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MCAA Bulgaria Chapter Kick-off Meeting



Dear Bulgarian MCAA members,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the first meeting of the newly created Bulgaria Chapter:


“MCAA Bulgarian Chapter Kick-off Meeting: Promoting Bulgarian science in Europe and worldwide


The registration is available on the link:

Date: December 8th, 13:30 - 17:30

Venue: Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Hall 1, Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd. 15, Sofia

Final Programme:

13:30 Atanas Kostadinov, Chair of the Bulgaria Chapter - Welcome and introduction to MCAA  

13:40 A representative from the Sofia University -

13:55 Mihail Iliev, National Contact Point - ERC grants – other possibilities for research funding.

14:15 Antoaneta Mateeva and Gabriella Tchouprenska, National Contact Points – Specifics of the MSCA, Bulgarian participation in MSCA projects (statistics).

14:30 Vesselina Angelova – EC in Bulgaria – MCAA - from the beginning up to now.

14:45 Research project cases: meet the MCAA members in Bulgaria

·         Anife Ahmedova:  Coordination chemistry - from magnetic materials to cancer treatment, Sofia University;

·         Zhelyu Vladimirov: Small business competitiveness and innovation, University of Surrey;

·         Atanas Kostadinov: Reconfigurable logic circuits in education and research, Technical University – Sofia, Plovdiv branch

·         Maria Evtimova: Semantic agents for personalized searching, Technical University – Sofia;

·         Stefka Fidanova: Intelligent Optimization and Decision Making Methods, Bulgarian Academy of Science.

16:15 Maria Skłodowska-Curie 150th birthday celebrations – Maria Evtimova

16:30 Vision for the MCAA Bulgarian Chapter - Atanas Kostadinov – Chair of the Bulgaria Chapter

16:50 Roundtable discussion: decide the future activities of the Bulgarian Chapter - all attendees (moderator: Atanas Kostadinov – Chair of the Bulgaria Chapter)

17:30 Meeting closes

18:00 Social event (in the nearby restaurant)

The event is cost-free and there are a limited number of small stipends of up to 80 EUR for the MCAA members to partially reimburse travel/accommodation costs. All MCAA members are warmly welcome especially those who would like to get involved with the Bulgaria Chapter.




Friday, 8 December, 2017 - 12:30 - 16:30
Location City:
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Hall 1, Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd. 15
1000 Sofia