COVID-19 Activity Tracker Platform (CAT)

Publication Date: 24/05/20

The COVID-19 Activity Tracker (CAT) platform can be used by government and industry organisations to make economic recovery decisions based onforecast estimates.

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The GATE Institute presented its capabilities as a NATO test center for new technologies to companies in the sector

Publication Date: 24/04/23

The Institute “Big data for Smart Society” (GATE) participated as a test center for new technologies from the DIANA network in an information meeting to present the NATO Innovation Fund and the Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA). Event organizers were the Ministries of Innovation and Growth, Defense and Economy and Industry. The event held on 24 April 2023, also featured the Institute of Defense “Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov”, the other test center of DIANA in Bulgaria.


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Webinar on Media Literacy in Southern Europe

Publication Date: 14/03/23

A webinar on media literacy at a national and regional level will be organized by the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). The meeting will be on March 22, 2023,  from 15:00 to 16:15. Registration is available at: Media literacy at the national and regional level supported by the EDMO hubs (Part 1) – Media and Learning (


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GATE heads a regional hub to combat disinformation

Publication Date: 27/01/23

The kick-off meeting of the international project to create the Bulgarian-Romanian Observatory for Digital Media (BROD) took place on January 26-27, 2023, in Sofia. In it, the “Big Data for Smart  Society” – GATE Institute  – at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” heads a regional hub for combating disinformation. The project is funded by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency. Its coordinator is GATE and it includes 11 other partners from five European countries, including Agence France-Presse and Bulgarian National Television. Its duration is until May 31, 2025.

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GATЕ annual Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Forum 2021

Publication Date: 10/12/21

The Second GATE Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Forum (BDAIF2021) that was held on 8 – 9 December, online, highlighted the scientific results and technological achievements of the Institute in its second year and outlined the perspectives in further research and collaboration

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GATE initiated the first Bulgarian data space

Publication Date: 10/11/22

On November 9, 2022, the first Urban Data Space in Bulgaria was officially launched, where different organizations can share and access data for developing new business products and improving services in the city.

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GATE becomes a NATO test centre for new technologies

Publication Date: 07/04/22

Today, 7 April, during the meetings of the NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, the Alliance took the next step in its efforts in the area of new technologies.

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Publication Date: 20/05/21

During a special event, the team of GATE Institute, together with Prof. Nikolay Denkov, Minister of Education and Science, Prof. Anastas Gerdjikov, Rector of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ” and Mr Konstantin Pavlov, Mayor of Lozenets district laid the foundations of the new building of the institute.

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The GATE Institute opened a summer school for detecting disinformation on social media

Publication Date: 26/07/21

How to detect disinformation on social media? This is the topic of the first summer school on disinformation of the institute “Big data for smart society” (GATE), at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”. It was opened on July 26, 2021, in Plovdiv. The two-day event is organized jointly with the Association “Information Society Development” – ARIO.

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Publication Date: 12/12/20



The first annual event of the GATE Institute took place on December 10th, 2020, online. The Big Data and Artificial intelligence forum (BDAIF) aimed to demonstrate how Big Data and Artificial Intelligence can tackle society’s problems, to enable the exchange of ideas with leading researchers – partners of GATE, to present the results and raise awareness of the activities of the institute. It was organized in collaboration between the GATE Institute, Bulgaria and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

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