The project of the national cluster development program until 2027 is a framework program submitted for approval to the Ministry of Economy in order to establish a guiding document for all stakeholders of cluster development of Ukraine. The document argues for the need to accelerate cluster development, outlines the main principles and guidelines for development until 2027.
The document is structured in the following way: from an overview of the basic concepts and coverage of the foundations of the cluster economy in the European sense, to the analysis of the best European policies and practices, to the analysis and tasks of Ukrainian cluster development.
The road map focuses on seven important milestones, the passage of which should be implemented from the end of 2020 to 2024. The first three stages focus on the following:
- Cluster mobilization of the community – the creation of a cluster committee (association), which is able to take responsibility for the cluster movement in Ukraine.
- Institutionalization is real support from the state, and primarily from the Ministry of Economy and regional authorities.
- Launching of the back2basic program – certification of clusters in accordance with the defined principles and quality criteria of clusters.
The proposal contains specific goals for the growth of clusters, as well as recommendations for three categories: the central government, executive authorities at the regional level, and heads of cluster organizations.
The document was prepared in a working group on the Industry 4 Ukraine platform with the participation of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
You can download the document from the link. The current phase of the document is public and expert discussion. Officially, the project of the program will be sent to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the near future.
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This publication was prepared with support from “EU4Business: SME Competitiveness and Internationalisation” programme which is co-financed by the European Union and the German Government and is implemented by German Federal Company “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH”. The programme aims to create better conditions for the development of Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises, support innovation and export promotion, resulting in sustainable and equitable economic growth. As part of the Team Europe approach, the initiative will also contribute to Ukraine’s COVID-19 recovery.
EU4Business is an umbrella initiative that includes all EU support to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Read more: www.eu4business.org.ua.