Czech – Ukrainian

Cooperation in the field of Digital Innovation

SMART CITY FORUM 2023
Czechia & Ukraine

Czech – Ukrainian informational, contacting and networking event to support B2B cooperation in the field of Smart Cities, Regions and Communities

Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of CTU, Prague & online

26 April 2023

Where did we start?

The Russian invasion to Ukraine in February 2022 started new era of our cooperation: we knew each other from joint projects before and we promised ourselves already in 2021 that we will strengthen our collaboration.

But the urgent imperatives of wartimes brought us more together and showed that the Czechs (and other Europeans) can bring a lot of added value to the cooperation with Ukrainian digital experts and, on the opposite, can learn from the Ukrainian side how to cope with intensity of cybercrimes that was never seen before or how to continue a successful business under unpredictable conditions. This gave us a kick towards further collaboration.

What happens now?

During summer 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic has established Business Club Ukraine intended to support Czech-Ukrainian B2B collaboration. In October 2022, the Czech Government has approved its Program of humanitarian, stabilization, reconstruction and economic assistance to Ukraine in 2023-2025kope (shortly referred as “Programme Ukraine”). In January 2023, Mr Tomáš Kopečný was appointed into the position of the new governmental envoy for the reconstruction of Ukraine. Our network continues its cooperation and regularly organises its events and project activities.

What’s new?

Development of Ukraine-Czech Republic bilateral agenda on Industry 4.0

In May 2022, as a part of the ‘Ambassadors of Industry4Ukraine’ program, the Ukrainian cluster alliance (UCA) proposed a separate initiative to prepare for deepening and development of bilateral relations with the most mature ambassadors.

Development of bilateral sectoral agendas – the first experience from the Czech Republic

Ukrainian Cluster Alliance (UCA) business mission to the MSV International Engineering Fair in Brno took place on October 5-7, 2022. Ukrainian delegation consisted of 18 people from 5 UCA clusters.

European experts including two of the Czech ones awarded by a prize “Professionals4Ukraine

Creation of Ukrainian Cluster Alliance (UCA) in March 2022 and further rapid development would not have been possible without strong international assistance.

Czech-Ukrainian webinar “Smart City&Smart Region Preparing for Rebuilding Ukraine” organised on 3 February:

So, who made the biggest contribution to UCA development in 2022? In this publication, we provide an overview of our 13 ambassadors from the EU and the USA, who get the Award Professionals4Ukraine.

Smart Cities-Regions-Communities

Mission of Ukrainian experts related to the Smart Cities, Regions & Communities topic planned for 24 – 28 April 2023.

Smart Cities-Regions-Communities Forum CZ-UA 2023 / Prague / 26 April 2023

Smart Industry

Mission of Ukrainian experts related to the Smart Industry topic planned for 24 – 28 April 2023, in line with the dates of International Engineering Fair Trade 2023 in Brno

Smart Industry Forum CZ-UA 2023 / Brno / 12 October 2023

Cybersecurity

Mission of Ukrainian experts related to the Cybersecurity topic planned for 27 November – 1 December 2023

Cybersecurity Forum CZ-UA 2023 / Brno / 29 November 2023

Who are we?

Group of stakeholders – signataires of the Czech-Ukrainian Memorandum on cooperation in the field of digital innovation and our member and partnering organisations: