ARC FUND

2023 Highlights

Innovation.bg – ARC Fund’s flagship initiative since 2004 – encompasses the Innovation.bg report, the National Innovation Forum and the Innovative Enterprise of the Year contest. The Innovation.bg report delivers annual assessments of the innovation performance of the Bulgarian economy, the current state of the innovation system and the projections for their development. The thematic focus of the Innovation.bg 2023 report is the R&D and innovations inthe defence industry. The National Innovation Forum showcases the top innovative Bulgarian companies. In its 2023 edition, the Forum...

2021 Highlights

Innovation.bg has been ARC Fund’s flagship initiative since 2004. It encompasses the Innovation.bg report, the National Innovation Forum and the Innovative Enterprise of the Year contest. The Innovation.bg report...

2018 Highlights

Innovation.bg has been ARC Fund’s flagship initiative since 2004. It encompasses the Innovation.bg report, the National Innovation Forum and the Innovative Enterprise of the Year contest. The report Innovation.bg 2018 presents the progress in the implementation of the national Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization for the period 2014–2020, reviews the main challenges faced by national and regional authorities, and provides recommendations for better understanding of the process of entrepreneurial discovery and for improvement of the science–business relationships lying at its basis...

2017 Highlights

Innovation.bg has been ARC Fund’s flagship initiative since 2004. Innovation.bg encompasses the Innovation.bg report, the National Innovation Forum and the Innovative Enterprise of the Year contest. The Innovation.bg 2017 report is focused on the technology interlinks of the national economy on a European and global scale with a special attention on the automotive industry and its related manufactures, which increase the attractiveness of Bulgaria for foreign investments as a R&D center, as well as a source of new technological solutions. The National Innovation Forum (NIF) is a platform...

2016 Highlights

In 2016, the Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund) marked its 25th anniversary, continuously working to promote and shape the information society and the knowledge economy in national and international contexts. Throughout these years, ARC Fund reconfirmed its position as a pioneer and forerunner in the areas of applied research and analysis, foresight and public engagement, innovation and business support, innovative policy-making, and capacity building. It strived to respond to some of the most challenging issues the Bulgarian and European societies face – environmental...

2015 Highlights

Twenty-four years since it was established in 1991 as an innovation policy and research institute, the Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund) remains dedicated to fulfilling its mission of promoting and shaping the information society and the knowledge economy in a national, regional, European and global context. The means ARC Fund employs to realize this goal are applied research and analyses, design of innovative solutions to development problems, formation of new policy concepts and innovative policy-making tools. As an active and reliable partner, ARC Fund has encouraged...

2014 Highlights

In 2014, the Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund) capitalized on the momentum of its 23-year history in continuing its mission to promote the knowledge economy. It realized this mission through its applied research and analyses, the development of new policy concepts and deployment of innovative policy-making tools, and by bringing together key stakeholders to discuss and disseminate its research findings. It implemented and managed projects in the areas of science, innovation and information society, technology transfer and business support, a safer online experience for...

2013 Highlights

Over the past 22 years, the Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund) has established itself as a premier force in innovation policy and socio-economic research in Bulgaria. It has contributed to the creation of preconditions whereby social, technological and environmental innovation can be developed and utilized. It strives to support the development of a knowledge-based and high value-added economy, assist in the transfer of new and advanced technologies, and in the transposition of good policy practices and networking opportunities for Bulgarian businesses. ARC Fund works towards...

2012 Highlights

For its 21 years of existence, ARC Fund emerged as an international think-andaction tank with the mission to incubate social, business and technological innovations, provide research-based and forward-looking policy solutions and facilitate the development of а safer knowledge-based society.  ARC Fund Highlights for 2012: Since 2008 ARC Fund has been the coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in Bulgaria. The EEN is Europe’s largest consultancy and information support network to DG Enterprise and Industry. As in the previous years, the focus was to help the internationalization of...

2011 Highlights

Applied Research and Communications Fund’s mission is to foster social, business and technological innovations, to provide research-based policy solutions and to facilitate the development of a knowledge-based society. In 2011 ARC Fund marked the 20th anniversary since its foundation. Throughout these years, ARC Fund has continued and expanded its efforts to improve the knowledge economy, foster an innovative culture, as well as the internationalization of public institutions and private sector businesses. ARC Fund Highlights for 2011: The Seventh National Innovation Forum entitled Innovation...

2010 Highlights

In 2010, ARC Fund continued its activities in incubating social, business and technological innovations, providing research-based policy solutions and facilitating the development of а knowledge-based society. ARC Fund expanded significantly the community it serves and accomplished important milestones in transforming itself from a premier Bulgarian policy and research institute to an emerging international think and action tank in the field of innovation, technology transfer and information society.
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2009 Highlights

As in previous years, in 2009 the activities of the Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund) focused on its two areas of expertise: innovation and information society. In both fields ARC Fund continued to aim at delivering practical results, building knowledge and competence in Bulgaria, and conducting relevant research feeding into adequate policy and strategy formulation. ARC Fund Highlights in 2009: Strategic analyses of national policy focused on research, innovation and information society. ARC Fund prepared Innovation.bg, a landmark innovation policy report published since...