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Collaboration of dual-use clusters of Europe with a focus on UA needs


  • To unite and to coordinate EU-UA alliances in dual-use technologies.
  • To ensure faster ‘go-to-market’ processes with regard to urgent needs of Ukrainian and Eastern Europe defense sectors.
  • To enforce and grow UA industrial defense and dual use technologies sectors.


  • Series of C2C/B2B events / defining, profiling and prioritizing challenges, opportunities;
  • Forming cluster initiatives and funding projects;
  • Launch of 5-7 projects between UA-EU clusters (incl. possible production facilities in Czech Republic and Poland).


  • Launch of Eastern Europe cluster collaboration in dual-use technologies.
  • Improving resilience of value chains and capacities of defense sectors of Ukraine and other EE countries.

TBD (exchanges to be launched ASAP).

UA side: APPAU, 5 EAM regional clusters, Association of defense technologies, Aerospaces clusters (80 selected SMEs, developers and integrators).

EU side: key clusters and business associations from Europe having direct relation to dual-use technologies.

There is no (yet) dual-use cluster in UCA. Contrary, UCA practices to group the limited cluster resources into 1 bigger pool with a centralized coordination. Such Center (called Emergency Support Centers) launched in Utilities sectors, Food and Industrial Engineering. Similar initiative is under development in dual-use technologies. Here, UCA collaborates with the Association ‘Ukrainian Defense and Security Technologies’ and unities SMEs & developers by industry or specialization in defense / dual-use technologies. Such initiative is quite necessary today in Ukraine where there is a huge deficit of dual use technologies. On the one hand, the local defense industry is significantly depressed, and on another hand, there are hundreds of volunteer groups but which struggle of lack of coordination.

As example, see solutions from Infocom Ltd, one of the leader of Industrial Automation market, but which heavily invests into dual use robotic platform since 2015. Infocom looks for EU partners in this area.

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