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How to be resilient: education, innovations and EdTech progress in the midst of war

25 Jan 2024
Ahead - Auditorium
Sustainability , Innovation , Higher Education
Fostering innovative entrepreneurship within university settings is not easy in normal circumstances, and this session will look at how such an environment operated in Ukraine, both before the large-scale invasion and during war. With the YEP Accelerator - Ecosystem of Innovative Entrepreneurship as an example, the panel will look at how the Ukrainian ecosystem encourages students to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, providing resources, mentorship, and support for successful spin-offs and startups. Panellists will talk about the pivotal role played by the Ukrainian Startup Fund, highlighting its impact on fostering innovation and driving growth within the educational sphere. Finally, the panel will discuss how to build leadership and empower talented youth by the example of enhancing UK-Ukraine academic ties and how the Ukrainian diaspora might impact educational collaborations.
Moderator
Dr Yevhen Kudriavets, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine - Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Speakers
Andrii Zaikin, CEO - YEP Accelerator
Uliana Avtonomova, Advisor - Fund of the President of Ukraine for Education, Science, and Sports
Yana Paladiieva, Head of Projects and Programs - Ukrainian Startup Fund
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