Professor Dr.-Eng. of Robotics and Mechatronics at the Institute of Mechanics
Kostadin Kostadinov is Professor Dr.-Eng. of Robotics and Mechatronics at the Institute of Mechanics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. His main research field is robotics with application in manufacturing, micro and nanotechnologies, biology etc. Professional achievements are more than 100 publications and 12 patents. He is a team leader of many research projects financed by EC framework programs Copernicus, FP6, FP7 and H2020, as well as the DFG and Bulgarian science fund.
Since 6th of June, 2017 Prof. Kostadinov is Advisor to the Minister for Education and Science for Research and Innovation.
Prof. Kostadinov was a chairman of Managing Board of GIS-TransferCenter Foundation (May 15th 2001 – November 11th 2014), which is a non-profit organization for social benefit to support technology transfer and innovation. Currently, he is KAM and Senior Innovation Expert in GIS-TransferCenter.
Prof. Kostadinov is Coordinator of the Expert Council “Science, technology and innovation” to the Mayor of Sofia since June 2012.
He is the co-founder of start-up Microna Ltd. established to commercialize the IP generated under EC FP6 Project Hydromel. Microna has been awarded with of the Gold medal from the Autumn International Fair 2014 in Plovdiv for “Robot for in-vitro fertilization”,
Dr. Kostadinov is also Senior Member of IEEE “Robotics and Automation” Society (since 1998).
Dr. Kostadinov has been awarded with the Prizes of Pythagoras 2010 for his outstanding contribution to engineering science, Golden Apple 2014 for exceptional achievements in knowledge and technology transfer, the Inventor of the Year 2015 in Bulgaria, and with Pythagoras 2016 for his outstanding contributions for exploitation and commercialization of research results.
He was Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education and Science (12.11.2014 – 30.03.2016), IPR manager in the Institute of Polymers-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (February 2013 – September 2015) responsible for exploitation of IP and research results, and scientific secretary of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (4.11.2008-12.02.2013), responsible for the division of “Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies” and for the transfer of technology and innovation.