Lviv Polytechnic plans to create Carpathian Innovation and Space Cluster

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The establishment of the Carpathian Innovation and Space Cluster was discussed at a working meeting with the participation of a number of scientists from Lviv Polytechnic. After a fruitful discussion Ivan Demydov, Vice-Rector for Scientific Research, Liubov Yankiv-Vitkovska, Project Coordinator, Associate Professor at the Department of Higher Geodesy and Astronomy, Chairman of the Lviv Astronomical Society, Nazarii Podolchak, Director of Tech StartUp School and SID City Polytechnic Science Park, Ihor Brukhno Deputy Head on information-analytical and research work, the National Space Facilities Control and Test Center (NSFCTC), Colonel Viktor Ozhinskyi, Head of the Center for Space Research and Communications (NSFCTC, Zolochiv), Colonel Serhii Yanchevskyi, Head of the Information and Analytical Center, NSFCTC, Andrii Pavliv, Head of Lviv Investment and Projects office, the Department of Economic Development, Lviv City Council, Stepan Kuibida, Director of the Economic Policy Department, Lviv Regional State Administration and Sofiia Kainska, Acting Director of the Lviv Conference Bureau, agreed on the next steps to create such a cluster in the western region.

– The management of the National Space Facilities Control and Test Center confirmed its proposals, adopted in the Resolution during the scientific and technical seminar (December 2019) held at Lviv Polytechnic, that it is on the basis of our University to create such a cluster. This idea was supported by representatives of city and regional authorities. At the last meeting, we agreed to hold a round table on signing an agreement on the establishment of the Cluster in late February – early March this year, – said Liubov Yankiv-Vitkovska.

Also during the meeting, a working group was set up to prepare working documents for the signing of the Agreement between the Cluster members: Colonel Viktor Ozhinskyi, NSFCTC, and Liubov Yankiv-Vitkovska, Lviv Polytechnic.

At the suggestion of the Lviv Polytechnic Rector, expressed in a letter to the NSFCTC management, the coordinator of the work on the creation of the Cluster and the head at the initial stage will be Liubov Yankiv-Vitkovska.

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