Submitted by Renáta Pfefferová on 16 March 2023

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There was a second Czech-Ukrainian cluster meeting held on 22 February 2023. The National Cluster Association and the Ukrainian Cluster Alliance, together with their members, discussed the possibilities of starting mutual cooperation of cluster organisations in various sectors.

Not only the National Cluster Association and the Ukrainian Cluster Alliance introduced their activities, but also their members got the opportunity to present themselves. Czech clusters approached collaboration opportunities in the area of digitalisation, nanotechnology, additive production, ecology, aerospace and defence. In addition, Ukrainian clusters and company representatives also highlighted their prospects in the field of engineering, aerospace, agriculture, medicine, textile, and wood production.

The collaboration between the National Cluster Association and the Ukrainian Cluster Alliance can lead to successful projects and interdisciplinary connections, which were also a part of the discussion. The National Cluster Association offered to share its existing experience. Thanks to the collaboration, the Czech-Ukrainian relationships can strengthen and support cluster environments, small and medium-sized enterprises, universities, and institutions. 

It is essential for Ukrainian clusters to associate with colleagues in our country and become a part of international projects. The National Cluster Association will help connect its members with Ukrainian clusters and strengthen international cooperation.

The Czech-Ukrainian meeting was attended by: 

Yurij Batjuščenko, Deputy of the head, RC Dual Use

Anatolii Dolynnyi, Communal Services and Infrastructure, Ukrainian Cluster Alliance

Dzen Fedir, Ukrainian Cluster AllianceAPPAU

Jiri Herinek, President, National Cluster Association

Petr Hladik, Deputy Head of the Business Development Dept., Technology Centre Prague

Andrii Hnap, CEO, Waste Ukraine Analytics (WUA)

Jiri Herinek, President, National Cluster Association

Kristyna Istvanfyova, Marketing Manager, CEDEG

Yurij KlimenkoVinnytsia Instrument-Making Cluster

Lubos Komarek, Chairman of the Board, NANOPROGRESS

Renata Pfefferova, Project Manager, National Cluster Association

Katerina Podana, Executive Director, Klastr Mechatronika

Ivo Riha, Vice-President, National Cluster Association and Chairman of the Board, CEDEG

Yevhen Rokytskyy, CEO, Space Cluster

Bretislav Skacel, Cluster Manager, CREA Hydro&Energy

Oksana Sytnyk, Kharkiv EAM Cluster

Olga Trofymova, director of “Export-Internationalisation” Dept., Ukrainian Cluster Alliance and Cluster Manager, Ukrainian Automotive Mobility Cluster

Iryna Yashchuk, Communication Manager, Ukrainian Cluster Alliance

Alexandre Yurchak, Head of Ukrainian Cluster Alliance and Director of APPAU

Yurii Zhukov, Resource Centrum EAM


We are the National Cluster Association of the Czech Republic. We connect cluster organisations, support and encourage their growth and develop cluster policy in the Czech Republic. Would you like to learn more about the National Cluster Association and our activities? We welcome you to read our Klastroviny, a cluster magazine, where you can learn about our members, their activities and their success stories. 

The National Cluster Association is open to new partnerships and projects, the same as our members. Do not hesitate to contact us

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