Ontotext Awarded with Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Ontotext was named Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2017 in Market Leadership at the Thirteenth National Innovation Forum titled “Bulgaria in the Global Value Chains”. The award was presented personally by the President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev. The ceremony took place on December 15, at Sofia Hotel Balkan.

Innovative Enterprise of the Year Award 2017

The award was received by Atanas Kiryakov, Ontotext’s CEO, who also addressed the audience earlier as part of the forum’s program:

It is great to witness and be part of the evolution of an entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystem here in Bulgaria. This creates a tremendous opportunity for people to develop their ideas into working business ventures. I believe that the Bulgarian business has its place on the global map of innovative and high added-value technologies. There are good examples of successful Bulgarian businesses that provide high-value technological solutions. However, the majority of work of the software industry is not yet part of the network that brings the highest added value. The Bulgarian innovation environment must develop further than that. It is the responsibility of the government and the business encourage changes that will result in more Bulgarian companies developing their own high added-value products or services in five years.

The National Innovation Forum is an annual event aimed at uniting the efforts of all stakeholders to improve the innovation environment in the country. It is the most representative platform for cooperation between businesses and academic institutions. The forum seeks to stimulate the national economy and increase the competitiveness of Bulgarian companies by exposing good practices for developing new and innovative products and services, as well as cooperating with European markets.

The much appreciated award is a result of a hard work of the entire company in the past couple of years. It acknowledges an effort to make Ontotext’s products and services more widely recognizable as powerful and effective solutions to various data challenges.

Ontotext’s aim for the upcoming year is to keep improving the practices that benefit customers, partners and semantic enthusiasts all around, and further the development of a global ecosystem, which offers products and services with high added value.

For more information, contact Doug Kimball, Chief Marketing Officer at Ontotext