|» First Innovation Seminar Discusses Knowledge Economy: a New Policy Instrument,
On 19 March 2004 ARC Fund and the Bulgarian Development Gateway organized the first Innovation Seminar “Knowledge Economy: New Policy Instrument”. The objective of the meeting was the initiation of a discussion on methodological and theoretical issues which are to turn later on into a discussion on the results from empirical surveys in the sphere of social, economic and technological innovations in Bulgaria and abroad. The seminar intends to publish materials (working papers) in Internet and in collections of papers, monographs and other works of the participants, approved by ARc Fund's Expert Council on Innovation.
» Program for Certification of Linux Experts in Bulgaria Launched,
The launch of a Linux experts certification program for Bulgaria was announced
at a round table in Sofia co-organized by Free
Software Association – Bulgaria, FSA-BG, Bulgaria
Development Gateway and ARC Fund on March 5, 2004. Mr. Glenn McKnight,
the Director for development of programs within Linux Professional Institute, LPI, responsible for local partners around
the world and the international funding, announced the start of the process
for educating and certifying Linux experts in Bulgaria.
» ARC Fund Organized e-Government Foresight Workshop at the Ministry of Transport and Communications,
On February 13, 2004 at the Ministry of Transport and Communications ARC Fund organized a wider consultancy workshop to present the interim results of the e-Government Foresight initiative in Bulgaria, implemented under the ForeTech project. The aim of this workshop was to discuss and endorse the final foresight results within a larger stakeholder community.
» Business Coalitions Fostering Transparency in Electronic Public Services,
ARC Fund, the Ministry of Finance and Coalition 2000 organized a roundtable discussion on electronic public services with representatives of the major business associations in Bulgaria.
» ARC Fund Promotes E-Business Development in the Less-Favoured Regions of Bulgaria ,
ARC Fund is involved in a project aimed at building adaptive zones for interregional e-commerce in specific sectors of SMEs from less favored regions in Bulgaria. Project partners are different scientific and commercial entities from Bulgaria, Germany, UK and Greece. The main goal is to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to improve their access to the global European market. The project establishes virtual regional zones for e-commerce, as well as support centers to help particular enterprises substitute the conventional commercial relations with e-business solutions and increase their efficiency and growth potential.
» ARC Fund Organizes International Capacity Building Workshop on Foresight in Romania,
As coordinator of the ForeTech project, ARC Fund initiated in cooperation with the Romanian CRIMM Foundation, the organization of the first Capacity Building Workshop on Foresight in Bucharest (Romania). The workshop was targeted at the national expert panel on biotechnologies set up within a National Strategy Foresight Program of the Romanian government. The panel’s assignment is to elaborate strategies in various areas, one of them being “Biotechnologies and Agriculture, and the Food and Drinks Industries”.
» ARC Fund Helps Bulgarian Industrial Companies Incorporate Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) in Their Products,
Since 2002 ARC Fund is a member of the MOEMS (Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems) Competence Center which assists European industries in incorporating MOEMS in their products, helps industrial customers implementing existing technologies and develops new MOEMS components and technology for their products and systems, in order to increase their competitiveness.
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