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The Interdisciplinary Center of Expertise for Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship of BNAU is a platform for discussing challenges and overcoming them in fish farming

On May 17, 2024, the Interdisciplinary Center of Expertise for Agrarian Innovation and Entrepreneurship of BNAU became a platform for a scientific seminar, which brought together scientists, representatives of government agencies, educators, and representatives of fish production farms to discuss current challenges in the functioning of fisheries water bodies of Ukraine and to present scientific products for the industry by university scientists.

Viktor Ivanko, Head of the Department of the State Agency for the Development of Land Reclamation, Fisheries and Food Programs in Cherkasy Region, analyzed the current state and prospects of the Ukrainian fisheries industry, emphasizing a number of problems (mechanisms of access to aquatic bioresources, low investment attractiveness of the industry and competitiveness of domestic products, high level of fishing, etc.) At the same time, the speaker emphasized specific and effective ways to overcome difficulties in the fisheries sector, familiarized the audience with the main work plans of the State Agency for 2024 and the areas of research in which the industry is interested.

Leonid Geiko, Director of Skvyraplemrybhosp LLC, spoke at the seminar and discussed the peculiarities of “complex” lease of water fund land under martial law. The speaker emphasized the inconsistency of certain instruments for regulating the fisheries market in Ukraine and called on scientists to conduct a scientific review of economic regulators of the fisheries market together with business.

Natalia Prysiazhniuk, Ph. D., Associate Professor of the Department of Ichthyology and Zoology of BNAU, presented the results of long-term studies on the effect of probiotics and biogenic nanoselenium obtained by microbial synthesis on the morphometric and biochemical parameters of Nyvkivsky scaly carp, which were conducted within the framework of the international scientific project Erasmus +, KA2 “Enhancing capacity of universities to initiate and to participate in cluster development on innovation and sustainability principles” (UNICLAD). The research of BNAU specialists in aquatic bioresources and aquaculture is aimed at increasing the weight of carp yearlings in industrial conditions, obtaining fish of greater marketable weight, and increasing the survival rate of fish stock.

Vitalii Hryshko, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Animal Hygiene and Fundamentals of Sanitation at BNAU, reported on the biotechnology of cultivation and prospects for the use of Chlorella vulgaris microalgae in fish farming.

At the end of the event, Iryna Lastovska, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor, Dean of the Biological and Technological Faculty of BNAU, spoke about the achievements of the university's scientists and presented their scientific and technical products in the field of fish farming.

Olha Varchenko, Vice-Rector for Scientific and Innovative Activities of BNAU, Doctor of Economics, Professor, summarized the results of the Science Day, wishing the scientists achievements in the development of priority scientific areas, creation of new technologies, and successful integration of science and production.

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Anar Hajiyev from AzTU presents Cluster model in industrial management at the Republican Scientific and Technical Conference

As part of the ERASMUS+ UniClaD project, Anar Hajiyev from AzTU presented the cluster concept at a scientific conference. 
The IX Republican Scientific and Technical Conference of Students and Young Researchers on "Advanced Technologies and Innovations" was held in Baku at the Azerbaijan Technical University on 1-2 May.
Anar Hajiyev from AzTU gave a presentation on "Cluster model in industrial management. Steps in the formation of clusters in Azerbaijan'.

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Students from Azerbaijan Technical University (Baku) take part in the UniClaD student mobility programme


As part of the ERASMUS+ UniClaD project, a meeting was held at the Azerbaijan Technical University (AzTU) with students who expressed a desire to participate in the student mobility offered by the project. According to the project plan, students from AzTU will go to the project partners from Austria, namely UCAEP/BAB, for one month. At this meeting, the AzTU project team informed the students about the project, its objectives, achievements and the whole concept of clusters. The best students were selected to participate in the student mobility, who will study in Austria for one month and learn from the European experience.

