Haseltine Lake Chief Executive presents at Science and Innovation Exchange in Bulgaria

17 March 2017

Lesley Evans, Chief Executive at Haseltine Lake, was one of the UK delegation of speakers at the “Science and Innovation Exchange” at the Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria, this week.

The conference discussed the developments in Bulgaria’s science and innovation sector, sharing best practice and helping identify opportunities for UK and local organisations to collaborate on science and innovation projects. It covered topics including technology transfer, internationalisation of research, mechanisms to link academia, and financing of technology parks. The programme opened with welcome addresses from Bulgarian President, His Excellency Rosen Plevneliev and Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, Emma Hopkins OBE.

Speakers on the panel at the Science and Innovation Exchange Bulgaria

Lesley’s presentation entitled, “Protecting and managing IP in a collaborative environment”, focused on the challenges of protecting and sharing IP in multi-party collaborative projects. Lesley comments, “I am honoured to have been asked to speak at the Science and Innovation Exchange. Within Haseltine Lake, I and many of my colleagues have been working with businesses based on UK science and technology parks for many years. It was great to have the opportunity to share some of our experience and knowledge and to learn of the highly innovative developments within the science and technology sector in Bulgaria.”

The conference welcomed delegates from a broad range of sectors including technology, aerospace and automotive. The Sofia Tech Park is the first science and technology park in Bulgaria. It opened in December 2015 with the aim to advance research, innovation and technology growth in the country. 

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