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Kyiv IT Cluster At The Meeting Of European And Canadian Clusters

An important day for Kyiv IT Cluster! We were among 25 clusters our of more than 1000 European clusters, which came to Toronto for the first time in order to establish cooperation with Canadian clusters. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada, Navdeep Bains, and Elzbieta Bienkowska – the European Commissioner on Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME's, signed an agreement, which provides for a more active cooperation between the 5 Canadian superclusters and their European colleagues, with the goal of establishment of long-term strategic business partnerships between them.

Earlier, we already wrote about the meeting with Canadian superclusters, which took place within EU Cluster Weeks on April, 1-2, 2019. The aim of the event was to highlight the importance of the role that clusters play in internalization of SMEs, with a particular focus on cooperation between European and Canadian clusters and superclusters. The meeting was attended by the Senior Executives of all the 5 Canadian superclusters: Advanced Manufacturing SuperclusterArtificial Intellingence Supply Chain Supercluster (SCALE AI)Digital Technology SuperclusterOcean Supercluster and Protein Industries Supercluster.

The success of the Innovation Superclusters Initiative has made Canada a priority country for cooperation in the eyes of the European community. And this new agreement, aimed at establishment of transatlantic cluster cooperation, is a proof of that. The first steps have been made, and more work lies ahead! We will be happy to welcome more member companies, focused on АІ, ІоТ, Agri Tech and Smart City, into our Cluster.

We also had a chance to visit MaRS – the largest tech hub of North America. MaRS supports over 1200 Canadian science and tech companies that are tackling some of society's greatest challenges, providing them with tailored resources at every stage of their growth, from startup to scaleup. The hub is focused on four sectors – cleantech, health, fintech та enterprise software, where the potential is the greatest to build high-impact companies that strengthen the economy.
We thank Igor Arkhypenko, our COO, who visited Toronto to keep us up to date with the current trends in international cluster cooperation!