The key phase of the project "Enhancing the Organizational Capacity of IAM Clusters" in Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia, and Kharkiv clusters, supported by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, has concluded. Over the course of four days, representatives from these clusters gathered in two locations – Lviv Polytechnic and the Vinnytsia Cluster of Instrumentation and Automation – to learn how to enhance their organizational capacity through internationalization tools, work on creating joint value chains, visit Vinnytsia's industrial instrumentation companies with full production cycles, and engage in a joint strategic session.
full production cycles, and engage in a joint strategic session.
Participants of the project, united by common challenges such as asset loss, market limitations, and workforce issues, sought solutions through collaboration and optimization of cluster management and its participants. One important conclusion drawn during the joint strategizing was that the development of Ukrainian high-tech clusters is hindered by the absence of business models that are suitable for the national business environment.
Representatives from the three clusters have agreed upon the following actions:
Creation of a shared competence map and, in the future, a joint product catalog
Formation of inter-cluster positioning
Signing of memorandums between the clusters
and other necessary actions for strengthening competitiveness and resilience of companies and their clusters.
Most importantly, we have achieved mutual understanding, awareness of the need to act together, and the conveyance of the value of collective actions to the companies in the regions.
Special thanks to:
GIZ for providing us with the opportunity to connect and initiate collaboration
Speakers Anastasiia Konstantinova and Volodymyr Rodchenko for their informative and engaging training sessions and seminars, as well as their readiness for further cooperation
Lviv Tech StartUp School and Nazar Podolchak, Oleg Sokil, and Nadia Olesko for providing us with workspace, presentation facilities, and an interesting tour of the school's laboratories
The managers of Vinnytsia industrial companies Tiras-12, Analytica, and VTN for introducing us to their production facilities, which left a lasting impression on all participants
All the participants of our meetings for sharing their thoughts and ideas, and for their active involvement in creating a friendly atmosphere.
Let's move forward according to the agreed action plan!
The event is organized by the NGO “Vinnytsia Automation and Іnstrument Мaking Cluster” within the international cooperation
programme “EU4Business: SME Recovery, Competitiveness, and Internationalisation”, which is co-financed by the European Union and the German Government and is implemented by the German federal company “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH”. The programme aims to support Ukraine’s economic resilience, recovery and growth, create better conditions for the development of Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as support innovation and exports.
EU4Business is an umbrella initiative that includes all EU support to small and medium-sized businesses in the Eastern Partnership countries. Read more: www.eu4business.org.ua