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Ninth National Contest ‘Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2013’

Applied Research and Communications Fund and Enterprise Europe Network - Bulgaria launch the Ninth National Contest ‘Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2013’. The contest is supported by the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria.

The competition is open to all active Bulgarian companies successfully developing and implementing innovation in the last three years (since January 2011).

The Contest is held under the following categories :

- Market Leadership (innovative product recognized on the international market)
- Innovation Hub (process innovation implemented in number of clients)
- Quality of life (innovation for improved quality of life for users )
- Green innovation (innovation in the field of sustainable and environmentally sound development)
- Sustainable innovative behavior (continuous innovative activity in the last 6 years)
- Socio- economic impact on a region ( innovation with positive impact on the development of a geographical region )
- New category ! : Innovative start- up enterprise (up to three years from its creation)

The winning companies will be awarded in a special ceremony during the Ninth National Innovation Forum on December 5, 2013 in Sofia. The finalists receive honorary diploma and the winners - honorable statuette for Innovative Enterprise of the Year. Prizes will be awarded by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria , Mr. Rosen Plevneliev.

Innovative enterprises wishing to participate in the contest, can send their NOMINATION or NOMINATE ANOTHER COMPANY with a successful innovative product, process or service by completing a short questionnaire on The deadline for nominations is 24:00 h on November 1, 2013. The questionnaire is part of the annual survey evaluating the state of innovation of the Bulgarian companies as well as the prospects for development of the Bulgarian innovation system.

Nominated companies will receive a participation form to be completed and returned by 15 November. The applications will be reviewed and evaluated by an expert panel and the finalists will be visited by the Applied Research and Communications Fund’s team.

Information about previous editions of Innovative Enterprise of the Year Report for 2012 and previous reports

For more information about the contest:

Denitsa Marinova , denitsa.marinova @
Metodi Naydenov , metodi.naydenov @
Tel . : +359 2 / 973 3000 ( ext. 437 and 434 )
Applied Research and Communications Fund
Enterprise Europe Network - Bulgaria

For more information about the survey :

Todor Galev , todor.galev @
Senior Expert
Tel . : +359 2 / 973 3000
Applied Research and Communications Fund


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