Industrial Cluster Srednogorie is a non-profit organization, an initiative of large industrial enterprises in the region of Central Srednogorie: Assarel Medet, Aurubis Bulgaria, Ellatzite Med, Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech and Geotechmin.
The association integrates the companies which define the industrial character of the area of Central Srednogorie: basic industries of mining and processing of copper, gold-containing ores and copper concentrate, high – tech companies producing optical, optomechanical and optoelectronic device systems,companies serving the industrial productions; research and educational organizations, and local government representatives. Members of the organization are some of the largest corporate employers in the country, employing over 8,000 people.
Cluster members are: Assarel–Medet, Aurubis Bulgaria, Ellatzite–Med, Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech, Geotechmin, Air Liquide Bulgaria, Eurotest–Control, Energeo, Optix Co, Opticoelectron Group, Centre for Management and Vocational Training, Geostroy, Siemens Bulgaria, Geotrading, Argus, MP-Metalplast, Oloplast Group, CMC-C, GeoSolve, Ipsilon- Ivan Ivanov, Paradox, Retel, Simplex – Rabadjiyska & Co, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” ,University of mining and geology “St.IvanRilski”, Technical university – Sofia, University of Forestry (UF) – Sofia, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM), Municipality of Anton, Municipality of Chelopech, Municipality of Chavdar, Municipality of Panagyurishte, Municipality of Pirdop, Municipality of Mirkovo, Municipality of Strelcha, Municipality of Zlatica, Municipality of Koprivshtitsa and Municipality of Etropole.
The organization centres on the cooperation of interests and abilities of its members, its goal being the improvement of the competitiveness and potential of the regional economy.
The members cooperate with each other and with the local authorities for the sustainable development of the region. They achieve synergy through technological interchange of materials, raw materials and manufacturing of by-products and services. They share common opportunities for development of human resources, scientific research, promotion of products and services and attraction of investments.