Deputy Minister of Economy Lyuben Petrov awarded the prize to the Most Innovative Company of 2014 at an annual ceremony organized by the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria. The firm KEIT OOD won the award for patients in the sphere of high technologies and nanotechnologies for security and protection of a wide range of products, goods and documents. The company’s products are used in countries such as the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Oman and Tanzania.
“We will work to establish an environment in which the people with a vision like you feel free and motivated to create innovations improving our life. The Ministry of Economy has the firm intention of being your partner along this road,“ Deputy Minister Petrov said, speaking at the event and expressing his confidence that those who have the potential to change things are namely the innovators ,despite the difficulties and frustrations observed in certain sectors.
Deputy Minister Petrov stressed that the Ministry of Economy will rely on a constructive dialogue that will contribute to improving conditions for the development of high-tech and innovative products and services in the country. This is among the main priorities of the Ministry, as some of the measures for stimulating innovation intend a focus on investment in development of the innovation potential in certain niches, in which our country has a competitive advantage. The efforts of the Ministry of Economy will be aimed at the creation, attraction and retention of highly skilled human resources.
Inventors in the fields of chemistry, biotechnologies, electronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and construction also received awards at the ceremony. The awards were honored by Mr. Francois Rezhis Hanar, director of European and international cooperation in the European Patent Office, who said that the Bulgarian colleagues can count on support in the future. In his words, the innovation is crucial for generating economic growth at European level and to strengthen the key role of Europe in addressing global challenges.