Projects in Ukraine:

Ukrainian Innovation Network Initiative (UNINI)
Development of Female Entrepreneurship
Cyber Security and E-Government Solutions for Ukraine

Project title: Ukrainian Innovation Network Initiative (UNINI)

Country: Ukraine

Client: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Project duration: May 2014 – 2017

Project partners: Seed Forum Norway, Seed Forum Ukraine Foundation, International Development Norway

Project goal

Competence transfer from the Norwegian Innovation System to Ukraine and institutional capacity building for the Ukrainian Innovation System aiming to develop and support SMEs and start-ups with innovative business ideas.

Project objective

Contribute to the competitiveness of the economy in Ukraine by promoting and supporting innovation infrastructure and networks, SMEs development and investment opportunities in SMEs and start-ups with innovative business idea.

Project components

  • Regional innovation partnerships and infrastructure secures local commitments and organisational solutions on local level.
  • Entrepreneurship and start up services.
  • Commercialisation of technology develops and tests concepts for commercialization of technology from Universities and research institutes in Ukraine.
  • International business development applies the business acceleration process that consists of developing market access and facilitating business partnering.
  • Access to finance includes establishment of an interplaying mix of instruments to improve access to finance for entrepreneurs in Ukraine.
  • Develop a decision platform to finance and implement a Techno Park in Kyiv. 

More info: http://unini.cc/

 

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Project title: Development of Female Entreprenurship

Country: Ukraine

Client: Embassy of Finland in Ukraine

Project duration: 2015 – 2016

Project partners: Seed Forum Ukraine Foundation

Project goal

The Programme for Development of Female Entrepreneurship aims to popularize innovative entrepreneurship for women and to provide them with the necessary knowledge, expertise and support.

Project objective

The project objective is to create a community of new as well as experienced business women via mentoring, encouraging communication and creating a place for finding sound advice or problem solutions.

Project components

  • Raise the awareness of gender disparity issue in SME sector in Ukraine – Successful female entrepreneurs are invited to participate in a discussion table to showcase a positive image of women in business, motivate and inspire female entrepreneurs.
  • Training and educational activity – a comprehensive gender-sensitive business educational programme for aspiring female entrepreneurs is implemented. It includes business, marketing, self-organization and self-discipline, fundraising, business etiquette, creation of business model and business-plan etc.
  • Mentorship for young female-entrepreneurs – 15 female founders and co-founders of startups can been awarded 6 month free of charge iHUB residency. Here they are exposed to the entrepreneurial environment and various events and training modules that are organized by Seed Forum and iHUB, as well to the counseling services to be provided directly by the iHUB team.

 

 

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Project title: Cyber Security and E-Government Solutions for Ukraine

Country: Ukraine

Duration: August 2014 – January 2015

Client: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affaires

Budget: NOK 732503

Project partners: Seed Forum Norway Foundation , Seed Forum Ukraine Foundation and Norwegian Company Registrar Centre

Project components : Prepartion of the Feasiblity Study with Recommendations for further Actions for Information and Cyber Security Programme in Ukraine. The preliminary analysis and findings were prepared, presented and discussed during the Project Workshop that was held on 7 October 2014, where representatives of project stakeholders took part.

 

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