The ECCP hybrid (both online and physical) matchmaking event was held in the context of the Clusters meet Regions event on 30 March 2023 in Košice, Slovakia.
The event provided an opportunity to build EU-Ukraine business relations and to find partners to trade and invest with.
The event improved the diversification of markets and suppliers for EU and UA companies, which is key for all whilst in the process of reshaping value chains. In the past weeks, bilateral exchanges between Ukrainian and EU clusters have shown business opportunities for both sides, e.g., in the agri-food, construction, advanced manufacturing, automotive or textile sectors. Clusters will be used as the integrators and facilitators of this collaboration. The event provided a basis for establishing resilient cross-border networks, created to promote the exchange of information and resources between different stakeholders involved in clusters. It also promoted cross-border recognition, helping to foster a spirit of collaboration and understanding between stakeholders.