BAIT is the biggest, most representative and influential branch organization in the Bulgarian ICT industry. Established in 1995, presently 100+ member companies are enlisted in it which are generating an annual turnover of 2.7 milliard BGN and 10 000 ICT specialists are working for them.The Association includes companies in the trend of hardware, software, system integration, networks, telecommunications, Internet suppliers, etc.
The mission of BAIT is to protect the general interests of its members by actively working for the implementation of ICT in the education, changing the universities teaching curriculums by taking into account the needs of the ICT business, increasing the intake of the students into ICT specialties, facilitating the procedure of hiring professionals from non EU countries, e–government systems implementation, transparent and competitive business environment, etc.
BAIT is a member of DIGITALEUROPE – the most powerful IT European association in which Managing Board it has a representative.
BAIT is working on two European projects – eSkills for Jobs 2015-2016 and WATIFY and had established a National Office for Technology Transfer in the ICT sector.
BAIT is the organizer of the national competition BAIT AWARDS for the contribution to the development of the information and communication technologies. BAIT AWARDS are under the patronage of the President -Rosen Plevneliev who traditionally presents the special award.