National Research Foundation of Ukraine

The National Research Foundation of Ukraine is a state budgetary institution that provides grants for scientific research, collaboration and training.

Ukraine Economic Engine State Finance Institution for Innovation (SFII)

SFII is a new Government agency created and designed to facilitate foreign direct investment and strategic partnerships for the benefit of Ukraine & its partners around the world.

Its mission is to provide financial instruments, full cycle administrative support, co-investment, asset management, full spectrum of project management and service to all its stakeholders

Startups can apply for preseed and seed funding.


Ukrainian Startup Fund

USF was launched by the Ukrainian Government to promote the creation and development of technology startups in the early stages of development in order to increase their global competitiveness. They provide grants of $25,000 and $50,000.


Technology Innovation and Support Center (TISC)

The Technology and Innovation Support Center was launched on the basis of the National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) in November 2018. One of the priority tasks of the NIPO is to coordinate and build a network of such centers within Ukraine. TISC is a joint project implemented on the basis of cooperation between the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Any interested organization may act as the initiator of the creation of such a local center.

TISCs work with startups, inventors, innovative companies, product based companies, export engaged companies, and provide the following services:

  • Patent search (novelty, validity, state of art, freedom to operate)
  • Patent analytics
  • Patent landscape
  • Consulting on national and international patent procedures
  • Consulting on patent and trademark application filling
  • Business model development
  • Commercialization of IP objects
  • From idea creation to commercialization

Centers have been opened at the following universities: Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ternopil National Economic University, Vinnytsia National Agrarian University, National Aviation University, Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property, Kyiv National Economic University, Chernihiv National University of Technology, Dnipro National University of Railway TransportKharkiv Polytechnic Institute, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics