|» Public Discussion on the ‘Application of Open Source Systems in Public Administration’ ,
A joint event co-organized by the Ministry of Public Administration and ARC Fund stimulated an open discussion on the benefits and challenges of implementing OSS in the public administration.
» Sectoral Meeting on Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Textile and Clothing companies held on 27–28 November at Katex Ltd., Kazanlak,
ARC Fund, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Industrial Association, Business Center Kazanlak and Katex Ltd., organized, under the work programme of the IRC–Bulgaria project, a sectoral meeting on “Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Textile and Clothing companies” on 27–28 November 2007 at Katex Ltd., in Kazanlak.
» Bulgarian Hotline launches Safer Internet training for school teachers ,
The Bulgarian Hotline against harmful and illegal Internet content started in November a series of safer Internet training seminars for school directors and teachers and representatives of Regional Inspectorates for Education around the country.
» Technology Brokerage Event in the field of ICT during BAIT EXPO 2007 in Sofia, November 1st-2nd, 2007,
The Innovation Relay Centre – Bulgaria in collaboration with the Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies , the State Agency for Information Technology and Communications , the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies and the Bulgarreklama Agency organised a Technology Brokerage Event in the field of ICT on 1st-2nd November, 2007 in Sofia during the BAIT EXPO 2007 exhibition.
» RIS BRIDGE Scenario Workshop for identifying the long-term goal of the Regional Innovation Strategy for the South West region of planning ,
ARC Fund, together with the Center for the Study of Democracy, organized a Scenario Workshop for identifying the long-term goal of the Regional Innovation Strategy for the South West planning region and for discussing concrete measures to be incorporated in the Action Plan for the strategy’s implementation. The event took place in Borovets on October 11-12, 2007 and was carried out within the frame of the RIS BRIDGE initiative for building regional capacity to work with the financial instruments of the European Cohesion and Structural Funds.
» Seminar on Development of e-Business in the cross-border Region in Haskovo,
On 15-16 October 2007 the Agency for Promotion of Medium and Small Businesses together with the Alliance for Regional Cooperation and Development, Haskovo organized a two day seminar on Development of e-Business in the cross-border Region.
» Presentation of the book Innovation and Research in Bulgaria on the Eve of EU Accession: Lessons from Peer Country – Austria ,
On 21 September 2007 ARC Fund jointly with the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) in Sofia and the Society for Research Promotion, Vienna (Geselschaft zur Foerderung der Forschung - GFF) organized a presentation of the book Innovation and Research in Bulgaria on the Eve of EU Accession: Lessons from Peer Country – Austria. The book examines the potential role that Austria can play in supporting Bulgaria in terms of its integration process, in particular in the EU’s Seventh Research Framework Programme.
» CORDIS published an article on the Innovation.bg report, issued by ARC Fund,
On September 14-th 2007, the Community Information Service CORDIS published an article in its news data base CORDIS News with comments on the Innovation.bg report, issued by the Applied Research and Communications Fund.
» Urban Youth Fest for Safer Internet in Sofia,
Several official institutions and non-governmental organizations, ARC Fund among the others, joined efforts in organizing a summer event for children and teenagers under the Safer Internet campaign of the Bulgarian Hotline against illegal and harmful content in Internet, operated by ARC Fund. The event was opened by the Deputy Prime-minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ivaylo Kalfin, the Chairman of the State Agency for Information Technology and Communications Mr. Plamen Vachkov and the Deputy-Chairman of the State Agency for Youth and Sports Mr. Mihail Balabanov.
» ARC Fund presented Innovation.BG 2007 report to international and diplomatic community,
At a meeting on Friday, 29th June 2007, ARC Fund presented the English version of its annual Innovation.BG report to members of the international community in Bulgaria. The meeting was opened by Dr. Ognian Shentov, ARC Fund Chairman, who positioned the report in the context of ARC Fund's overall work in advancing the innovation policy agenda in Bulgaria.
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