How business can get along with science

How business can get along with science

19 December 2023

The UCA Committee on Innovations and Smart Specialization, in partnership with the Kyiv Academic University, invites representatives of clusters and scientists to take part in the discussion "How can business get along with science?"

Establishing effective cooperation between science and business is important for transforming scientific results into products and services to meet social needs, overcoming the challenges of wartime and post-war recovery, and solving global problems.

Unfortunately, science and business speak different languages, and in order to find common ground, it is necessary to take steps towards each other.

During the event, we will try to reach a consensus on what mechanisms, forms of interaction, and tools allow representatives of science and business to effectively communicate and cooperate for victory and post-war recovery.
The event will take place online Zoom on December 19, 2023, 15.00-17.00. Roundtable program:

15.00 – 15.15

Opening of the event

Welcome speech

Oleksandra Antoniuk, Project Manager of the Science Park "Academ.City", Deputy Director of the Kyiv Academic University

Oleksandr Yurchak, Executive Director of the UCA. UCA proposals for programs to support and develop innovation ecosystems

15.15 – 15.30

Presentation of the results of a focus group with representatives of UCA clusters within the Science at Risk project on the interaction of science and business

Natalia Garashchenko, Oleksandra Pravdyva, UCA


15.30 – 16.00




16.00 – 16.20

Transformation of DIH into EDIH - needs and role of clusters

Oksana Yurchyshyn, KPI DIH - Center 4.0, KPI

Ivan Kulchytskyi, DIH I4MS Ukraine (Lviv Politechnika,) Agency for European Innovation

Volodymyr Nochvay, Virtual Center for Digital Innovation NOSC-UA DIH, KAU


Proposals of the (KAU) on the organization of interaction of UCA clusters and their SMEs with the institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine"

Volodymyr Nochvay, Oleksandra Pravdyva, Natalia Garashchenko, CAU


16.20 – 16.50

Discussion: What should be the algorithm for launching joint business projects with scientists? Plan of further actions