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Plamen Ivanov

Plamen Ivanov

Project Director, Enterprise Europe NetworkBulgaria


Master’s degree (Economics and Industrial Management),
University of Economics, Varna

Master’s degree (Electrical energy from renewable energy sources),
Technical University, Sofia



Plamen Ivanov has master’s degrees in Economics and Industrial Management from the University of Economics – Varna and Electrical Energy from Renewable Energy Sources from the Technical University-Sofia. Plamen is a Certified Project manager Professional (PMP) since 2013 by PMI, USA, and Business NLP Master Practitioner with coaching skills accredited by the International Trainers and Coaching Academy of NLP.

Plamen has worked as a commercial director in multinational industrial companies such as Saint-Gobain Bulgaria EOOD, Etem Bulgaria AD, and Mauer Locking Systems OOD (currently part of ASSA Abloy). 

He has participated in projects on creating and marketing of new products and services, introducing quality management systems according to ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 standards, definition, introducing and changing the company’s business model, and introducing CRM systems.

As a member of the team of the consulting company MLC International, Plamen works on projects focused on developing and optimizing the company’s business processes, improve the company’s business culture, and conduct individual business coaching sessions to develop leadership and sales skills.

Research Focus

Building and developing an innovation culture in enterprises, organizational models for successful innovations, methods and conditions for stimulating creativity. National, regional, and sectoral innovation systems. Assessment of the innovation potential at the company level and the innovation systems level. Value-Added Chains. Technology transfer. Research and innovation infrastructure.

Topics of Interest

  • Innovation
  • Innovation policy
  • Innovation systems
  • Technology transfer
  • Evaluation of innovation management
  • Strategic management
  • Organizational change