203 grant agreements to the tune of EUR 38,358,000 were signed by participants of the Horizon 2020 Program in Ukraine. The projects are implemented by 153 Ukrainian subjects of scientific, scientific-technical and innovative activity, starting from 2014 until now.
"Horizon 2020 Program is winding at the end of this year, and its successful implementation has given our scientists a chance to unleash their scientific potential in Ukraine. We are interested in further cooperation with the European Union and participation in the next Horizon Europe research and innovation program. This is aimed to promote the broad involvement of the Ukrainian scientific community in international projects, to form a new level of quality of the educational process in Ukraine," said acting Minister of Education and Science Serhii Shkarlet.
Through 2019-2020, Ukrainian delegates took part in 25 meetings of committees responsible for monitoring the implementation of Horizon 2020 projects. 26 Ukrainian organizations acted as project coordinators. This indicates a high level of professional competence of Ukrainian participants.
At present, higher education institutions and research institutions of Ukraine make up more than 40% of all organizations from Ukraine that are executors of Horizon 2020 projects. The first place in terms of the number of implemented projects is occupied by Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, which has been participating in the implementation of 8 projects.
The Ukrainian participants of the Horizon 2020 Program, who have attracted the most grant funds for the implementation of projects, are higher education institutions in Kharkiv: National Aerospace University named after Zhukovsky "Kharkiv Aviation Institute" (EUR 2.06 million) and NSC "Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology" (EUR 1.55 million).
Moreover, active participants in the innovative activities of the Horizon 2020 Program were 38 Ukrainian small and medium-sized businesses, which attracted EUR 11.5 million. In addition, 32 proposals from Ukrainian companies were recognized by European partners as promising for implementation and were nominated for the "Seal of Excellence".