Bringing manufacturing together

Manufacturing Day Ukraine is a unique opportunity to meet representatives from industry, SMEs, start-ups, research, academia and politics as well as colleagues from EIT Manufacturing.

“Connecting the dots between Ukraine and Europe” is the motto of the 30 November at Industrial Park Solomonovo, in the Uzhgorod region in Ukraine. Participants will be able to get to know the Ukrainian manufacturing ecosystem and be able to network and explore collaboration opportunities across innovation, education and business development.

EIT Manufacturing will present what the organisation has to offer to this vibrant ecosystem and also announce the BoostUp! UKRAINE start-up competition at the event.

Olga Trofymova as the EIT Manufacturing Manager Ukraine is pivotal to the organisation’s activities concerning Ukraine – she will lead through the agenda as the anchor of the event.

Manufacturing Day Ukraine is coorganised by the Ukrainian Automotive and Mobility Cluster and Ukrainian Cluster Alliance.


09.30 Production tour at Eurocar car assembling plant (SKODA passenger cars)

11.00 Welcome coffee and registration

11.30 Opening session


  • Caroline VIAROUGE, CEO, EIT Manufacturing
  • Olga Trofymova, Manager Ukraine, EIT Manufacturing Central
  • Martin Kern, Director of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)


  • Jakub BORATYNSKI , Director Networks & Governance, DG Grow, European Commission
  • Rostyslav SHURMA, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine
  • Taras KACHKA, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine
  • Viktor MYKYTA, Head of Zakarpattya oblast
  • Angela MANS, Head of Foreign Trade and International Relations, VDA
  • Reiner PERAU, Head of German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry AHK
  • Oleg BOYARYN, Director of the Board, Eurocar
  • Ihor MARKEVYCH, Innovations & Tech Lead, Advantage Ukraine

12.15 Roundtable on INNOVATION

Invited speakers

  • Christian BÖLLING, Director, EIT Manufacturing Central
  • Klaus Beetz, Innovator, Board Member, Visionary
  • Maksym KOLISNYK, Lead Officer of Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine, National Research Foundation of Ukraine
  • Olena FESENKO, Head of International Cooperation, Technology Transfer, Support Innovation Department, General Manager of EEN-Ukraine Consortium
  • Oleksii SOLNTSEV, CEO, Smart Zavod
  • Igor BOYARYN, CEO, Nexcore

13.00 Lunch and matchmaking

14.15 Roundtable on EDUCATION  

15:00 Roundtable on BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Closing remarks and announcement of BoostUp Ukraine!

  • Christian BÖLLING, Director, EIT Manufacturing Central

16:00 Networking and matchmaking

18:00 End of the event