Technical Coordinator / Business Consultant, Sofia Municipality
PhD in Industrial Engineering & Management. Chairman, CEO & Managing Director in non-profit & business organisations. Entrepreneur & business consultant, cluster manager & incubation expert. Participant in more than 20 EU projects. Researcher with more than 15 publications. Inventor with 5 utility models. International collaboration with partners from Italy, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Great Britain, Hungary, Austria, Finland, etc.
Main Research Focus / Area of Expertise
Innovation Development, Smart Cities, Sustainable Development, Business Clustering, Marketing Management, IT business ventures
[PDF Download] Community Workshops
Open meetings facilitated and organized in small groups in which participants are invited to debate a specific thematic. This method allows to explore and develop bottom-up and grassroots community development skills for people within their own communities. Participants can identify their most pressing social determinants, with positive and negative aspects of their environment, bringing social justice and environmental sustainability. The method also assists people to gain a clearer understanding of the principles of community development and community capacity building, increasing awareness and understanding of the main themes, terms and definitions.
[PDF Download] Walkthrough
Walkthrough is a method of analysis that combines observation in situ with an interview simultaneously. It creates an accepting environment that puts a small number of participants at ease allowing then to thoughtfully answer questions in their own words and add meaning to their answers. It also identifies the negative and positive aspects of the analyzed environments.
It allows identifying the perception of the residents in the place where they live. In this technique, they are invited to appropriate the neighbourhood and evaluate the territory, its inadequacies, surplus or missing furniture, barriers and potentialities, among other important elements.
Walkthrough is a participatory method and solution (NBS) that creates awareness while participants walk and discuss what they feel, see and know.
[NBS Card] Farmers Market Network
The Farmers’ market (FM) is an alternative food network that provides shorter delivery circuits of farmers’ products to local communities through direct interaction with farmers in the urban environment. This practice enables restoration of the connection of inhabitants of bigger cities to land, fresh and good quality tasty food of healthy origin. It raises people’s awareness on nature-friendly farming practices, provides access to good quality local production, thus leading to healthier lifestyles and new social networks and relations. The Farmers’ Markets have an additional social value as a community event that may bring additional elements. The farmer-consumer cooperatives or other organizations could operationalize efforts by bringing together farmers and acting as a platform securing farmers meet a set of requirements for access and organise farmer market venues and events.