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Ruslan Stefanov

Ruslan Stefanov

General Manager, ARC Consulting EOOD


Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration,
University of National and World Economy, Sofia

English, Deutsch, Русский


Ruslan Stefanov is the General Manager of ARC Consulting EOOD, the consulting arm of the Applied Research and Communications Fund. ARC Consulting manages the Enterprise Europe Network node in Bulgaria. Ruslan is co-chairman of, the most reputable annual assessment of the innovation performance of the Bulgarian economy. He is a member of the jury of the National Innovation Award. For more than 15 years Ruslan has been working on research and consulting projects in the field of smart specialization policy and practice, regional innovation strategies, technology and innovation assessments and SME promotion in South East Europe and the Black Sea region.

Research Focus

Energy governance and energy security, Innovation and smart specialization

Topics of Interest

  • Smart specialization

  • National and regional innovation policy and strategy

  • Industrial transition

  • Constructive capital