The Bulgarian Pavilion is excited to announce the launch of its Business programme at Expo 2020 Dubai with the conference: ‘’Bulgaria in Space: Flight of innovations’’. The conference will take place on the 20th of October during Expo 2020 Space week- one of the 10 thematic weeks boldly going in search of solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The Space week will take place from the 17th until the 23rd of October and will dive into how to safely and productively explore new frontiers.

The conference ‘’Bulgaria in Space: Flight of innovations’’ will showcase to the world the Bulgarian space accomplishments related to space food, Space Exploration through Nanosatellites Next-gen in-orbit service deployment, and other existing topics. It presents a great opportunity for business-to-business meetings, exchange of ideas for future scientific collaborations, and networking on a very high level.

Two of the lecturers at the conference will be Prof. DSc. Georgi Sotirov and Assoc. Prof. Denitsa Borisova, Ph. D from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS).

Bulgaria in Space: Flight of innovations
Bulgaria in Space: Flight of innovations

Prof. Denitsa Borisova Ph. D graduated from the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” in 1995 with a master degree in applied geophysical engineering. In 2015 she defended a dissertation in Remote Sensing of the Earth and the Planets for obtaining the educational and scientific degree “Doctor” at the Space Research and Technology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences /SRTI-BAS/. Since 2019 she is the Scientific Secretary of SRTI-BAS. In 2021 she was elected as Scientific Secretary at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Divisions 6. “Climate change, risks and natural resources” and 7. “Astronomy, space research and technology”. She participates in research and development activities of SRTI-BAS in remote sensing systems development, applied geophysics, spectral characteristics of land cover and land use and others. She is the author and co-author of more than 150 publications.

Prof. DSc. Georgi Sotirov graduated from the Higher Air Force School in 1976 with a MS degree in avionics. In 1983 he received his educational and scientific degree “Doctor” in Higher Military Airforce Academy “Prof. NE Zhukovsky ”, Moscow by radar equipment. Since 2001 he has been at the Institute of Space Research and Technology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (SRTI-BAS). He holds various positions at SRTI-BAS – Head of Special Projects, Scientific Secretary, Head of the Aerospace Management Systems Department. From 2020 he is Deputy. Director of IKIT-BAS. Participates in research and development activities of SRTI in the field of aerospace communication systems, radar, radio navigation, space materials and tribology project management / analysis and evaluation / project financing. He is the author and co-author of more than 180 publications and 5 patents.

Denitsa Borisova Ph. D
Denitsa Borisova Ph. D
Prof. DSc. Georgi Sotirov
Prof. DSc. Georgi Sotirov
Dr. Bozhidar Zahariev
Dr. Bozhidar Zahariev
Raycho Raychev, CEO of Enduro Sat
Raycho Raychev, CEO of Enduro Sat

The third lecturer is Dr. Bozhidar Zahariev also known as Dr. Bo. Classified military medical research underpins Dr. Bo’s innovations in the field of radiotoxins decorporation and chelation therapies. Based on the rare medicinal ingredients, his team developed ‘’the microfoods- biostimulants with zeolites, catechins, adaptogens, and hormetics, now on NASA’s space menu and PREbiotics for their blockbuster PRObiotic consortia. Focused on the gut microbiome, Dr. Bo’s expertise extends over ancient bacteria for the prevention and treatment of modern-time conditions. His innovations have had a worldwide impact, culminating with the latest culture consortium, CornMune Antiviral Probiotic.

The fourth lecturer is Raycho Raychev, the CEO of Enduro Sat, one of the fastest-growing space companies in Europe. Enduro Sat provides exceptional NanoSats and Space services to business, exploration, and science teams with a mission to empower humans to connect and progress through space technology. Prior to the company Raycho founded a massive space educational platform – Spaceport and a practice-oriented space course – Space Challenges. His education includes a Master of Science from International Space University and Innovation and Growth Program from Stanford University and Endeavor.