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National Contest "Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2021" has launched its application campaign for Bulgarian innovative companies

The National Contest "Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2021" has launched its candidate recruitment campaign. The initiative is traditionally looking for Bulgarian start-up and established enterprises that have successfully developed and implemented innovations in its production, management practices and provision of services.

The Contest "Innovative Enterprise of the Year" is traditionally held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.

In addition to the awards provided in 8 categories, the finalists in the contest also receive the right to use the "Excellence in Innovation" brand of the Applied Research and Communications Fund.

In this year's edition, the Sofia Tech Park will support the winner in the "Innovative start-up enterprise" category with a special package of services and consultations targeted entirely to the start-up business needs.

Finalists also receive the opportunity to reach potential international partners and clients in all economic spheres within the framework of Enterprise Europe Network in over 60 countries.

Over 120 companies in various economic sectors - from start-ups to market leaders have received recognition for their successful innovations. Among the winners of the competition are "ONDO Solutions", "Ontotext" "Spesima", "Printivo", "Scale Focus", "Ultraflex Corporation", "International Power Supply", "Evedo Bulgaria," Central Cooperative Union "," Nicoms " "Leanplum".

Application process is entirely online until 10 October 2021, 23:45 on the platform.

The Contest is open for active Bulgarian companies that have successfully developed and implemented innovation over the past three years. Eight categories of innovations such as Market leadership, Social or Green innovation, Innovation management, Digital transformation, Innovation for better quality of life, Innovative start-up enterprise, Innovation in creative industries are open.

The Contest aims to promote successful Bulgarian business models based on innovation and new technologies. Candidates are evaluated by an expert group and final jury, according to the impact of their innovations and by special methodology.

The National Contest "Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2021" is organized by the Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting and Enterprise Europe Network - Bulgaria, with the support of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission and Sofia Tech Park.

Media partners of the contest are: TV Programme "Inovativno" of BNT2, Bulgarian National Radio - Radio Sofia, "Economy" Magazine, Digitalk, Kaldata.BG, "Bulgarian Science" Magazine, Uspelite.BG,,,, Trending

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Media relations: maya.tsaneva(at)


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