”There is a serious potential for the development of innovations in Bulgaria, our country occupies the 57th place throughout the world in conformity with the Report on Global Competitiveness and we have improved our position in the last few years and in this manner we outrun a lot of the countries in South-Eastern Europe“. This was declared by the Deputy Minister of Economy Daniela Vezieva at the opening of Bulgarian Israeli working meetings in the sphere of innovations.
The forum is organized by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria jointly with the Embassy of Israel aimed at the improvement of the possibilities for development of the Bulgarian – Israeli relationships and the exchange of experience in the sphere of innovations.
”It is necessary to define our priority economic sectors and to apply the functioning Israeli model of combination between business and science and their experience in the development of the economy through innovations”, Deputy Minister Vezieva added.
”My expectations from this forum are to form working groups in conformity with various economic sectors to commence the exchange of ideas related to the innovative production which may be realized in Bulgaria. To attain economically sustainable growth it is necessary that the high technologies should enter the biggest possible number of economic sectors”, Vezieva indicated.
The Deputy Minister of Economy pointed out that the uniqueness of the Israeli model is in the combination of the high academic achievements in the scientific sphere of development, new enterprises and support on the part of the state. She added that similar support is related mainly to the regulatory mechanisms and alleviation of the business environment.
”I hope that together with our colleagues from Israel we shall elaborate a successful Bulgarian model combining leading scientific development, entrepreneurship and sustainable business”, she ended.
The Executive Director of the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency, Ms. Marieta Zaharieva, Mr. Stamen Yanev – Executive Director of the InvestBulgaria Agency (IBA) and Mr. Yaniv Alfi from the Israeli Center for Innovations and representatives from Israel with experience in the development of innovations and technologies also attended the opening of the Bulgarian – Israeli working meetings in the sphere of innovations.