The rapid development of technology and the opening of the global markets have changed every aspect of the modern economy. Today's economy is about knowledge - how it is produced, stored, shared and invested. The development of the knowledge economy and knowledge society places new opportunities and challenges to policy communities across the world, in Europe and in Bulgaria. ARC Fund aims to lead and support Bulgaria's transition to a knowledge-based economy. Its knowledge and expertise in the key-to-growth issues of ICT, innovation, technology transfer and foresight, coupled with work and insights in Bulgarian governance and economic mechanisms position the organization uniquely in this process. ARC Fund has pioneered the promotion of the knowledge economy concept and the creation of a knowledge community in the country - the first steps to knowledgeable transition. The success of the transformation depends on the networked efforts of policy makers, think-tanks, academics, the business community and other stakeholders. To foster the clustering of expertise and resources on knowledge economy ARC Fund has created the Knowledge Economy Portal at the Bulgaria Development Gateway.
Below you can find ARC Fund's major events and publications related to the development of a knowledge economy in Bulgaria. Additional resources and official documents of other national and international organizations and institutions can be found at the Bulgaria Development Gateway.
International conference: Knowledge Economy - Challenges and Opportunities for Bulgaria, May 19, 2004
Bulgaria's Regional Innovation System showcased at the Third Knowledge Economy Forum in Budapest, Mar 23, 2004 - Mar 26, 2004
First Innovation Seminar: Knowledge Economy - a New Policy Instrument, Mar 19, 2004
Knowledge Economy Panel within the European Day of the Entrepreneuer, Oct 09, 2003
Publications & Resources
Brochure: Knowledge Economy - theory, policies and current status in Bulgaria
Knowledge Economy Portal on the Bulgaria Development Gateway
The World Bank's Knowledge Economy Forums
The EU Accession Countries' Transition to a Knowledge-based Economy - a special feature on Bulgaria, Poland and Romania published by the Development Gateway portal in December 2002