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.
- Evacuation & Relocation of SMEs
- Support of clusters members, then support of critical industries (food, drug, textile, critical infrastructure)
- Coordination in humanitarian and logistic management.
Read the Alexandre Yurchak’s article, CEO of the APPAU, about the first lessons of internationalization initiative and what would be the next steps:
- Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
- MacPaw Development Fund
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.