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ARC Fund coordinates, through its subsidiary ARC Consulting, the Enterprise Europe Network for Bulgaria. The Network supports SMEs to improve their positions on the international market. EEN-Bulgaria further advises businesses, research and industry organizations on the Framework Programs of the EU, including the European Innovation Council, facilitates the establishment of international partnerships, enhances the SMEs’ capacity to manage their innovative processes, to transform digital or sustainable, and introduce resilient business models. The target group of EEN-Bulgaria includes SMEs with high potential for growth or development of innovation. The services are open to enterprises from all sectors of economic activity. The portfolio of services includes access to finance, partner search, sustainability consulting, digital transformation, introduction of sustainable business models.

Awarded Innovative Bulgarian Companies and Finalists in the Innovative Enterprise of the Year Contest 2023

The national "Innovative Enterprise of the Year" contest has been recognized by the European Commission as the best national practice for promoting innovative business development. The Excellence in Innovation label of the Applied Research and Communications Fund is granted annually to the finalists in the national Innovative Enterprise of the Year Contest. The label recognises excellence, impact and effectiveness of cutting-edge innovations developed by Bulgarian enterprises.

Nineteenth National Innovation Forum

The nineteenth edition of the National Innovation Forum "Innovation and Sustainable Growth" and the Award Ceremony of the National Innovative Enterprise of the Year Competition, held on December 19, 2023, brought together the most prominent representatives of the innovation community in the country.

Innovation.bg 2023

The Innovation.bg report provides an annual assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and the state and development opportunities of the Bulgarian innovation system. It contains recommendations for improving public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and in the EU, drawing on the latest theoretical and empirical research and taking into account the specific economic, political, cultural and institutional framework in which the country’s innovation system develops. Bulgaria registered the most serious improvement of its innovation performance on a one-year basis within the...

Expert Council and Innovation Business Club Meeting

On 17 March 2023, meetings of the Innovation Expert Council and the Innovation Business Club of the Applied Research and Communications Fund will be held. These meetings are an independent but complementary part of the Innovation in Agribusiness event programme, a joint initiative of the Faculty of Economics of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, the Applied Research and Communications Fund, CleanTech Bulgaria, and the Professional Association of Robotics and Automation (PARA). The activities of the Expert Council and the Business Club are an integral part of the preparation of the annual...

Innovation.bg 2022

The Innovation.bg report provides an annual assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and the state and development opportunities of the Bulgarian innovation system. It contains recommendations for improving public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and in the EU, drawing on the latest theoretical and empirical research and taking into account the specific economic, political, cultural and institutional framework in which the country’s innovation system develops. The 2022 report Innovation.bg notes that in 2022, the EU will have the highest innovation performance in...

Companies awarded the Excellence in Innovation Label

The "Excellence in Innovation" label of the Applied Research and Communications Fund is awarded annually to the winning enterprises in the National Innovative Enterprise of the Year Contest. The label recognises excellence, impact and effectiveness of cutting-edge innovations developed by Bulgarian enterprises.

Eighteenth National Innovation Forum

The Eighteenth edition of the National Innovation Forum "Innovations in Support of Digital and Green Transition" and the Award Ceremony of the National Contest "Innovative Enterprise of the Year", 2022 was held on 7 December 2022.

Innovation.bg 2021

The Innovation.bg report provides an annual assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and the state and development opportunities of the Bulgarian innovation system. It contains recommendations for improving public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and in the EU, drawing on the latest theoretical and empirical research and taking into account the specific economic, political, cultural and institutional framework in which the country’s innovation system develops. As in its previous editions, Innovation.bg 2021 analyses the state and opportunities for development of the...

Seventeenth National Contest “Innovative Enterprise of the Year” 2021, Finalists

The national competition “Innovative Enterprise of the Year” is organized by the Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, 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. It is also in media partnership with the “Innovative” programme of BNT 2, Bulgarian National Radio – Radio Sofia, Economics magazine, Digitalk, Kaldata. bg, “Bulgarian Science” Magazine, Uspelite.bg, Innovation.bg, the...

Seventeenth National Innovation Forum: Economic Resilience through Innovations

On 7 December 2021 the Applied Research and Communications Fund held the seventeenth edition of the National Innovation Forum Building Innovation Recovery and Resilience and the award ceremony of the Innovative Enterprise of the Year national contest. The forum was organised by the ARC Fund, ARC Consulting, Joint Innovation Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, with the support of the European Innovation Council and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Executive Agency and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Dr. Ognian Shentov, Chairman of ARC Fund...