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Конференции и семинари

Research & Policy Workshop Academic Entrepreneurship in South- Eastern Europe


Research & Policy Workshop
(Based on the results of recently completed PROKNOW Project under 6th Framework Program of EC)

12-13 November 2009 , Sofia, Bulgaria



Technology Studies Group, BAS Institute of Sociology

with financial support and cooperation of
Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office - Sofia


November 12, 2009 - 6.30 p.m.
Venue: “At the MUSEUM” café - Sofia University (main building, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.), 5th floor
7.00 – 9. 30 p.m. – Reception; Welcome note (Felix Gaidusek, ASO-Sofia and Ivan Tchalakov, Technology Studies Group, IS-BAS)


November 13, 2009
Venue: Seminar room, Institute of Economics, BAS (3 Aksakov Str.)
8.30: Registration
9.00–10.45 Session 1: Spin-off, spin-out or spinning-in – pattern of academic entrepreneurship in South-Eastern Europe  (chair Todor Galev)

Session 1: Discussion

10.45-11.15: Coffee break

11.15 – 13.00 Session 2: "Re-visiting methodology - from path-dependency to path-creation?" (chair Matthias Werner)

Session 2: Discussion

13.00-14.30 – Lunch (Czech centre, Rakovsky str. 100)

14.30–16.30: Round table: Problems and challenges of academic entrepreneurship in South-Eastern Europe – crossing the research and policy perspectives (chair Ivan Tchalakov)

Key problems to discuss in the Round table include: Are there at all policy towards academic entrepreneurship in the countries in South-Eastern Europe? What are the indicators and data sources available to serve as basis for informed policy decision in the field? Governmental or institutional level policy towards academic entrepreneurship we need? To what extend the dismantling of large industrial organizations during the transition period eroded the policy towards academic spin-off? Are newly emerging corporate structures able to support entrepreneurial activities in academic community? What organizational and institutional changes we need to encourage academic entrepreneurs in the countries of South-Eastern Europe?

Special Invitee: Mr. Vladimir Yossifov – IP Consultant, former director at World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

16.30 – Closing the workshop




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