Scientists of NTU «KhPI» took part in a study tour to Aalto University (Helsinki) and in the annual conference «Nordeep Deep Tech Business Summi» (Espoo) in Finland. The first delegation of Ukrainian representatives included Ruslan Kryvobok, Head of Scientific and Research Part NTU «KhPI», and Natalia Shmatko, Professor of the Management Department and Director of the Spark Start-up Centre of Kharkiv Polytechnic. Together with their Ukrainian colleagues, they presented the national ecosystem of innovations and technological achievements of our country. These events were a unique opportunity to establish contacts and discuss further cooperation between the academic, private and public sectors of Ukraine and the European scientific and business community.
This year’s study tour to Aalto University was dedicated to the development of innovations in the academic environment and the commercialization of university research. And the «Nordeep Deep Tech Business Summit» conference has become the first and only European scientific forum with a focus on deep-tech. Every year, it brings together more than one thousand five hundred entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, representatives of various institutions and media interested in the current tandem of science and business. Participants of the 2023 conference presented their practical cases of scientific developments and discussed important topics for further cooperation at panel discussions. Foreign experts were particularly interested in the presentation of the Ukrainian ecosystem and programs of scientific research and technological achievements that took place during the facilitated sessions. Thus, cooperation and partnership with Aalto University will allow Ukrainian and European experts to combine innovative research in an interdisciplinary environment of cooperation between science, business and art.
We should note that the study tour and the «Nordeep Deep Tech Business Summit» conference were held in cooperation with the Finnish university’s innovation department and ArcticStartup Events, an organization that brings together startup entrepreneurs, investors, corporate representatives and media from more than 60 countries.