The teaching staff and the experts in "Projects, Innovations and business relations" office in the European Polytechnical University has extensive experience in the preparation and implementation of various educational, technological, research and scientific projects.
The University has established partnerships with a number of private and public bodies at national level and international level, representatives from the business sector and foreign universities.
The high professionalism, combined with individual approach to each client and partner, ensures maximum preparation of quality projects and optimization of financial grants in order to assure sustainable long-term results.
Project management is a package of: principles, practices and techniques that apply to the conduction of the "Project" team; control of the schedule of the project proposal; the price; Foreseeing the risks, in order to achieve effective results;
European Polytechnical University provides expert support at several stages:
- Preliminary analysis - an analysis of the client activities and the initial project idea, gathering information and preparing the feasibility study (if necessary) to clarify the specific project objectives and expected results;
- Preparation of project proposal - preparation of all project documentation as required by the Contracting Agency (business plan, application form, budget, logical framework and all the necessary applications and justifications);
- Project Management - providing technical and administrative assistance to the client during project implementation, as required by the funding program (preparation of tender documentation, preparation of technical and financial reports on the program, preparation of documents for filing of advances, interim and final payments on the project, etc.).
The Student Internship Project is carried out in partnership with all 51 higher education institutions in Bulgaria established under the Higher Education Act. The project envisages practical training opportunities for over 60,000 students. Participation is open to all full-time, part-time and distance learning students on the Registry of Current and Dormant Undergraduate and Graduate Students maintained by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science. Required practical training duration is 240 hours in a real business environment. Upon successful completion and documentation of training, students are paid a stipend in the amount of BGN 480.
All students have the right to participate in the Student Internship Project one time at every degree level of higher education, i.e. once as Bachelor’s degree students, once as Master’s degree students. The project envisages remuneration for academic advisors in universities and mentors (supervisors) in hosting companies.
The project budget is BGN 56,000,000.
EPU has successfully participated in 3-th Call of the European FP7 – Tetracom grant 609491 with a project Contactless smart MEMS-based piezo-resistive sensor (COSMOS). The project has been done with a Bulgarian partner company AMG-T Ltd and completed in July 2016.
Projects under European Union structural funds
At the beginning of 2012/2013 academic year, the European Polytechnical University has signed grant agreements with the contracting authorities for the following projects funded under the Operational Programs in Bulgaria:
Project "Technology office transfer"Green Energetics" - Pernik", procedure "Creating new and strengthening of existing pro-innovative infrastructure", Operational Program "Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy 2007-2013".
Project "Effective management for competitive service in higher education", procedure "Improving management systems in higher education", Operational Program "Human Resources Development".