Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode Delivered a Speech on ‘Who Innovates? R&D in Germany and Ukraine’ during 'The Days of Ukraine' in Baden-Württemberg

On September 19–20, 2019, The Days of Ukraine in Baden-Württemberg took place in Tübingen under the motto ‘Advancing Science and Education through International Cooperation’. Almost 70 researchers from Baden-Württemberg, German and Ukrainian, met to present the best practice of collaborations in research, innovation, and higher education in the region, discuss challenges of lasting partnerships and new opportunities for cooperation, network and exchange ideas.

Prof. Woywode and ifm researcher Dr. Iuliia Shkrabaliuk attended the meetings. In his speech, Prof. Woywode shared insights on the German R&D system, conducive to occurrence of collaborations in the third-party funding between Universities and Industry, the role of Universities in patenting and commercialization, cluster development in Baden-Württemberg, institutional voids and bottlenecks of the Ukrainian R&D system, inter alia, low innovative input of the industry and weak agency of knowledge intermediaries in the network structures, prospects for the transition to fully fledged Triple Helix and emergence of knowledge network dynamics in Ukraine. Furthermore, Professor presented the findings of the research project ‘Technology Transfer in Post-Socialist Economies – The Case of Ukraine and Russia in Comparison with East Germany and Poland’ (2016-2018, Volkswagen Foundation). Also, he led the panel discussion on the R&D in the private sector of Ukraine and Germany, involving academics and companies’ representatives (University of Saarland, HZI, Nomad Bioscience GmbH, Enzym GmbH, Lumobiotics GmbH, Enamine, and ELEKS GmbH).

The Days of Ukraine in Baden-Württemberg were organized by the German-Ukrainian Academic Society (Deutsch-Ukrainische Akademische Gesellschaft e.V./ DUAG) with support of the DUAG, Baden-Württemberg International, the DAAD grant ‘Go East: Osteuropatagen an deutschen Hochschulen Ukrainischer’, the Ukrainischer Verein Tübingen e.V., and hosted by the Eberhardt Karls University of Tübingen.


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Initiativen und Portale des ifm:
Dr. Iuliia Shkrabaliuk
Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode