Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation is inviting feedback on its draft strategy for development of the country’s innovation ecosystem. The strategy, announced in early April, was created with inputs from a wide range of stakeholders and defines priority areas and packages of initiatives. Based on public feedback, a final plan of changes will be made.
The draft strategy defines the following priority innovation areas: Defence Tech, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Green Tech, AgriTech, Cybersecurity, and Industry 4.0. It consists of 10 packages of initiatives in various spheres of activity. These include the development of a culture of innovative entrepreneurship, programmes for the incubation and acceleration of start-ups, the innovative transformation of small and medium-sized businesses, and high-tech exports.
The development of the document took place on the platform of the Center for Economic Recovery with the assistance of the consulting company CIVITTA. State institutions, investment funds, incubation and acceleration support organisations, business associations, educational institutions and public representatives participated in the draft strategy development.
Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Development of Education, Science and Technology, and Minister of Digital Transformation said that Ukraine is ranked 49th in the world in the domain of innovation development, but has the potential to enter the top ten. “Implementation of the Strategy will help create new jobs, develop a digital state and ensure economic growth,” he announced.
For more details and to access the draft strategy document (pdf in English or Ukrainian), read the full article on the Ministry of Digital Transformation website or visit the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine website.