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23-24 November 2009
Inter Expo Centre, Sofia, 147, Tzarigradsho shosse Blvd.

Co-organizers: Sofia University, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science


Monday, 23 November
Plenary hall Mussala

13:00-14:00 Registration of participants
14:00-14:30 Opening session
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Roumen Nikolov, Sofia University
  • Acad. Nikola Sabotinov, President of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Jelio Vladimirov Deputy Rector of Sofia University
14:30-16:00 Plenary session 1 "The challenges of the knowledge-based economy: Knowledge transfer and innovation", Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Kamelia Stefanova, UNWE
  • Challenges for knowledge organizations in the triangle of knowledge, Assoc. Prof. Roumen Nikolov, Sofia University
  • Restructuring of Research and Development Institutes in Europe and Central Asia Dr. Evgeni Evgeniev, Private Sector Development Specialist, Private and Finance Sector Development, The World Bank
  • Challenges for Bulgarian research and innovation policy, Prof. Kostadin Kostadinov
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16.30-18.00 Plenary session 2 "Demand-driven research and innovation: Mechanisms for innovation and knowledge transfer in Europe", Moderator: Ms Mirolyuba Madjarova, European Commission, DG Research
  • Industry-academia partnership policies and practices in Europe, Mr Enzo Riali, EU Experts Association
  • Partnership university - business, Assoc. Prof. Ivan Stoychev, UNWE
  • Role of Bulgarian organizations in the Enterprise Europe Network, Ms Daniela Tchonkova, ARC Fund
  • European Network of Business Innovation Centers, Dr. Uwe Hoppe, CEO, Business and Innovation Centre Frankfurt (Oder) GmbH

Tuesday, 24 November
Plenary hall Mussala

9.0011.00 Plenary session 3 "Industry - Academia collaboration practice and knowledge transfer in Bulgaria", Moderator: Prof. Kostadin Kostadinov
  • Innovation strategy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Georgi Rajchevski, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Cluster of Mechatronics and Automatisation in Bulgaria, Dr. Ventsislav Slavkov
  • Migration of Excellence from ITU CoE to NBU Continuous Education Programs, Prof. Antoni Slavinski, New Bulgarian University
  • Academic Society in the Public Electronic Media Area, Mr. Ivo Draganov, New Bulgarian University
  • New Revolution at the Interface of Science and Technology, Dr. Lachezar Avramov
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Plenary session 4 "Industry - Academia Mobility in European countries", Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Elissaveta Gourova, Sofia University
  • Demand-driven innovation policy an instrument for stimulating both business and research, Ms Mirolyuba Madjarova, European Commission, DG Research
  • Framework for Industry-academia collaboration in Greece, Mr Dimitrios Sanopolous, CERTH, Greece
  • Comparative study within E*CARE project on mobility and career of researchers, Assoc. Prof. Ljudmila Ivancheva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-15.30 Round Table on "Barriers for Mobility and Career of researchers", Moderator: Ms Karina Angelieva
  • Legislative challenges for industry-academia collaboration and researchers career, Desislava Krusteva, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., Bulgarian Law Firm
  • Barriers: The Bulgarian case, Assoc. Prof. Elissaveta Gourova, Sofia University
  Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", FMI