The Alexander Foundation

The primary goal of the foundation is to promote and support the development of the Bulgarian university education through a number of initiatives including the organisation and sponsorship of conferences.

Summer School 2017


Open Innovation

31 July – 18 August 2017, London

The Aleksander Foundation announces a competition for one full scholarship for the “Open Innovation” course, The London School of Economics (LSE) Summer School 2017, 31 July – 18 August 2017, London.

The Event

Eligible Applicants will:

  • Be in their 4th year/ Masters of Economics/Finance studies at a Bulgarian University
  • Have already successfully completed courses in finance, mathematics and statistics
  • Possess an excellent academic record and strong English knowledge

The scholarship will cover:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation at an LSE Residence Hall
  • Return plane ticket to London
  • Daily expense allowance

The Application

First Round – Documents:

  • CV of maximum 2 pages
  • Essay (1000 words) on the topic of:

Take a business case of a successful Bulgarian Company that leverages heavily on open innovation tools (e.g. Crowd-sourcing, Lead Users, Innovation Intermediaries, Design Intermediaries, etc.) and discuss:
a) what are the key factors underpinning its success and 

b) how can the broader ecosystem (government, banks, data providers, etc.) help to accelerate growth.
Send to:
Deadline: 18.00h, May 15th, 2017

Second Round – Interviews:

Four short-listed candidates will be notified by e-mail on May 20th, 2017 and invited for an interview.

Final decision on the winning candidate will be announced on May 27th, 2017.

Are you prepared?