European Day of the Entrepreneur 2006
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PROGRAMME
November 7, 2006 (Tuesday)
8.00 9.00 Registration
Moderator: Assoc. prof. Roumen Nikolov,
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
9.00 - 9.30  Opening Welcome speeches

Prof. DSc. Boyan Biolchev- Rector of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Eng. Dr. Boyko Borissov - Mayor of Sofia
Mr. Enzo Reali - Delegation of the European Commission to Bulgaria
Mr. Nikolai Vassilev - Minister of State Administration and Administrative Reform
Part 1 CHALLENGES IN FRONT OF THE BUSSINESS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR EU FUNDS UTILISATION
Moderator: Dr. Kamelia Stefanova,
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
  The national strategic reference framework Ms. Eli Manolova, Ministry of Finance
9.30 - 11.00 Operational Programme "Regional Development" Ms. Venelina Chervenkova, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
  Priorities of OP "Development of the competitiveness of Bulgarian Economy" Mr. Nedko Natov, Ministry of Economy and Energy
  Operational Programme "Administrative Capacity" Ms. Maria Divizieva, Deputy Minister MSAAR
  Capacities of the Local Authorities for participation in planning and Implementation of the Structural Funds projects Mrs. Ginka Chavdarova, National Association of Municipalities
  PPP for Structural and Cohesion Fund absorption Ms. Elza Grigorova, National Business Development Network
11.00 - 11.30 - Coffee break
Part 2 KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH
Moderator: Angel Milev, Apply Research and Communication Fund
  European Commission activities in the field of knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship Mr. Simeon Shenev, EC, DG Enterprises and Industry
11.30 - 13.00 National Innovation Strategy and Creation of Technology Transfer Centres Mr. Stanimir Barzashki, Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises
  Academia-Industry Co-operation: The Greek experience Mr. Artemis Saitakis, Managing Director, Science and Technology Park of Crete, Greece
  Enterprise, knowledge and innovation conditions for success of SMEs in ICT sector Mr. Peter Statev, Chairman of the Managing Board, Bulgarian ICT Cluster
  On-line Communities and People Networking for Projects Opportunities at the EU level Mr. Marc Pallot, European Society of Concurrent Enterprising Network
 
Panel sessions 14.00 - 15.30
Hall "Mussala", floor 2 Hall "Rodopi", floor 1 Hall "Vihren", floor 2
The knowledge-based economy technology transfer and innovation Opportunities of the EU programs and the Structural funds for the research and business Preparation of projects to be financed by the Structural Funds
- Cyprus Innovation System and IRC Cyprus action plan and structure - Antonis Antoniou, Technology Advisor, Cyprus Institute of Technology

- The innovation policy of the Technical University Varna for making the university as a place for business - Assoc. Prof. Hristo Hristov, Vice Rector, Technical university Varna

- WESTBIC In support of academic-industry collaboration - Ultan Faherty, WESTBIC, Ireland

- Establishment of IP University Points in Bulgaria - Zdravka Gjozlieva, Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

- Research and innovation activities and IPRs - Miglena Molhova, UNWE

- FP7 and the Structural Funds- new opportunities for cooperation - Albena Vutsova, National Coordinator of FP7, Director "Scientific research", MES

- Priorities of Operational Program "Human Resources" - Plamen Grigorov, Head of sector "Programming and evaluation", Directorate "European funds, international programs and projects", Ministry of works and social policy

- Structural funds instrument for encouragement of research and innovation in the area of ICT - Georgi Prangov, Senior expert, Directorate "Information society and information technology", State Agency for IT and communications
- Preparation and assessment of investment projects to be financed through the EC accession funds - Prof. Evgeni Tsolov, CIST, SU "St. Kliment Ohridski"

- Valuation of project financing methods - Rositsa Kozleva, Infraproject consult

- Management of stages during implementation of project financing activities - Stanislav Ivanov, "Metropolitan"

- Preparation of project for building a plant for processing of construction waste Alexander Trifonov, "Kimcoop" LTD

- Special features in preparation of transport projects to be financed by the ERDF and Cohesion Fund- Bouryana Konaklieva, CIST, SU "St. Kliment Ohridski"

- Preparation of inter modal terminal project Rousse-Varna - Hristo Alexiev, Ministry of Transport
Moderator: Dr. Kamelia Stefanova,
CIST, SU "St. Kliment Ohridski
Moderator: Daniela Chonkova,
ARC Fund
Moderator: Nadya Nikolova,
Sofia Municipality
15.30 - 16.00 - Coffe break
16.00 - 18.00 - Panel Sessions
Challenges to the Bulgarian Network of Research Mobility Centers Entrepreneurship in Universities
Banks and consultants in partnership with business and local authorities for EC Structural funds absorption
CONFERENCE "RESEARCHERS CAREER AND MOBILITY" - The Entrepreneurial University - Prof. Tsvetan Davidkov, SU "St. Kliment Ohridski"

- Challenges and Opportunities to Entrepreneurship in Information Technologies rk Harris, Intel Corp.

- Business without Borders to encourage entrepreneurship among young people - nya Fileva, BwB, Bulgaria

- Business skills for IT managers, Georgi Kalushev, SU "St. Kliment Ohridski"

- Entrepreneurial intentions among University students in Bulgaria: results from a survey - Desislava Yordanova, Doctoral student, Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Guarantee fund for project co-financing FLAG, Dimcho Mihalevski, Deputy Minister, MRDPW

- Presentation of Financial institutions

- Using the best European practice in utilization of EC Structural funds in Bulgaria - Svetla Marinova, SMS, Almarex

- Project preparation and management for OP "Regional Development" and OP "Human Resources" - Krassimir Krastev, Institute for programme and project management

- SAPARD an important experience for Structural funds utilization by business - Petya Kadiiska, SMS, New business advisors

"Municipal Financial Navigator" - software for analyzing municipal budgets - Sylvia Georgieva, "NAMRB-ACTIV"
  Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Tzvetan Davidkov,
SU "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Moderator: Ekaterina Ignatova,
BAMCO
18.00 - Cocktail
 
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", FMI