Creative Spark Forum: Renovate Ukraine

25.11.2022 | 10:15

On November 15-17, 2022, the Creative Spark: Renovate Ukraine forum took place in Lviv in offline and online formats – a forum for creative education, startups and student entrepreneurship. Among the participants are more than 50 speakers from the field of startups and entrepreneurship, representatives of the government, innovation platforms, trainers and teachers of international and Ukrainian universities. Hanna KOMARNYTSKA, Head of the department of public administration and business management of the faculty of finance and business management, joined the event.

The organizers of the event are Tech StartUp School, Lviv Polytechnic University and Kingston University (London) with the support of the British Council.

More than half a hundred speakers from the field of startups, entrepreneurship, representatives of innovative platforms, trainers and teachers of international and Ukrainian universities gathered to discuss the development of entrepreneurship and creative industries and education. In particular, about how the state government and local self-government support and stimulate initiatives in these areas.

Also, within the framework of the Forum, the results of the Creative Spark program, which is implemented in Ukraine, were summed up. Creative Spark is a five-year initiative of the British Council aimed at supporting international university and institutional partnerships for the development of entrepreneurial skills and the creative economy in seven countries (Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan).

On the first day of the forum, the participants discussed informal, dual, creative and business education in higher education institutions.

Maksym Kozytskyi, the Head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, welcomed the participants of the Forum within the discussion panel “Business and/against the government”.

“Business and government are two things that should work together in the state. Our task as authorities is to create conditions for doing business: transparency, less bureaucracy, lack of corruption, etc., so that business feels comfortable in the region. And we are working on it,” said the head of the region.

The central theme of the second day was entrepreneurship. They discussed the world of startups, volunteering, “a student today is a CEO tomorrow.” Participants worked in 4 panel discussions: “Business without borders”, “StartUp. Changing the world”, “From CEO to volunteer”, “Design thinking and innovation”.

The event took place in a friendly atmosphere, despite the security situation in the city these days! Thanks to the organizers for the invitation! Thank you Armed Forces of Ukraine for the opportunity to develop and improve! Everything will be Ukraine!