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About BioUkraine

Through its Biotechnology Initiative, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation aims to advance the state of biotech in Ukraine by fostering educational, research and business development in the sector and raising international awareness about biotech opportunities in Ukraine. The Foundation provides support to Ukrainian students, researchers and entrepreneurs who wish to engage with the international biotech community through educational exchanges, attendance at conferences and participation in trade shows.


November 15, 2018

Kyiv Post: Ukraine’s taxpayers to finance state startup fund with $1.8 million budget

A robot (in fact, an exhibition participant dressed as one) entertains iForum guests in Kyiv on May 25, 2017. Every...
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November 15, 2018

USUF Honors Ukrainian Emerging Leaders in Biotechnology

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) held an awards ceremony in Kyiv honoring more than 20 emerging leaders in the field of...
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November 14, 2018

Biotech & Pharma Cluster Lviv – union for development: University signed a memorandum on the creation of a biotechnology cluster

Source: Lviv Polytechnic University For over a year Lviv scientists and entrepreneurs collaborated to create Biotech & Pharma Cluster Lviv....
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September 14, 2018

Can Bioinformatics be a Gateway for a Biotech Surge in Ukraine?

As part of its Biotechnology Initiative, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) will be supporting the single-cell RNABIO & organoids conference and workshops to be held at Unit.City innovation...
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August 7, 2018

Lviv is Launching a Biotech Cluster

The City of Lviv has begun the process of creating a Biotechnology Cluster to foster collaboration between researchers, universities, business...
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July 9, 2018

Kyiv Post: Ukrainian Science Falling into Crisis

Young scientists from the National Academy of Sciences rally near the Cabinet of Ministers on Dec. 8, 2015, in Kyiv...
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July 7, 2018

New Initiatives at the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF), a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental organization established in 1991 to support democracy, a free market and human rights...
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June 17, 2018

USUF Biotech Initiative at Boston BIO Convention

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s Biotech Initiative Booth #528 at the June 4-7, 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston showcased Ukraine’s emerging biotech leaders,...
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World Bank
November 1, 2017

Ukraine – Intellectual property and technology transfer regulatory review (English)

The review presents an in-depth analysis of Ukraine's intellectual property system regarding its support to technology transfer and commercialization of...
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World Bank
November 1, 2017

Ukraine – Fiscal incentives for science, technology and innovation activities : good practice review report (English)

This report reviews different international good practices in introducing and implementing fiscal incentives for supporting science, technology, and innovation (STI)...
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October 21, 2019

Meet the Ukrainian Scientists Developing Biotechnologies to Detoxify Environments

Department of Extremophilic Microorganism Biology, Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology A visit to Dr. Oleksandr Tashyrev’s office at the Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the National Academy of Sciences in Kyiv is like a trip around the world. The walls are covered with photographs, flags, and other mementos (including a shrunken head!) from his many trips to Asia, South America and even Antarctica. His laboratory seems straight out of a Jules Verne novel. Yet the work Dr. Tashyrev and his associates are performing there with largely antiquated and restored equipment has broad applications for a topic on...
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