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Rebuilding and Strengthening Ukrainian Science and Innovation in Support of Economic Recovery: Proceedings of a Workshop - in Brief
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... As the war in Ukraine continues for linking science and innovation to economic recovery with no end in sight, concern has been growing among and growth. The workshop built on existing National the international science community about immediate Academies activities involving Ukraine and was develand lasting damage to the Ukrainian science enterprise oped with the goal of sharing information with governand its ability to support the long-term economic recov- ment officials as they prepare for the June 2024 Ukraine ery of Ukraine.
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... The quotation succinctly summed up the goals of the Kurbatov said that the Ukrainian government is takworkshop: to encourage cooperation to support Ukraine ing actions to support science and innovation, such as in creating strong education, innovation, and research encouraging the development of new tools in the forms programs. Economies can create prosperity with well- of scientific contests and competitions, including a new trained scientists by providing new insights and innova- request for proposals for competitive research grants, tions.
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... projects through the Ukrainian–Swiss Joint Research Participants discussed mechanisms to address brain drain Projects program. This is the first bilateral call with the in the country, highlighting that the situation is different Swiss National Science Foundation to support researchers for men and women.
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... • Identifying international reviewers is challenging. The Simons Foundation Presidential Award has been granted to 420 Ukrainian scientists who remain in the • Support for Ukrainian research is not confined to country and work in fields such as biology, chemistry, financial support.
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... He noted that the Simons Foundation hopes that the Fund can attract other interRenata Schaeffer, University of Cambridge, said that national funders to support Ukraine's research comthe university has taken on a number of initiatives with munity, both during and after the war. The goal is to Ukraine, including providing support for individual develop a fund with a budget of several million dollars Ukrainian researchers, developing a curriculum map over the next few years that will focus on catalyzing ping initiative for secondary school, and offering English excellence in research.
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... "Science happens best at a variety of scales," said Spergel, and therefore there is a need Svitlana Mayboroda, ETH Zurich, discussed the need to to structure the Fund to appropriately support a variety build excellence in Ukrainian institutions. She suggested of projects.
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... will be held during the summer of 2024 on quantum Peter Bertsyk, NASU, added that to address brain drain, physics and machine learning, among others.5 there is a need to give researchers options. The National • Maksym Yarema, ETH Zurich, discussed a research Academies initiative with Poland to relocate and support initiative focused on microelectronics, called Ukrainian researchers immediately following Russia's Rebuilding the Microelectronic Ecosystem in Ukraine.
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... Turekian added that his hope is that strengthen and develop the proposed Fund to support colleagues in Ukraine understand that there is a comUkrainian research. In those conversations, participants munity that is watching and wanting to help.
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... The NATIONAL MODELS FOR LINKING SCIENCE AND INNOVATION ecosystem also includes the private sector; technology, TO ECONOMIC GROWTH science, and innovation parks; and innovation hubs, Anton Aschwanden, Google, moderated a session on accelerators, and incubators. national models for linking science and innovation to economic growth.
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... Teicher noted that international aid can encourage innovation and science in Ukraine by encouraging young Tymofii Brik, Kyiv School of Economics, noted the scientists to return to the country. Soomere advised that growing understanding of the need for entrepreneurship Ukraine work towards building its science program before in Ukraine.
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... Ukrainian researchers are risk-taking and provide the funds to allow start-ups to resilient and have outproduced other countries in terms succeed and invest in human capital. Developing a sup of science productivity, despite COVID-19 and the war, portive regulatory environment is important, including numerous participants reported.
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... or faculty appointments which can strengthen and Human resources in STEM fields are a scarce build international cooperation. Others discussed commodity, yet Ukraine is well ahead of Western creating collaborative research opportunities Europe in science education and continues to gain by involving Ukrainian scientists working jointly with working with the Smithsonian, said one participant.
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... , Oleksandra Antoniouk, Jürg Brunnschweiler, Oleksiy Kolezhuk, Jeff Martin, Dmytro Pokhylko, Allison Schwier. Thank you to the co-organizers of the workshop, the Simons Foundation and ETH Zurich.


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