The second season of Karol Knowledge Foundation’s “Entrepreneurs in Science” has complete success and at the consecutive gathering of participants, which took place at Sofia Tech Park, they learned more about the joint efforts between the Foundation and the Science and Technology Park for the implementation of cooperation, activities and projects aimed at supporting scientists in the fields of entrepreneurship, science, innovation, development and more.
The program was developed by the Foundation for the Support of Bulgarian Young Scientists who work on relevant scientific topics and projects of practical relevance. It includes PhD students and scientists who have defended their doctoral dissertation in the last five years in the following fields: artificial intelligence, automotive, engineering sciences, new technologies. The training is aimed at building entrepreneurial thinking and skills that enable scientists to develop and upgrade their projects to a scientific product, patent or business.
Sofia Tech Park participates in the project by presenting to the young scientists the opportunities offered by the first science and technology park in Bulgaria. Participants in the training will be able to continue the development of their projects by participating in the incubation program of Sofia Tech Park.
In this consecutive meeting there were two main modules – the first was launched by the Director of Business Development department of Sofia Tech Park – Mark Marinov. He presented the capacity of the Sofia Tech Park’ Laboratory Complex with its 11 high-tech scientific units, as well as the business opportunities for which the Park can provide services. The following lecturer took part in the training: Nikolay Yarmov, co-founder and CEO of CEED Bulgaria’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Management Development, and co-founder of the CEO of Angels Club of Bulgarian Business Angels. He presented essential aspects of the process of selecting, approving and monitoring start-up projects.
The program of Season 2 is nearing its final event in December, when a jury will evaluate all presentations and the grand prize of BGN 30,000 will be awarded.