April 28, 2016

13:00-13:30 Registration
13.30–14.00 Official Welcome

Ms. Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor, Sofia Municipality

Krasimir Kiryakov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science

Dr. Yolian M. Ivanov, Executive Director and Board Member, Sofia Tech Park JSC

Prof. Sava Grozdev, PhD, Deputy Rector for scientific activities and career development, VUZF University

14:00–15:00 Panel I: Technology Commercialization: Best  Practice Policies
  Global Technology Commercialization: Policies and Instruments

Dr. Didier Kane, Lead Coordinator for the UT’s Global Commercialization Technology Program, Austin, USA

  Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Dr. Nedeljko Milosavljevic, Director, Center for Technology Transfer, Belgrade University, SERBIA

  Technology Commercialisation and the Business Model: The challenge for innovators

Prof. Tim Vorley, Sheffield University, UK

  Networking as a Factor for Global Technology Commercialization

Dr. Marta Rosa Kane, Lead Consultant in International Research Networking, USA


Moderator: Dr. Radostin Vazov, Executive Director, VUZF University

15:00-16:00 Panel II: Access to Finance and Commercialization in Selected Industries
  New Markets through Innovation for ALCOMET

Dr. Huseyin Yorucu, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director, ALCOMET JSC

  IDEA. Technology of Commercialization. #QWELL

Mr. Alexander Kamcharov, co-owner, Welldrinks Ltd

  Access to Funds and Business Development by ELEVEN

Mr. Belizar Marinov, ELEVEN Start Up Accelerator


Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Evgeni Evgeniev, Vice-Rector for European Projects and Further Funding, VUZF University

 16:00–16:30 Coffee Break and Networking

Panel III: UT’s Global Technology Commercialization Program

  Introduction to the UT’s GTC Program

Dr. Didier Kane, University of Texas, USA



Prof. Roumen Nikolov, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies

Dr. Robert Wapshott, Sr. Lecturer, Sheffield University, UK

Mrs. Svetlana Lomeva, Executive Director, Association of Sofia Development Association

Assoc. Prof. Evgeni Evgeniev, VUZF University


Moderator: Mrs. Zlatina Karova, Director of the Science Directorate, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Bulgaria