COUNTERFOG project results have been presented and demonstrated in Techno Park Sofia to a high-level a delegation of the European Commission headed by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General of DG RTD. Mr. Paquet was quite happy with our show and repeated several times that it was “very impressive”.
As requested by the organizers, the project was reported, focusing primarily on the results obtained in Bulgaria. In total 5 RTD groups were invited to present the best innovative achievements in Bulgaria. This was done after a preliminary evaluation and pre-selection by the Ministry of Education and Science-Bulgaria. The event was part of Innovative Enterprise Week Sofia 2018 (IEW) – Financial Instruments Promoting Innovation. There were over 300 key players, discussing the opportunities and further needs for financial instruments to promote research and innovation across Europe.
The event was an initiative of the European Commission (EC), organized by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of Europe, and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the European Investment Fund (EIF). The Delegation of the European Commission was accompanied by official representatives of the Bulgarian Government (Deputy Ministers and Scientific Advisors of the Minister of Science and Education).