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Target area: Linking Higher Education & Society
Sub-target area: Structural Instruments for Research and Development
Target countries: Ukraine
Target groups: Higher Education Institutions
Duration: 15/01/201014/01/2013

University of Alicante

Chalmers University of Technology

University of Bologna


KhAI - National Aerospace University

Donbass State Engineering (Machine Building) Academy

National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine

I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University  

Crimean University for the Humanities  

Lviv Polytechnic National University


Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

State Institute of Innovation Technologies and Content of Education

Chamber of Commerce of Kiev

Budget line: Tempus IV


Project Description

The UNI4INNO project aims to increase the relevance and capacities of Ukrainian partner universities in contributing to knowledge based economic development, and to mobilize their potential as key partners in the Ukrainian innovation system, by stimulating structural reforms via the implementation of sustainable innovation support structures and services.



The role of Higher Education Institutions in providing excellence in research and teaching, and enhancing knowledge generation and transfer is a central subject of the Bologna and Lisbon Processes. Most European Universities have taken-up the challenge of creating the necessary conditions and structures for successfully promoting research, knowledge transfer, and university-enterprise links. EU experiences can be very useful for Ukrainian Universities, which have strong research potential and are called by policy makers to implement similar structural changes.

The strategic outputs of the UNI4INNO project include the implementation of structural and organizational reforms in Ukrainian Universities, enhancement of managerial and administrative capacities, and promotion of an innovation culture of University staff and students, relevant authorities and the private sector, through generation of immediate results and “success stories” with a visible impact and dissemination potential.

In the longer term the project aims at enhancing the universities capacities to:

  • identify valuable research results and manage them effectively for the benefit of society,
  • attract additional funds for education and research,
  • increase the financial autonomy of the partner universities through stimulating participation in international projects and cooperative research and technology transfer.


The UNI4INNO project is structured around three phases:

  1. Learning and reforming: mainly in the 1st project year.
  2. Capacity building and training: in the project 2nd year.
  3. Implementing, mobilising researchers/students and networking: in the 2nd and 3rd project years.


Important Documents & Links

Project website

Contact persons

Juriga Clemens - Graz Office

Kovačević Almir - Graz Office