Pioneers Local Manager, Cleantech Bulgaria
Eli Shtereva is a project coordinator at Cleantech Bulgaria. As such she is responsible for the development and conduct of national and international projects with the strategic focus of boosting innovation capacity and nurturing entrepreneurship. She also works on the development, support and introduction of sustainable innovation in regions and cities with focus on the introduction of Low Carbon and Circular Economy models in Bulgaria.
Prior joining Cleantech Bulgaria she has been involved in the wide portfolio of activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT).
She has an MSc in International and European Governance from Leiden University (the Netherlands) and a BSc in Political Science from Sofia University (Bulgaria).
Maria Alexandrova is an innovation and project manager at Cleantech Bulgaria.
She is the main coach of the Climate-KIC Accelerator Bulgaria and is also involved development and conduct of national and international projects with the strategic focus of boosting innovation capacity and nurturing entrepreneurship. Maria leads the C-level managers’ club of Cleantech Bulgaria – the Green Business Network Bulgaria dedicated to corporate sustainable growth, where she is responsible for the annual program of the club and for the development of the Corporate sustainability assessment methodology especially available for the club’s members. Ms. Alexandrova has a background of engineering and economy, and is certified Climate-KIC professional on innovation promotion since 2017, and certified innovation transfer consultant by the Enterprise Europe Network. Maria is fluent in English and Russian.