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EBA and the Ukrainian Startup Fund will promote the implementation of corporate innovations

26/ 11/ 2020
  The European Business Association and the Ukrainian Startup Fund are launching a joint initiative aimed at solving problematic issues of Ukrainian and international business through the introduction of innovative products offered by Ukrainian startups. Modern companies are constantly in search of innovations to optimize their activities but often, due to lack of communication within the ecosystem, they may be not aware of the availability of interesting and affordable solutions. Therefore, EBA works closely with the Fund to find startups and cutting-edge products to help solve business problems or optimize necessary business processes. A key element for the growth of a successful startup ecosystem is a successful partnership to support business in the face of global competition. That is why the corporate innovation platform will allow startups to find opportunities to pilot their products or attract additional funding, and companies will be able to implement the most advanced solutions and technologies for optimal performance without additional costs and time. We understand that innovative solutions in corporations have already moved from the category of trend to the category of necessity, and therefore we believe that close cooperation between companies and startups will be mutually beneficial for both startups and companies, and will have a positive impact on the formation and development of startup ecosystem of Ukraine. “From the very beginning of its work, the Fund has aimed to find additional opportunities for Ukrainian startups, which would not be limited to grants. Our joint initiative with the EBA is a real chance to provide such opportunities for both corporations and Ukrainian startups. On the one hand, the business benefits from gaining access to interesting and innovative solutions from Ukrainian startups. Startups, in turn, will offer their advanced ideas, which can then be implemented in business processes. We invite businesses to join the project by filling out a questionnaire on the Funds website. The information obtained will help the Fund to find the best solutions and achieve synergies of interests. Also, it is absolutely free for both startups and companies, ”commented Pavlo Kartashov, Director of the Foundation. Fill the questionnaire here: https://usf.com.ua/korporativni-innovacii/ Anna Derevyanko, EBA Executive Director of the European Business Association, commented on the initiative and the important role of innovation in today’s business world: “Innovation helps businesses survive difficult times. At the same time, the business itself must be bold enough to implement disruptive changes and have confidence in its product. Today, many Ukrainian companies offer creative and interesting solutions to make business life easier and work even more efficiently. In fact, we together with the Ukrainian Startup Fund, launched this initiative to figure out what difficulties the businesses are experiencing and what appropriate solutions are needed for each case. Business is stronger when it supports each other, especially in times of crisis. So I suggest that companies share their existing concerns, and we, for our part, will try to help find tools to tackle them. ” For reference: The Ukrainian Startup Fund is a state fund initiated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The funds mission is to promote the creation and development of technology startups in the early stages (pre-seed and seed), to increase their global competitiveness. The startup selection process is on a competitive basis: companies are evaluated and chosen by a board of independent investment experts. The European Business Association was founded in 1999 with the support of the European Commission in Ukraine. Today, the Association is one of the most influential and largest business associations in Ukraine, aiming to give companies (more than 1,000 members) the opportunity to work together to address issues important to Ukraines investment climate and improve it for the benefit of industry, society, economy and the country as a whole.   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

The European Business Association and the Ukrainian Startup Fund are launching a joint initiative aimed at solving problematic issues of Ukrainian and international business through the introduction of innovative products offered by Ukrainian startups.

Modern companies are constantly in search of innovations to optimize their activities but often, due to lack of communication within the ecosystem, they may be not aware of the availability of interesting and affordable solutions. Therefore, EBA works closely with the Fund to find startups and cutting-edge products to help solve business problems or optimize necessary business processes. A key element for the growth of a successful startup ecosystem is a successful partnership to support business in the face of global competition. That is why the corporate innovation platform will allow startups to find opportunities to pilot their products or attract additional funding, and companies will be able to implement the most advanced solutions and technologies for optimal performance without additional costs and time. We understand that innovative solutions in corporations have already moved from the category of “trend” to the category of “necessity”, and therefore we believe that close cooperation between companies and startups will be mutually beneficial for both startups and companies, and will have a positive impact on the formation and development of startup ecosystem of Ukraine.

From the very beginning of its work, the Fund has aimed to find additional opportunities for Ukrainian startups, which would not be limited to grants. Our joint initiative with the EBA is a real chance to provide such opportunities for both corporations and Ukrainian startups. On the one hand, the business benefits from gaining access to interesting and innovative solutions from Ukrainian startups. Startups, in turn, will offer their advanced ideas, which can then be implemented in business processes. We invite businesses to join the project by filling out a questionnaire on the Fund’s website. The information obtained will help the Fund to find the best solutions and achieve synergies of interests. Also, it is absolutely free for both startups and companies, ”commented Pavlo Kartashov, Director of the Foundation.

Fill the questionnaire here: https://usf.com.ua/korporativni-innovacii/

Anna Derevyanko, EBA Executive Director of the European Business Association, commented on the initiative and the important role of innovation in today’s business world:

“Innovation helps businesses survive difficult times. At the same time, the business itself must be bold enough to implement disruptive changes and have confidence in its product. Today, many Ukrainian companies offer creative and interesting solutions to make business life easier and work even more efficiently. In fact, we together with the Ukrainian Startup Fund, launched this initiative to figure out what difficulties the businesses are experiencing and what appropriate solutions are needed for each case. Business is stronger when it supports each other, especially in times of crisis. So I suggest that companies share their existing concerns, and we, for our part, will try to help find tools to tackle them. ”

For reference:

The Ukrainian Startup Fund is a state fund initiated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The fund’s mission is to promote the creation and development of technology startups in the early stages (pre-seed and seed), to increase their global competitiveness. The startup selection process is on a competitive basis: companies are evaluated and chosen by a board of independent investment experts.

The European Business Association was founded in 1999 with the support of the European Commission in Ukraine. Today, the Association is one of the most influential and largest business associations in Ukraine, aiming to give companies (more than 1,000 members) the opportunity to work together to address issues important to Ukraine’s investment climate and improve it for the benefit of industry, society, economy and the country as a whole.

 

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