INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF SCIENTISTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PLOVDIV FOR INNOVATION IN THE FIELD OF NEW BIO-MATERIALS AND BIO-SENSORS AT THE TAIWAN INNOTECH EXPO /SEPTEMBER, 2019/
In the period Sept.,26th – 28th, 2019, in Taipei, Taiwan, was held in the building of the World Trade Center – the annual international exhibition for innovations and technologies – Taiwan Innotech Expo. Hosts and organizers of this event were the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Science and Technologies, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Education, Agricultural Council, Taiwan Council for Foreign Trade Development (TAITRA), and the Institute for Industrial Technological Researches (ITRI). There were presented innovations of about 600 exhibitors, representatives of different Universities, scientific institutes, companies, and associations for intellectual property. Corporate innovations – products and technologies were presented by Nissan, Microsoft, Merck, and others. The Expo was visited by more than 45’000 visitors. The fields of innovative researches and products may be listed, as it follows:
- Products and technologies;
- Processes of digitalization of data for electricity power;
- Optics and information technologies;
- Optoelectronics and liquid crystals;
- Biochemistry and medicine;
- Food technologies;
- Organic and non-organic chemistry
- Chemistry of polymers;
- A Tool to Determine the Inner Battery Resistance and Voltage – Authors: Nevena Mileva, Sotir Sotirov, Sergey Milev, and Mihail Milev;
- A Bio-Electro-Chemical Method for Quantitative Analysis of L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) – authors: Nina Dimcheva, Elena Horozova, Totka Dodevska;
- Preparation of Water-Insoluble Glykan by Transferase Enzyme Reaction – authors: Iliya Iliev, Tonka Vassileva, Veselin Bivolarski, Temenuzhka Yovcheva, Maria Mavrudova, Asia Viraneva, Ivan Bodurov;
- An Universal Laser Micro-Refractometer – authors: Ivan Bodurov, Temenuzhka Yovcheva, and Simeon Sainov;
- Work Package № 6: Molecular Biomarkers of Microbiota of Gastro-Intestinal Tract;
- Work Package № 10: Biocatalysts and Natural Biologically Active Substances;
- Work Package № 11: Biopolymers and New Materials;
- Work Package № 12: Biosensors;
Event – July 01, 2019 /Monday/ PERIMED – Construction & Building Modernization at the University of Plovdiv
The Director of the Centre of Technologies – Prof. Iliya Iliev and the Expert in “Bioeconomy” of the Centre of Technologies – Assoc. Prof. Atanas Vladikov participated on “July Morning” on the official ceremony of “First Sod” for construction and building modernization at the University of Plovdiv in relation to prompt execution of the National Project – Center of Competence – PERIMED.
The leading organization is the Medical University of Plovdiv and the other are the University of Plovdiv, and the Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The event was hosted by the University of Plovdiv at 21 “Kostaki Peev” Street, where the Deputy-Rector of the Medical University of Plovdiv – Prof. Mariana Murdzheva, PhD, the University of Plovdiv – Prof. T. Yovcheva, PhD, and the Director of the Centre of Technologies – Prof. Iliya Iliev were the officials in the Ceremony.
- Mariana Murdzheva, PhD is the Head Coordinator of the PERIMED-Project.
- T. Yovcheva, PhD is also the Head of one of the PERIMED Laboratories: Biopolymers & New Materials Lab
- Iliya Iliev, PhD is also the Head of one of the PERIMED Laboratories: Molecular Biomarkers of the Microbiota of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract
Event – June 28, 2019 /Friday/ BNAEOPC – 20 YEARS Bulgarian National Association – Essential Oils, Perfumery, and Cosmetics
The Director of the Centre of Technologies – Prof. Ilia Iliev and the Expert in “Bioeconomy” of the Centre of Technologies – Assoc. Prof. Atanas Vladikov were invited to participate at the 20 Years Anniversary of the Bulgarian National Association – Essential Oils, Perfumery, and Cosmetics (BNAEOPC).
The event took place on June 28th, 2019 /Friday/ at the Grand Ball of the 9th Floor of Imperial Hotel, Plovdiv.
The event was populated by high-profile guests from Ministries, Agencies, and other official Bulgarian Institutions, many business representatives, representatives from different Universities, as well as numerous guests.
The host of the event, the BNAEOPC arranged for its 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY an outstanding modern and folklore program, official salutations, many speeches, and award ceremony in different categories of achievements.
Assoc. Prof. Atanas I. Vladikov, PhD delivered official greetings to the BNAEOPC and handed on the behalf of the Centre of Technologies, the University of Plovdiv a special hand-made plastic of the Bulgarian Snowdrop to the Chairman – Mr. Deyan Todorov.
Event – June 07, 2019 /Friday/ ENRICH – European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs, Information Day & Training Session in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
The Director of the Centre of Technologies – Prof. Ilia Iliev and the Expert in “Bioeconomy” of the Centre of Technologies – Assoc. Prof. Atanas Vladikov participated in a one-day Information Day & Training Session of the ENRICH.
The event was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Plovdiv (CCIP) on June 7th, 2019 /Friday/ at the Business Hall of the CCIP.
The panelists presented the goals and services of ENRICH, as well as the possibilities for partnerships among R&D Centres in EU, USA, and Brazil.
In this ENRICH Information Day & Training Session numerous fruitful talks were produced and exchange of many ideas for R&D partnerships were generated.
Event – May 24, 2019 /Friday/ Official Ceremony of the Academic Provost (Rector) Commencement /2019-2022/ of the New Provost (Rector) of the University of Plovdiv – Prof. Roumen Mladenov, PhD
The Director of the Centre of Technologies – Prof. Ilia Iliev and the Expert in “Bioeconomy” of the Centre of Technologies – Assoc. Prof. Atanas Vladikov participated in the Official Ceremony of the Academic Provost Commencement of the New Provost (Rector) of the University of Plovdiv – Prof. Roumen Mladenov, PhD.
The event was organized by the University of Plovdiv on May 24th, 2019 – the Education, Culture and Slavonic Literature Day in Bulgaria, known also as the Day of the Cyrillic Alphabet, which many Slavonic nations, including Bulgaria use nowadays.
The event took place at the Central Entrance of the University of Plovdiv and the Ceremony included official salutations, speeches, cultural program and handing of the University Key & Flag, as well as Rector’s regalia from Prof. Zapryan Kozludzhov, PhD (Provost: 2011-2015, 2015-2019) to the newly elected Provost of the University of Plovdiv – Prof. Roumen Mladenov, PhD (2019-2022).
The newly elected Rector of the University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski” pronounced an inspiring ceremonial speech for the Academic Provost Commencement!