Fifteenth National Innovation Forum „Innovation and Economic Growth“, December 5 - Sofia


Innovative Enterprise of the Year Award
December 5, 2019
Sofia Hotel "Balkan", "Sredetz" hall

This years’ fifteenth edition of the National Innovation Forum, was held on December 5 in the Sredets Hall of Sofia Balkan Hotel. Traditionally, the winners of the National Innovative Enterprise of the Year competition were awarded during the forum. The Fifteenth National Innovation Forum is organized by the "Applied Research and Communications" ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, the EC Representation in Bulgaria and the BAS Unified Center for Innovation.

The forum is the premier national innovation platform for exchange of ideas and cooperation between the government, the business community and research organisations.

The Innovative Enterprise of the Year Award is open for participants from all industrial sectors. The award acknowledges innovative enterprises which have significantly improved or launched new products, services or processes over the last three years.

The forum was opened by Ognian Shentov, Chairman of the Applied Research and Communications Fund. The keynote address “Bulgaria’s Innovation Economy in 2019” was given by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev.

Ruslan Stefanov, Coordinator, Group, Applied Research and Communications Fund, introduced the Forum to the Innovation Report 2019, which presents analysis of the policies and practices in the field of innovation in Bulgaria. The report reviews the current performance of the national innovation system and the implementation of the national innovation policy.

In the discussion held, “Development of the Regional Innovation Potential”, with moderator Kristina Eskenasi, Chairman of the MB, Biotechnology and Health Cluster - Bulgaria, participated Boyko Takov, Executive Director, Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises, Nikolay Kamov, Coordinator, Bulgaria and Atanas Enev, Managing Partner, Bayomik Ltd

The event ended with a ceremony to award the winners of the National Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2019 competition. The awards were presented by President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev.

BalBok received the award for "Innovative Enterprise of the Year" in the area Green Innovation in 2014 at a special ceremony within the Tenth National Innovation Forum.


See also

ARC Consulting

National contest "Innovative Enterprise of the Year”