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The topic of fundraising and innovation is becoming increasingly interesting for the cluster community: EIF program development

In June, we started holding educational webinars on innovation calls for APPAU members SMEs. As UCA developed, other members of the Alliance were being involved in these webinars, and over the past month, we have seen a significant increase in demand for such events from the cluster community.

So, in addition to traditional calls moderated by our DIH KPI experts, we have launched a webinar reviewing all available fundraising programs, and not only on innovations, but also on grant proposals that may be of interest to a wider range of UCA members.

On September 27, we held the first such webinar, and our expectations were fulfilled – more than 50 cluster representatives took part in the event. And this gives us the right to state: the topic of grant support and innovation is becoming more and more important and interesting for the cluster community representatives.

At the webinar, a number of innovation calls were presented, including SHOP4CF, which was revealed in detail in Oleksandr Bondarenko’s, DIH KPI expert, report.

We should also note the report of Tetyana Kotenko, the Ukrainian Startup Fund expert and head of the Horizon Europe NCP, regarding calls available to our SMEs in Ukraine and on grants of the Digital Europe program, which will be available to Ukrainian actors from September 29.

We continue our work on export-internationalization-fundraising direction, in particular, on our matchmaking platform, which aggregates all calls available to UCA clusters’ participants.

Andriy BorodIuk, head of the UCA EIF program, director of development at APPAU

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