Ukrainian Cluster Alliance: course on internationalization

Ukrainian cluster alliance (UCA), created at the end of March, takes today the clear course on the internationalization of Ukrainian industrial SMEs.

  • At the end of March, the initiative Clusters4Ukraine united 16 clusters and it has been transformed into Ukrainian cluster alliance (UCA). UCA proposed much more structured and formalized approaches and governance. It also started the regular actions on internationalization. In one month later, we had 32 clusters.
  • The initiative of consolidation of Ukrainian clusters is dated by early March, and known as Clusters4Ukraine. This initiative was our response to 3 main challenges of industrial Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) in Ukraine and during the wartime was added the internationalization approach.
  1. Evacuation & Relocation of SMEs
  2. Support of clusters members, then support of critical industries (food, drug, textile, critical infrastructure)
  3. Coordination in humanitarian and logistic management.
  4. Internationalization

Read the Alexandre Yurchak’s article, CEO of the APPAU, about the first lessons of internationalization initiative and what would be the next steps:

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