Prof. Dr. Natalia Futekova – a member of the board of BAIT, managing partner of the software company erp.bg and founder of the educational organization ERP Academy, will be a mentor this week at the Academy of Innovation – Innovation Hackathon for students, which is held with the institutional support of the European Commission in Bulgaria, with the general support of European Investment Bank and Progress. Natalia Futekova is actively involved in various initiatives in support of education, culture and entrepreneurship. She is a member of the “Innovators in Education” jury, as well as a mentor in various projects, helping young entrepreneurs develop and implement their ideas through personal mentoring, counseling, strategic partnerships, providing key resources, and more.
The Innovation Hackathon Innovation Academy will take place in the form of a 24-hour Innovation Hackathon – a competition with elements of programming and prototyping with a prize pool of 10,000 lv. for the team of students with the most creative and feasible idea provided by the European Investment Bank and a visit in Brussels for the winners, provided with the institutional support of the European Commission in Bulgaria. Within the Academy of Innovation 2019, students will have the opportunity to develop and present their own ideas on “Road War”, “Depopulation of the Regions, Care for the Elderly”, “Health and Technology”, “Cleanliness, Green Ideas and Ecology “and” Communication projects with a useful social mission that rejoice people “.
In 2019, students from New Bulgarian University (NBU), Sofia University (Sofia University), University of National and World Economy (UNWE), University of Blagoevgrad (AUBG) ), Software University (SoftUni), Higher School of Insurance and Finance (VUZF), Gabrovo Technical University (Technical University of Gabrovo), Higher University of Forestry and other universities in the country.