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» Fourteenth National Innovation Forum "Smart Policies for Innovation-driven Growth", Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, ЕC Representation in Bulgaria and Joint Innovation Centre of the BAS with the support of the Directorate General GROW and Executive Agency for SMEs, EC in media partnership with BNT, Economy magazine, and are organizing the Fourteenth National Innovation Forum "Smart Policies for Innovation-driven Growth".

The Forum will be held on 6th of December 2018, starting from 10:00 at Sofia Hotel Balkan (Sheraton), Sredetz hall.

The National Innovation Forum held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria is the premier national innovation platform for exchange of ideas and cooperation between the government, business community and research organisations. It aims to enhance the competitiveness of the Bulgarian companies and boost the innovation potential of the economy.

Traditionally, the National Innovation Forum exclusively presents the annual report, which provides reliable assessment of the policies and practices in the field of innovation in Bulgaria.

The Forum with the participation of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Rumen Radev  features the award ceremony of the Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2018 national contest.

For registration, please fill in the FORM HERE not later than 12:00 h on December 5th, 2018

» ARC Fund Introduces Excellence in Innovation Label to Recognise Outstanding Innovative Enterprises, On July 23, the campaign for the 14th edition of the Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2018 Contest is to be launched. Innovative Bulgarian start-ups and mature enterprises can apply electronically by October 15 inclusive. The awards will be presented in Person by the President of Bulgaria, Mr. Rumen Radev, at the National Innovation Forum on December 6, 2018.

From this year on, the awardees in the Contest also receive the label “Excellence in Innovation”. The label honors excellence, impact and efficiency of cutting-edge innovations developed by Bulgarian companies.

Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting and Enterprise Europe Network - Bulgaria with the support of the of DG GROWTH , EC, and in media partnership with the Bulgarian National Television, Economy Magazine , portal and are inviting nominees for the 14th edition of the Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2018 National Contest. Active Bulgarian companies that have successfully developed and implemented innovation in the past three years can participate in the initiative. Applications can be made electronically by 23:45 on October 15, 2018.

The competition aims to support entrepreneurial discovery and promote Bulgarian innovation champions.

» Excellence-in-ReSTI: International pilot training kick-off for 25 young project managers from the Danube Region, Eisenstadt, 02.10.2018 – Two days full of learning, networking, and gaining skills for innovative project management: University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Burgenland’s Campus Eisenstadt turned into a networking hub for 25 young project managers from all over Europe on October 1-2. The event kicked off a one-year pilot blended learning programme, the “”, in which students and trainers will work together on testing and improving a five-module curriculum on Excellence in Research, Social and Technological Innovation Project Management (Excellence-in-ReSTI).

» Open Call for Experts – Registry of Research Infrastructures Reviewers, The ResInfra@DR project launched an Open Call for experienced evaluators who want to be included in a registry of research infrastructure (RI) reviewers. Reviewers in the registry must have the knowledge, experience and ability to conduct ex-ante assessments of upcoming RI instruments and/or planned RIs in the Danube macro-region countries.

» Open Call Announcement
Mutual Learning Exercise within the
ResInfra@DR, ResInfra@DR project partners would like to announce an open call for the involvement of research infrastructures and thematic experts in the mutual learning exercise. Designed to strengthen Research Infrastructures in the Danube macro region, the project develops a mutual learning activity resulting in practical recommendations. Eligibility criteria, financial framework, evaluation criteria, and special call conditions are described in the Terms of References here.

» WATIFY: Inspire to Transform, 2 May 2018, Sofia, This interactive event is organised with the support of MOVE.BG and Enterprise Europe Network Bulgaria and powered by Smartfablab, VR Express, Cupffee

» European ICT business mission in Tokyo, Japan - May 2018, ARC Consulting at Enterprise Europe Network-Bulgaria organizes the participation of Bulgarian companies and clusters in the ICT Mission – 8-11 May, Tokyo, Japan.

» Entrepreuners and experts discuss how to improve the National Innovation Fund`s work, Representatives of leading sectors of Bulgarian economy (ICT, biotechnology, machinary, etc.), inventors and intermediaries, together with experts from the Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economy, discussed the most

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

» Twelfth National Innovation Forum “Innovation powered by talent” , The Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria , Design for Europe and the Joint Innovation Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with the support of Directorate General GROWTH, EC, the Executive Agency for SMEs, EC and with the media partnership of Bloomberg TV Bulgaria and held the Twelfth National Innovation Forum "Innovation Powered by Talent".

The President of Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rosen Plevneliev awarded the winners in the National Contest “Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2016“.

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