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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.

Fourteenth National Innovation Forum “Smart Policies for Innovation Growth”

Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, with the support of the Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission and the Joint Innovation Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in media partnership with Bulgarian National Television, “Ikonomika” magazine, Economic portal Economic. bg and Uspelite.bg, held the Fourteenth National Innovation Forum on “Smart Policies for Innovation Growth” on 06...

Fourteenth National Innovation Forum “Smart Policies for Innovation-driven Growth”

The Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, ЕC Representation in Bulgaria and Joint Innovation Centre of the BAS with the support of Directorate General GROW and Executive Agency for SMEs, EC in media partnership with BNT, “Economy” magazine, Economic.bg and Uspelite.bg held the Fourteenth National Innovation Forum “Smart Policies for Innovation-driven Growth”.   Dr. Ognian Shentov, Chairman of the Applied Research and Communications Fund, highlighted the main challenges to achieving Bulgarian’s innovation potential...

Innovation.bg 2017

Innvation.bg provides a reliable annual assessment of the innovation performance of the Bulgarian economy and of the current conditions and development opportunities of the Bulgarian innovation system. The report provides recommendations on the improvement of the public policy on innovation, building on the latest international theoretical and empirical studies and taking into account the specific economic, political, cultural and institutional framework of the innovation system in Bulgaria. The report targets leaders and decision-makers in the public and private sector of the country and...

Awarded and nominated companies at the Fourteenth National Contest for Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2018

The award ceremony of the contest’ 14th edition was featured during the National Innovation Forum on 6th December 2018. As of this year the contest awardees and nominees receive ARC Fund’s new label ‘Excellence in Innovation’. The award winners and the nominees are given the opportunity to outreach potential business partners from over 60 countries across the world through the Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria. The forum is organized under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Rumen Radev who awarded the winners in the following categories according to the...

Awarded and nominated enterprises in the Thirteenth National Contest “Innovative Enterprise of the Year, 2017”

Winners of the 2017 Innovative Enterprise of the Year Contest  The awarding ceremony of the winners of the 13th edition of the “Innovative Enterprise of the Year – 2017” competition took place during the National Innovation Forum on 15 December 2017. The Forum was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Gen. Rumen Radev and with the special participation of Mr. Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria and Mr. Ognyan Zlatev, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria. Ontotext Ltd. received an...

Thirteenth National Innovation Forum “Bulgaria in the Global Value Chains”

Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria,    ЕC Representation in Bulgaria and Joint Innovation Centre of the BAS with the support of the Directorate General GROW and Executive Agency for SMEs,EC in media partnership with BNT and Economy magazine, are organizing the Thirteenth National Innovation Forum “Bulgaria in the Global Value Chains”. Dr Ognian Shentov, Chairman of the Applied Research and Communications Fund, opened the Forum by stating that the Innovation.bg report is now already an established platform for performing...

Are children born in the digital age digitally literate?

At the end of 2016, Market Links conducted a nationally representative survey commissioned by the ARC Fund among Bulgarian children aged 9 to 17 and their parents.
One of the main focuses of the survey was to find out the level of digital-media literacy among children and how their parents and the education system help develop their skills in this area.
The report can be viewed here.
 

Innovation.bg 2016

Innvation.bg provides a reliable annual assessment of the innovation performance of the Bulgarian economy and of the current conditions and development opportunities of the Bulgarian innovation system. The report provides recommendations on the improvement of the public policy on innovation, building on the latest international theoretical and empirical studies and taking into account the specific economic, political, cultural and institutional framework of the innovation system in Bulgaria. The report targets leaders and decision-makers in the public and private sector of the country and...

National Contest for Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2016

The contest features its 12th edition. It is organized by the Applied Research and Communications Fund, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, by the support of the European Commission and the media partnership of Bloomberg TV Bulgaria and Investor. The contest aims to encourage local enterprises to innovate by showcasing successful and innovative Bulgarian companies into the public eye. The President Mr. Rosen Plevneliev of the Republic of Bulgarian presented honorary statuettes to Elektrosfera Ltd in the area “Market Leadership” and Doli Media Studio Ltd in the area “Innovation in...

Twelfth National Innovation Forum “Innovation powered by talent”

Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, Design for Europe and Joint Innovation Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with the support of Directorate General GROW, EC, the Executive Agency for SMEs, EC and with the media partnership of Bloomberg TV Bulgaria and Investor.bg held the Twelfth National Innovation Forum “Innovation Powered by Talent”. Dr. Ognian Shentov, Chairman of the Applied Research and Communications Fund, opened the Forum by outlining the...