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International Ukrainian-Japanese conference on industial and scientific cooperation
24-25 October, 2013 International Ukrainian-Japanese conference on industial and scientific cooperation took place at Odessa National Polytechnic University. The event was aimed to study new possibilities and legisvative grounds for the foreign investments into innovation projects of our national economy, and to present the scientific and research potential of Ukrainian HEIs.

Within the scope of the Conference there were discussed the problems of intellectual property, technologies transfer, private and state national and foreign investments into science at universities, prospects and ways of innovations industrial promotion, etc.

Ukrainian party was headed by Evgen Sulima, First Vice-Minister of MOSU and presented by such leading experts in the state, law, industrial, research and technological spheres as M.V. Kovin, Chair of National Council for Intellectual Property of Ukraine, V.A.Ivchenko, Vice-Chair of National Agency for Science, Innovvations, and Informatization, D.B.Voloshenkov, Vice-Chair of Odessa Regional State Administration, and others.

On the part of Japan there were presented Mr. Kanji Fujiki, Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Mr. Toichi Sakata, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine, Mr. Michiharu Nakamura, President of Japan Science and Technology Agency, and others.

In the first day of the Conference 68 Ukrainian HEIs demostrated their investigation outcomes, industrial models, and research projects. Scientific and research potential of KrNU was presented by Mykhaylo Zagirnyak, Rector of KrNU, Viktor Lyashenko, Head of Department of Informatics and Advanced Mathematics, and Oleg Trotsko, Head of Scientific and Research Department.

The next day plenary sessions were running. The presentations reported were all of business and practical character and were dedicated to the real elaborations ready for industrial implementation. Now and then scientists expressed their concern, while the introduction of technologies and products, as for protection of commercial interests of their own and the universities they were affiliated with, on one hand, and the urgency of the effective government support, on the other hand. Prospects for further collaboration in the area of hi-technology educational science and industry between Ukraine and Japan, as well as preliminary summary of the Conference, were in the focus of attention during the press-conference that was held by the first persons of both Ukrainian and Japanese delegations.

Science and Research Department