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The Interdisciplinary Centre of Expertise of Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University cooperates with local authorities

The Interdisciplinary Centre of Expertise of Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University, established within the framework of the UniClaD project, took part in the final event of the project ‘Development of the Biogas Industry in Kyiv Region’ on 23 April 2024, which was held at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The event was also co-organised by the Kyiv Regional Development Agency, the Department of Economics of the Kyiv Regional State Administration and the Department of Agricultural Development of the Kyiv Regional State Administration. As part of this project, the Interdisciplinary Centre of Expertise of Agrarian Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Bila Tserkva NAU conducted an expert study on the potential for biogas production in Kyiv region.

The biogas industry is a promising area that can increase Ukraine's energy independence, so the team of Bila Tserkva NAU, which, thanks to the UniClaD project, has created this Interdisciplinary Centre of Expertise of Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is grateful for the opportunity to join this work and the opportunity to participate in information events in the field of alternative energy sources.

The speakers at the event were:

Anna Zamazeyeva, Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine;
Viktor Bilko, Deputy Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine;
Denys Motornyi, Technical Expert on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Ukraine;
Oleg Yovzhenko, Head of Sales and Biogas/Biomethane Technologist at Pro-Energy;
Olesiy Savin, Director of Sustainable Development Department, Ukrgasbank;
Olga Varchenko, Doctor of Economics and Professor at Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University.

The experts told more about the general trends of the biogas industry in the world and in Ukraine, the state of biogas in Kyiv region, and the prospects for the development of this industry in the region.

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Poltava State Agrarian University (PSAU) held a competitive selection of students to participate in the academic mobility programme as part of the UniClaD project

On March 15, 2024, Poltava State Agrarian University held a competitive selection of students to participate in the academic mobility programme within the framework of the project “Enhancing Capacity Of Universities To Initiate And To Participate In Clusters Development On Innovation And Sustainability Principles”(UniClaD).  Students of the university showed not only interest but also great potential for active participation in international educational programmes.

Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Research Oleh Horb, Project Administrator Ilona Yasnolob, Head of the International Relations Department Yana Radionova, International Relations Specialist Olena Smirnova, and Secretary of the International Relations Department Eduard Kotsaga assessed the potential of future mobility participants. An important component of the selection criteria was democracy, transparency and openness.

This event was aimed at the successful implementation of the UniClaD project, achieving the goals of the Internationalisation Strategy of Poltava State Agrarian University until 2025, and strengthening international educational initiatives. 

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Together to the Victory!

Since the moment the russian federation treacherously attacked Ukraine the life of million of people has changed. The country and its western partners united their forces for the struggle against russian aggressor. Many activities carried out at peace time were suspended but many of them were adapted to the needs of the war conditions.

This war has greatly impacted the EU ERASMUS + project "Increasing the capacity of universities to initiate and participate in the development of cluster development on the principles of innovation and sustainability" (UniClaD), as one third of its consortium consists of the partners from Ukraine.

But our partners are trying to work, despite the difficult conditions.

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In the framework of the project, Poltava State Agrarian University, which is a member of the consortium, obtained the mini-line for processing 120 liters of milk. It is destined to do research in the field of milk processing, to create new varieties of local cheeses and to provide practical and innovative training to students.

But since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Poltava region has become one of many centers of volunteer movement and the provision of humanitarian aid to the most affected regions and temporarily displaced persons, especially from Kharkiv and Sumy regions. Everyday humanitarian aid is sent and displaced people find temporary shelter in dormitories, schools, private homes in Poltava.

Poltava state agrarian university actively participates in these activities providing food to displaced people, including dairy products. During last weeks, the equipment purchased under the UniClaD project was used by the project team for processing more than one ton of milk, which was supplied free of charge by the farms in Poltava region. The University specialists made almost 120 kg of soft cheese and 180 liters of yogurt, which were donated to the university canteen for refugees.

It is planned to continue to produce dairy products to meet the nutritional needs of people who have left their homes and need our help.

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We are pleased to know that UniClaD project contributes to the safeguard of people and to the victory of Ukraine. We sincerely hope that after the war, the project team will come back to its usual activities, we will continue to realize our purposes and plans within the project!

Glory to Ukraine! Слава Україні!