Speakers

Ms Agatha Filimon
Ms Agatha Filimon
North-East Romania’s Regional Development Agency
Agatha is a Communication Expert at North-East Romania’s Regional Development Agency, since September 2015. Currently working at the RIS3 Management
Dr. Anne Delouis
Dr. Anne Delouis
University of Orléans
Dr Anne F. Delouis is an Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Orléans, France. Having
Prof. Andrej Kos
Prof. Andrej Kos
University of Ljubljana
Andrej Kos is a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering as well as the Head of the Laboratory
Mr Andrey Novakov
Mr Andrey Novakov
Member of the European Parliament
Andrey Novakov is the youngest Member of the European Parliament who joined the institution in November 2014. He is a
Prof. Andrew Szonyi
Prof. Andrew Szonyi
University of Toronto
University of Toronto: M.A.Sc.(1958) and PhD in Chemical Engineering(1962), MBA(1972), LLM- Global Professional(2012) Started, owned and operated several manufacturing and
Prof. Dr. Angel Sotirov Smrikarov
Prof. Dr. Angel Sotirov Smrikarov
Head of Centre for Innovative Educational Technologies, Ruse University
Coordinator of Bulgarian Virtual University Coordinator of Bulgarian Academic Society of Computing Coordinator of the National programme for creating a
Ms Christina Armutlieva
Ms Christina Armutlieva
Varna University of Management, BEEHIVE initiative
Christina Armutlieva is Director of International Cooperation and institutional Erasmus+ Coordinator at Varna University of Management, Bulgaria (VUM). She holds
Prof. Daniel Bratanov
Prof. Daniel Bratanov
University of Ruse 'Angel Kanchev'
Daniel Bratanov is a professor in Public health. Currently, he is a Dean of Public Health and Health Care Faculty
Ms Desislava Koleva
Ms Desislava Koleva
Gabrovo Municipality
PhD Eng. Desislava Koleva is a chief expert “Projects and economic development” in Gabrovo Municipality, Bulgaria. Her experience includes more
Doc. Dr.  Daniel Pavlov
Doc. Dr. Daniel Pavlov
University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”
Docent Daniel Pavlov PhD is the Head of the Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”. His experience
Mr Emiliyan Enev
Mr Emiliyan Enev
Startup Factory
Emiliyan Enev is an entrepreneur and business developer with previous experience in senior management positions in three companies and a
Mr Georgi Dimitrov
Mr Georgi Dimitrov
Deputy Head of Unit , Innovation and EIT, DG EAC, European Commission
Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of Unit Innovation and EIT (DG EAC) joined the European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture,
Ms Hiroko Kawamorita
Ms Hiroko Kawamorita
Ondokuz Mayis University
She is a Lecturer at Ondokuz Mayis University in the field of Entrepreneurship. Her research interests include Entrepreneurship Development, Entrepreneurial
Ms Isabel Schünemann
Ms Isabel Schünemann
Stifterverband, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung
Isabel Schünemann works as a program manager at Stifterverband, one of the largest and most traditional non-profits advocating for and
Dr. Irina Kostadinova
Dr. Irina Kostadinova
Department of Management and Business Development, Ruse University
April 2015 - present Chief Assistant Professor Faculty of Business and Management, at the University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” ▪
Dr. Ivana Radonova
Dr. Ivana Radonova
State Expert, Higher Education Directorate, Ministry of Education and Science
Ivana Radonova graduated primary school pedagogy at the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and has seven years of work experience
Mr John Edwards
Mr John Edwards
oint Research Centre, European Commission
John Edwards works for the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Seville. He currently leads a project on the role
Prof. Job Vogel
Prof. Job Vogel
HAN University of Applied Science
As a former Art Director and current professor in DesignThinking at HAN University of Applied Science and Minnesota State University,
Mr Koen Jonkers
Mr Koen Jonkers
Joint Reseach Centre, European Commission
Koen Jonkers is Deputy Head of Unit of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre's Knowledge for Finance, Innovation and Growth
Prof. Matthijs de Jonge
Prof. Matthijs de Jonge
HAN University
Matthijs de Jonge teaches software development at the HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, specializing in software design
Mr Neil Ferguson
Mr Neil Ferguson
National University of Ireland Galway
Neil Ferguson Ph.D. is a Programme Manager who works with the Launchpad in the National University of Ireland Galway. Neil
Ms Nina Markovic
Ms Nina Markovic
Centre for Entrepreneurship Osijek
Born on June 28th 1973. Graduated marketing on J. J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Faculty of Economics, and have different
Ass. Prof.  Ovidiu-Aurel Ghiuta
Ass. Prof. Ovidiu-Aurel Ghiuta
University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava
PhD in business administration (University of Rouen, France) and marketing (University A.I.Cuza of Iasi, Roumania) GHIUȚĂ Ovidiu-Aurel is from 2007
Prof. Ognyan Andreev
Prof. Ognyan Andreev
Technical University of Sofia
Ognyan Andreev is a full professor at the Faculty of Management, Technical University of Sofia, and head of Department of
Mr Petar Nikov
Mr Petar Nikov
Deputy Minister of Education and Science
Dr. Petar Nikolov has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Political Management from the University
Mr Plamen Stoilov
Mr Plamen Stoilov
Mayor of Ruse
Plamen Stoilov was born in 04.04.1962 in the city of Ruse. He is a graduate of “Vasil Levski” National Military
Mr Rahul Bansal
Mr Rahul Bansal
EIT Climate-KIC
Rahul Bansal (MBA, Imperial College London) is the Deputy Director of Education at Climate-KIC which is Europe’s biggest initiative on
Prof. Sunčica Oberman Peterka
Prof. Sunčica Oberman Peterka
Josip Juraj Strossmayer, University of Osijek
Sunčica Oberman Peterka is an associate professor at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek
Dr. Svilen Kunev
Dr. Svilen Kunev
University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”
He is a member of Department of Management and Business Development, Faculty of Business and Management at University of Ruse
Prof. Tomasz Kusio
Prof. Tomasz Kusio
Cracow University of Economics
Tomasz Kusio - PhD in Economics – Management, Adjunct Professor at Cracow University of Economics, Faculty of Management, Department of
Prof. Zoltán Horváth
Prof. Zoltán Horváth
Eötvös Loránd University
Professor Zoltán Horváth dean for Faculty of Informatics of Eötvös Loránd University, head of Department of Programming Languages and Compilers,