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Awarded and nominated companies at the Thirteenth National Contest for Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2017

Winners in the Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2017 contest

The award ceremony of the contest’ 13th edition was featured during the National Innovation Forum on 15th December 2017. The forum is organized under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Rumen Radev with the special participation of Mr. Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the country and Mr. Ognian Zlatev, Head of the EC Representation in Bulgaria.

“Market Leadership” award

Ontotext JSC

Ontotext develops products and solutions based on semantic technologies. Its Graph DB innovation is a globally recognized graph data base, used by top publishers of scientific content as Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley. This is a radical innovation for the publishing business and the management of big volumes of dynamic content.      


“Innovation for quality of life” award

ProsFit Technologies JSC

ProsFit Technologies develops medical software and integrated digital service for precise and individually customised design and 3D printing of prosthesis for patients with amputated limbs. The company is a pioneer in the field and works in joint projects with Handicap International and with medical centers in Europe, Australia and Asia.


“Innovative start-up enterprise” award

Amber Technology JSC

Amber Technology was founded in 2016. It developed a mattress with the help of a unique technology for embedding pure Baltic amber. It is known for its healthy and balancing effect. The company’s direct sales are entirely based on digital marketing. It also develops a whole range of products for healthy sleep.


“Social innovation” award

Bulbera Ltd.

Bulbera is the deisgner of the free mobile application Protect Your Kid. It is the only one developed in Bulgarian and allows for blocking dangerous internet content and as well as risky mobile applications. It is translated in 10 languages and is distributed in countries from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.


 “Green Innovation” award

Asarel – Medet JSC

Asarel – Medet JSC has developed a system for re-cultivation of mining depots for waste ore. It allows for simultaneous extraction of copper from the waste along with decrease of side products and restoration of natural habitats. The system is for the first time applied on a fully operational depot for ore waste.


“Innovation Management” award

Institute for Medical Research Ltd.

This is the first private institute for medical scientific research in Bulgaria. The company’s activity is focused on innovations and international projects in the fields of personalized medicine, diagnostics and genetic tests. The company is featured by outstanding innovation management according to internationally recognised standards. 


 “Innovation powered by talent” award

Grozen Entertainment Ltd.

Grozen Entertainment is a producer of comic books, art book editions and holds a cartoon studio. The company developed a professional reality format for young comic artists COMIC BOX, which is a world novelty. It also maintains an educational center for the whole spectrum of professions for advertising, cartoon, gaming and comic books.


“Innovation in creative industry” award

MP-Studio Ltd.

MP-Studio is among the pioneers in the design of 3D visual effects and interactive installations on diverse objects. It achieved an innovative synchronization between laser and video mapping under the 4D Experience brand. The company has over 160 projects all over the world, including first mapping of a cave, a cathedral and a moving object.


All the companies awarded in the National Contest for Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2017

Nominations in the National Contest for Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2017 (in alphabetical order)

Avtoikonom Ltd.

Avtoikonom is an internet platform and a mobile app for interactive two-way connection between the car owner and the service providers – service stations, technical inspection, insurance and leasing companies.

ClaimCompass Ltd.

ClaimCompass is an online platform and mobile app for airplane passengers to claim and receive compensation in case of cancelled or delayed flights on the basis of EU Regulation 261/2004.

Imperia online Ltd.

Imperia online developed and distributed the Kingdoms Online computer game – a real-time strategy entirely localized on  the Arabic market.

Kickflip Ltd.

Kickflip is an agency for design of digital products. The company is involved in the creation of a digital platform for development of innovative solutions in the medical domain.

Ligna Group

Ligna Group is specialized in furnishing, interior design and process management related to complete furnishing of private and public buildings.

Mobile Systems Ltd.

Mobile Systems (under the MobiSystems brand) is the developer of OfficeSuite Now, a multiplatform office package for companies and individual users.

Optix JSC

Optix has developed and produces a system for early detection of fires - OPTIX Automated Remote identiFIRE, which combines thermographic functionalities, meteorological and topographical data.

ProSmart Ltd.

ProSmart has developed a specific programmable thermostatic controller with wireless temperature sensor Bboil RF that allows for remote control of household electric appliances.

Sirma Medical Systems JSC

Sirma Medical Systems has developed the Diabetes:M mobile application and platform for unceasing monitoring of the health condition of people with different types of diabetes and pre diabetes.

Tangra – AV Ltd.

Tangra – AV develops its own range of energy saving ventilation systems with energy restoration of up to 94%.

Ultraflex Corporation Ltd.

Ultraflex Corporation Ltd. designs and manufactures a full range of products for the power electronics as well as the EasyMelt Air inductive melting device with air cooling.

Vitanea Ltd.

Vitanea produces nectars, juices and tea from aronia, blackberry, and raspberry with functional qualities using original technology created by prof. Krachanov.

Volontime Ltd.

Volontime has launched, developed and is operating a social network for good deeds, where everyone can find useful information for everything and become a live part of any action related to doing good.


About Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2017 national contest

Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria and the EC Representation in Bulgaria with the support of the Directorate General GROW in media partnership with BNT Economy magazine and the portal, organised the 13th edition of Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2017 national contest.

Over 100 applications from innovative companies from various economic areas were received among which 21 nominations elicited. The jury awarded 8 of them on the grounds of innovation impact.

The applicants are evaluated against a special methodology by an expert panel and a 17-member jury based on the following set of criteria:

  • Expenditures in R&D or technology upgrade
  • R&D personnel
  • Organizational and/or management innovations introduced
  • Cooperation for innovation
  • Financing by public and/or private innovation programs
  • Innovation awards
  • Technical level of the innovation
  • Ownership of intellectual property
  • Social impact of the innovation acknowledgement of the innovation on international markets
  • Acknowledgement of the innovation on international markets

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