Welcome to Sophia Lab

About Us

We are..

  • An independent, private,  non-doctrinal and non-profit R&D forum of professionals  
  • An open, fact-based research, analysis & debate center  
  • New policies development supporter   
  • Growth experts, data scientists, FinTech & ICT aficionados

Our mission is..

  • To be a leading national laboratory for growth and development with a dual focus on analysis and impact  
  • To conduct in-depth research and analyses and assisst all the other meaningful R&D providers
  • To generate influential ideas and effective solutions for the Bulgarian industries (starting with Fintech) - at local, regional and international level
  • To aid the implementation of the above with access, talent and content.


  • FinTech
  • Telecom
  • Energy & Utilities
  • RegTech Sandbox   
  • (Very) Big Data & Research
  • High-Performance Computing

R&D Areas (2018)

Cyber Security

With less than 1% of the national corporates using any digital security solution, other than the plethora of desktop anti-virus programs, CyberSec is in our primary focus for 2018-2019.

Joint Techs

  • National remote identification standard
  • (Bulgarian) Instant payments platform
  • Joint cyber-security cooperation
  • PSD2 and NextGen Banking
  • Practical RPA
  • Practical Blockchain

Industrial Development

  • Empower the SMEs with better access to technology & growth tools
  • Providing the economy with the right facts and messages, stepping on improved statistical data

Data & Analytics

Structured & unstructured data,
RPA (Robotic Process Automation),
synthetic data 

Regulations 4.1

CDD (Customer Due Diligence), AML и ABRAPS (Advanced Banking Regulations and Predictive Systems)


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