| Project of the Month - November 2012

BILAT-UKR*AINA – Enhancing the BILATeral S&T Partnership with UKRraine * Advanced INnovative Approach

BILAT-UKR*AINA aims to provide a framework to foster cooperation in Research, Technological Development and Innovation(RTDI) between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine. It is firmly based on existing cooperation of the main stakeholders and builds up on the results of previous projects funded under FP7 dealing with Ukraine, in particular BILAT-UKR (2008-2012).

Project overview

Project title: Enhancing the BILATeral S&T Partnership with UKRraine * Advanced INnovative Approach
roject start: September 2012
Project end: June 2015
Project website: http://www.bilat-ukraina.eu

Project Objectives

The major objectives of BILAT-UKR*AINA are to

  • support the institutional dialogue on science, technology and innovation (STI) policy between the European Commission, the EU Member States/Associates Countries, and Ukraine,
  • provide analytical input to the dialogue at the Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee (JSTCC) and
  • ensure practical follow-up and sustainability;

Particularly, BILAT-UKR*AINA

  • foresees in a flexible manner pilot activities to facilitate the implementation of the joint EU-Ukraine STI Roadmap;
  • promotes Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI) cooperation opportunities to support the creation of networks and the participation in joint projects;
  • monitors and analyses innovation and research cooperation expressed in co-publications, scientific and educational networks and in terms of joint projects;
  • analyses, promotes and monitors the participation of EU researchers in Ukrainian Science and Technology State Programmes;
  • secures the outreach of the project to interested parties who are not consortium members and
  • increases awareness about the assets of RTDI cooperation with Ukraine.

The consortium is supported by the key stakeholders from the target country: the responsible Ministry, the State Agency, the National Information Point and the National Academy of Sciences - who are either project partners or members of the advisory board. Most partners have already cooperated in the preceding BILAT-UKR project and present herewith an Advanced INnovative Approach within BILAT-UKR*AINA.

Project Partners 

  • Coordinator: Centre for Social Innovation, Austria (ZSI)
  • Kyiv State Center for Scientific an Economic Information (NIP)
  • Centre for S&T Potential and Science History Studies (named after G.M. Dobrov) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (STEPS)
  • National Centre for Scientific Research, France (CNRS)
  • German Aerospace Center International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (DLR)
  • Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland (PAN)
  • Research & Development Engineering and Manufacturing for Automation Equipment and Systems, Romania (IPA SA)
  • Center of Practical Informatics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (CPI NASU)
  • Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development (RCISD)


Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Vienna

Mag. Dr. Klaus Schuch
Strategic Research Management
Phone: +43 1 495 04 42-32
Fax:    +43 1 495 04 42-40

Ing. Gabriela Cikikyan, MA
Research Associate
Phone: +43 1 495 04 42-36
Fax:    +43 1 495 04 42-40



  • BILAT-UKR*AINA Project Flyer

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     (URL: https://increast.eu/_media/Flyer_BILAT-UKRAINA_2012.pdf)