KISMC organizes and participates in various events such as conferences, forums, workshops and others to bring a positive impact on the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Bulgaria and SEE.
"Investing in Social Challenges"
The international conference "Investing in Social Challenges" organised by KISMC & CEED was attended by 150+ delegates, with keynote speakers and panelists from countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, UK / South Africa, Poland, France, Belgium, as part of the "BASET Project - Boost Aid for Social Entrepreneurship through Training, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU. The conference brought together social entrepreneurs, impact enablers, mentors, coaches, investors, professional organisations of impact investing, etc. - altogether stakeholders of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. The event focused on encouraging discussions on how fostering social entrepreneurship through upgrading knowledge and skills as well as learning methods and tools for boosting positive impact. Moreover, during the panels everyone participated in talks about sources of capital for social ventures, including seed funding, grants, and philanthropic and venture capital. Year 2019.
"Wanna grow? - Steps to scale up management"
The international conference "Wanna grow? – Steps to scale up management" organised by KISMC & BIA attracted more than 100 delegates from Bulgaria and other EU countries, as part of the Steps2Scale Project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU. The panellists in the conference were from Bulgaria, Spain, UK, Slovenia, etc. The event's main topic was the challenges and opportunities of scaling up a business and growing start-ups. It brought together entrepreneurs, investors, SMEs, ecosystem builders, international experts and professionals who consult, mentor, advice, train, coach start-ups and businesses in growth, service providers, etc. During the afternoon session of Bar camp, all participants exchanged experience, ideas and shared knowledge on different topics with players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Europe. Year 2019.
YEARS 2016 - 2018
"Digital Skills & Innovation @2030"
The international conference "Digital Skills & Innovation @2030" organised by KISMC & ULSIT was attended by more than 150 delegates from various countries as part of the "Design Thinking for Digital Innovation' Project - DigiThink, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU. The conference brought together innovation and digital experts, entrepreneurs, investors, academicians, professionals and stakeholders in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. During the event like-minded people had the opportunity to exchange views on various topics in the digital, innovation and entrepreneurship space and discuss potential collaboration. Year 2018.
"INNOVATION - Creating the future"
KISMC and SULSIT together organised the conference which was attended by more than 200 delegates from 15+ countries. It showcased the final results of the two-year project "APInno" under Erasmus+ where international partners on the project from the UK, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria had been working on developing an experiential learning methodology in the field of innovation management for fostering the partnership between business and universities. The event also focused on 3 key topics: innovation, entrepreneurship and business-university collaboration. Year 2016.
YEARS 2013 - 2015
ITI 2015 Exhibition - Inventions, Transfer and Innovation
KISMC's board participated in the 6th national exhibition of the Union of Inventors of Bulgaria with a workshop "Innovation Accelerator" concentrated on how to turn ideas into business via mentoring, motivation, financing and expertise. Year - 2015.
'The SME Instrument - Practical Aspects'
A workshop in collaboration with the Electric Vehicle Industrial Cluster (EVIC) where business owners and managers were familiarised with the calls and procedures for financing innovative projects - 2014.
'Opportunities for SMEs to finance their innovations'
A seminar on the SME Instrument and HORIZON 2020 introducing case studies, practical advises and instructions on the applications forms with a special guest - Xavier Aubry, ZAZ Ventures. Year 2014.
'How to be innovative? – tools for systematic innovation management, funding opportunities and internationalisation'
Participation at the event organised by Enterprise Europe Network and the Bulgarian Chambre of Commerce.
'Innovation - a bridge between science and business'
Discussion panel with topics such as Open Innovation and Student Internships, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management Training at the 12th annual forum "European Day of the Entrepreneur 2014" in Bulgaria.
Innovation Management Workshop
KISMC's board together with the Bulgarian Industrial Association organised this workshop to focus on topics such as how to assess the innovation potential of companies, how to generate new opportunities and their realisation, innovation strategy and culture, open innovation. Year - 2014
Industry & Innovation Forum
"Policies and instruments for the support of innovation"
KISMC and b2b Media organised an international conference dedicated to industry and innovation. This initiative was supported by Deloitte Bulgaria. The conference focussed on successful models, policies, tools and best practices for innovation support. Year - 2013.
Mercury - Jupiter Events
To bridge the gap between scientists and business people in Bulgaria and help them understand each other’s culture. "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” or scientists are from Mercury, business people are from Jupiter. Timeline - 2013-2015.
The Knowledge, Innovation and Strategies Management Club is a non-profit organisation set up in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2012 to foster knowledge and innovation management across South East Europe. KISMC is supporting the development of the innovation ecosystem in the region by bridging the gap between education, research and business.
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