Dear Colleagues,

A consortium led by the Technical University of Varna is hosting the third CloudEARTHi conference, emphasizing the crucial role of higher education in driving sustainability and innovation through deep tech. This conference, in line with the European Innovation Agenda, invites diverse insights on the intersection of deep tech, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, it will address sub-themes that align with the CloudEARTHi initiative’s goals, fostering a comprehensive discussion on leveraging technology for societal benefit.

CloudEARTHi consortium´s members

The CloudEARTHi initiative is a collaborative effort among leading educational institutions, business partners, innovation hubs and NGOs across Europe. It includes partnerships with prominent universities and organizations such as UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Arctic Sustainability Lab, Technical University Varna, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Innovations, EIT RawMaterials, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Kyiv Academic University, Istanbul Kültür University, University of Alicante, G-Force, Impact Hub, Fasttrack, OctaInsight, goodguys and Consorzio Sol.Co, among others, and is associated with AI House, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Karlshochschule, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, aiming to foster innovation, sustainability and circular economy through deep tech.

This event underscores the importance of deep tech in fostering a better society and sustainability, aligning with the European Innovation Agenda. It underlines the pivotal role of higher education in encouraging sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation. Contributions that delve into the main theme or sub-themes are welcome, with a preference for interdisciplinary studies exploring deep tech, sustainability, and entrepreneurship through various methodological and theoretical lenses.

The conference main theme is:

“Deep Tech and Academic Education: Driving European Entrepreneurship and Sustainability”

Conference sub-themes are:

  • Innovation and higher education
  • Sustainable society
  • Circular economy
  • Supporting innovation in sustainability
  • Net-zero transition
  • Blue growth
  • Green transition
  • Big Data & AI for sustainable development

The event will take place from June 27th to June 29th, 2024, at the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria.

CloudEARTHi conference connects academics with businesses, public bodies and NGOs in order to explore how environmental sciences, sustainability, circular economy and the application of big data in business contexts can benefit society. The conference is organised within the CloudEARTHi initiative and funded by the European Union and EIT RawMaterials through the EIT HEI initiative. Some sessions and side events are funded by the Erasmus+ and the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). It is the third of a conference series on Innovation Capacity Building in Environmental Sciences, Sustainability and Circular Economy in Higher Education Institutions and their Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

To maximise the impacts and include all the stakeholders, we decided to plan the conference as a hybrid event. The hybrid format will allow all to contribute to the discussion regardless their busy agenda or limitation of their budget. Our registration allows for online or in person participation. Conference registration and attendance are free of charge (Thanks for the European Union and the EIT HEI initiative).

Our aim is to maximise the impact as we can, therefore we invite students (master and B.Sc levels) to contribute. A special session for the students will be prepared in order to bring their ideas into the spotlight and allow discussion with policy makers, business leaders and academics.

Please note the following important dates and deadlines:

We hope to make third CloudEARTHi conference 2024 a memorable event.

To submit papers, please go to: (submission tool:

To register for the conference, please go to: (registration tool:

More information about CloudEARTHi project, please visit our website:

The conference stream access will be announced on the website prior to the conference.

We look forward to meeting you in June!

With best regards,

Prof. Angel Marinov

Head of Scientific Committee