20.10.2011 | Kyiv, Ukraine

Workshop: "Ukrainian S&T infrastructure: development and perspectives for UA-EU cooperation"

This event was hosted by the International Symposium "Contemporary Tendencies in Transference of Centers of Science & Technology Activity on the European Area and Cross-Country Mobility of Scientists and Specialists".

The regional workshop “Ukrainian S&T infrastructure: development and perspectives for UA-EU cooperation” was organized and carried out within BILAT-UKR Task 3.2 based on the project deliverable “Analysis of S&T infrastructure in Ukraine”, which includes an inventory of existing international accessible national and medium S&T infrastructures in Ukraine as well as an analysis of ‘good practices’, barriers, obstacles and threats to trans-national access to scientific infrastructure.

The core aims of the Workshop were:

  • to access opportunities for mutual benefit of Ukrainian research infrastructures, as well as for an enhanced cooperation between Ukraine and EU;
  • to provide stakeholders with knowledge base on development RIs in Ukraine and access to foreign infrastructure;
  • to discuss how to elaborate recommendations concerning mutual access of Ukrainian and European researchers to the existing infrastructures and their development.

For better involving stakeholders from different fields of research, SMEs and industry as well as decision-makers from government bodies, the workshop was carried out within the framework of the International Symposium “Contemporary Tendencies in Transference of Centers of Science & Technology Activity on the European Area and Cross-Country Mobility of Scientists and Specialists” (cf. http://stepsmoving.ho.ua/) as a special included event.

Workshop programme 

In total, more than 40 individuals participated in the workshop.

List of participants 

The Research Infrastructure developments of European level were presented by EU experts in the form of example of ESFRI project presentation: “European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility” as well as experience of creation, re-newing and development of the national RI, namely the Wroclaw University together with capacities of other research bodies and universities in Wroclaw.

An Introduction to the ETSF (A. Matsuura) 
Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+: Research – Implementation – Technology Transfer (M. Miller, H. Ratajczak, W. Strek) 

Results of the Ukrainian research infrastructure analysis, submitted previously within the BILAT – UKR project, and activities of some Ukrainian RIs in the field of ICT were reported by Ukrainian participants.

Аналіз дослідницької інфрастуктури україни / Ukrainian Research Infrastructure Analysis (M. Gorokhovatska)
Ukrainian National Grid: State and Prospects (E. Martynov) 

The comprehensive presentation about EU strategy and opportunities for cooperation in RIs was held by the EC representative.

Research Infrastructures – EU strategy and opportunities for cooperation (J.-E. Faure) 

In addition, presentations were held on the scientific and technical infrastructure of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and on successful stimulation of Ukrainian science and innovation.

Development and support of scientific and technical infrastructure of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 
(with emphasis on the Ukrainian-European cooperation) (V. Emelianov) 
Трансфер Технологій, Інновації та Підприємництво -- це Стимулятори розвитку української науки (V. Korsun) 

All these presentations allowed to compare approaches, experience and mechanisms used in Member States and Ukraine for maintaining and developing Research Infrastructures. They followed with discussion during the session, while it additional points were underlined.

Презентація Національного контактного пункту РП7 «Дослідницькі інфраструктури»: перші кроки, завдання та можливості (K. S. Shakhbazyan)