Mariyana Hamanova

Executive Director of Cleantech Bulgaria

Mrs. Mariyana Hamanova is Executive Director of Cleantech Bulgaria – an official partner of the European Institute for Innovation and Technologies (EIT), a body of the EC. Cleantech Bulgaria operates as Hub Manager of 3 Regional Innovation Hubs – EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Food.

Mrs. Mariyana Hamanova has over 12 years of experience in the field of innovation support, sustainable development, climate change and circular economy. She coordinates the implementation of all programs and projects of Cleantech Bulgaria for business incubation, consulting and mentoring of start-ups and innovative SMES, as well is responsible for the business development of the organization.

Mrs. Hamanova is an associated professor at the University of Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Sofia (VUZF) and runs classes as part of the Master program “Circular economy and sustainable management”, jointly developed by VUZF and Cleantech Bulgaria. Over the years she has been an inspirational speaker to numerous events within the innovation ecosystem and is a recognized professional in supporting local actors in the process of the development and implementation of transformative business solutions.