Estonian researchers help Ukraine develop efficient knowledge transfer system
One of the driving forces of economic development is knowledge transfer which Ukraine is currently developing. In order to help Ukraine create the system, the University of Tartu as the development cooperation partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is contributing to the promotion of cooperation between Ukrainian research institutions and entrepreneurship.
“The economic difficulties in Ukraine have made innovative development and implementation of innovative technologies one of Ukraine’s priorities in improving economic development. Support from Estonia and other European Union countries and sharing experience is very important to us in order to develop a modern knowledge transfer system in Ukraine which would support economic development,” said Yuriy Kapitsa of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
“Estonia has completed the political, economic, social and legal processes required for the development of knowledge transfer which Ukraine is now facing. In addition to the unique reform experience, Estonia has a better understanding of the functioning of so called transition economies which is supported by experience and the research work of UT researchers,” said UT Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Aleksei Kelli about Estonia’s ability to support Ukraine and added: “In this project, good partnership with Ukraine is important to get the maximum result out of the project supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The circle of partners are experts in their field and thanks to that I truly believe that in the end we can see the successful cooperation between Ukrainian research institutions and entrepreneurship.
The aim of the UT researchers’ project is to create the prerequisites for improving Ukraine’s knowledge transfer system. It focuses on the institutional and regulative aspect of Ukraine’s research institutions–enterprises knowledge transfer with an emphasis on intellectual property and increasing the capacity and practical skills of implementing knowledge transfer.
The project is led by UT Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Aleksei Kelli who among other things has coordinated the codification of intellectual property in Estonia. UT Professor of Research and Innovation Policy Kadri Ukrainski as the project’s economic expert is responsible for the institutional aspects of the knowledge transfer.
The project is implemented in close cooperation with Ukrainian leading innovation and intellectual property experts Dr. Yuriy Kapitsa and Dr. Karyna Shakhbazian from the Centre of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Additional information: Aleksei Kelli, UT Associate Professor of Intellectual Property, tel. +372 56508059, e-mail: aleksei.kelli [ät] ut.ee.