In September 2022, the UCA coordination centre completed development of the Alliance Roadmap for 2022-23. This is the main strategic document that sets the goals and strategy for UCA development until the end of 2023. The document is aimed at the UCA key stakeholders – heads of Alliance clusters, board members and participants, government organizations, Ukrainian and international partners.
The document is developed in a classic structure – from analysis of the current state, through setting of goals, strategic options for achievement, plan and budget.
The road map shows movement in the time dimension along 6 key directions.
The main directions of action for 2022-23:
- Growth – extensive growth changes in March 2023 to intensive (selection of the most mature clusters, with a focus on management quality).
- Institutionalization – from improving one’s own self-organization to bringing the 2027 program to the state level.
- Capability growth is a key UCA strategy in the context of the still insufficient maturity of most clusters and the ongoing war.
- Inter-cluster cooperation – the plan provides access to several projects at the beginning of 2023 and beyond – deployment of a larger number.
- Internationalization – clusters must move from projects for clusters to real growth in export performance of their members.
- Innovative development. This direction is controversial in the current state of UCA clusters (weak capabilities), but very desirable and targeted.
The UCA structure corresponds to the given directions; accordingly, the plan and budget are also configured to achieve qualitative changes in them.
The budget of 1.8 million hryvnias is a strong starting push for growth of UCA in the initial period of 2022. Rapid growth demonstrated by UCA is impossible without funding and, in general, UCA provides its main activities with the necessary budget.
The main assistance is provided by the German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with financial support of the German government.
This document was also developed as a part of the UCA Projects Promo mini-project, which is also supported by GIZ.
You can download the document here.