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November 23 - 24, 2009

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9.00 – 10.00 Registration
PLENARY SESSIONS - "Vitosha" Hall, Inter Expo Center
Moderator: Bojil Dobrev, Director, Scientific Research Department (NIS) of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
10.00 – 10.30 Welcome speeches Ivan Ilchev, Rector, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia
Juliana Nikolova, MS
Zinaida Veleva-Zlatanova, EC Representation in Bulgaria
Ivo Prokopiev, CEIBG
Svetlin Tanchev, PKEF of NA
Kostadin Kostadinov, Representative of the Ministry of education, youth and science
10.30 – 11.00 Announcement of Contest for innovative entrepreneurial idea for SU students, organized by the Student Council of FMI Dimitar Karamantchev, Chairman of Students' Council at Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
Milena Stoicheva, Executive director, Junior Achievement Bulgaria
Anton Todorov, Bulgarian Business Angels Network (BBAN)
Dimitrina Kazankina, Project manager, CEED Bulgaria
11.00 – 11.30 สเ๔ๅ ๏เ๓็เ
Moderator: Kostadin Kostadinov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
11.30 – 12.30 Science-business relationship for the implementation of the European innovation policy Kamen Mutafov, TTO at Scientific Research Department (NIS) of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Role of European innovation policy for entrepreneurship development Roumen Nikolov, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Role of VENTURE capital for entrepreneurship development Deyan Doikov, College of management, trade and marketing
YENTELS – Platform for young entrepreneurs training Veselin Spiridonov, VIRTECH Ltd.
Project: Cooperation in Southeast Europe on financing and technology transfer Rayna Karcheva, Project coordinator

Moderator: Boryana Savova, Director of Sofia Representation in EC

12.30 – 13.00 Presentation of National Business Development Network and sharing of best practices: TechnoStart project Marieta Nikolova, Executive director, National Business Development Network (NBDN)
Open Days 2009 Irina Yordanova, Sofia Municipal Council
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 18.00 Exhibition of technology products and meeting "My ideas meet your money" with the participation of students, young entrepreneurs, scientists, developers and representatives of banking and financing institutions


23 November 2009 (Monday)
  Hall "Vihren" Hall "Pirin" Hall "Musala" Hall "Rila"
14.00 – 15.45 Center for Technology Transfer in Science NIS, SU "St. Kliment Ohridski"
With participation of a representative of TSTT of Boston University, USA
Innovations in Public Sector
Sofia Municipality
Challenges for industry-academy collaboration
Knowledge transfer and innovation
First meeting of the National Group to support the project
Cooperation in Southeastern Europe on financing and innovation /South-East European Co-operation of Innovation and Finance Agencies - SEE-IFA Network
With the participation of Foundation Euro Perspectives ", Association of Business Angels, NBDN, Club "Women in industry", BSMEPA, EBRD, C.R.E.A.M – Bulgaria
Presentation of the project
"Transfer of training methods for professional qualifications as a provider of second-hand goods” in partnership with the University of Bremen
The Constituent Assembly and meeting of members of
"National Association for Project Management consulting in energy"
15.45 – 16.15 Coffee break
16.15 – 18.00 How to start my own business
Discussion with the assistance of BBAN and Start up Foundation
Innovations in Public Sector
Sofia Municipality
Challenges for industry-academy collaboration
Demand-driven Innovation Policy: mechanisms for transfer of knowledge and innovation in Europe

24 November 2009 (Tuesday)
  Hall "Vihren" Hall "Musala"
9.00 – 11.00
Business Applications of Serious Games

  • Serious Games - Contemporary state and perspectives, Rumen Nikolov, SU
  • PRIME project and other developments of serious games, Sergey Varbanov, Pavel Boytchev and Ivan Koychev, SU
  • LUDUS project and prospects for development of serious games in Bulgaria and the EU, Branimir Handjiev, Bulgarian Industrial Association
  • Discussion
Challenges for industry-academy collaboration
Industry-Academia collaboration practice and knowledge transfer in Bulgaria
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 Club Meeting - Women in Industry - Scientific and Technical Union
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Snejana Grozdanova, Chairman
Challenges for industry-academy collaboration
Industry-Academia mobility in the European countries
14.00 – 15.30 Roundtable
"Barriers to mobility and career development of researchers"

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