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Webinar 11.04.2023

Business and academic resilience to support the Ukrainian crisis response in the Baltics

How can the business sector promote resilience in response to the Ukrainian crisis in the Baltic region?
Are there examples of cooperation between business and academic worlds for this common purpose?
What are the pitfalls and opportunities in business-academia cooperation to tackle the humanitarian crisis of the Ukrainian war in the Baltics?

An interactive session to share examples and reflections among experts and participants. The event is addressed to stakeholders from business, academia, civil society and policy making, from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Europe more broadly

The panel is composed by
Mārcis Miķelsons-Germs (Latvia, Stopify)
Oleksandr Pavlenko (Lithuania – Ukraine, Choizy)
Ganna Tron (Lithuania, Unibbudy Platform Coordinator at Vytautas Magnus University)
Mantas Našlėnas (Lithuania, Fidum)
Kadri Tiisvelt (Estonia, Garage48)

Date: 11/04/2023, 9h30-11 CET 

Duration: 1h30

What is the webinar about?

The panel is composed of the following speakers:

  • Mārcis Miķelsons-Germs (Latvia), Head of UX Design at Cube, will discuss Stopify‘s role in supporting academic resilience for the Ukrainian crisis response in the Baltics.
  • Oleksandr Pavlenko (Lithuania – Ukraine), CEO & Co-Founder at Choizy, , will talk about his experience of collaboration through the prism of his startup and the project partnership with educational institutions.
  • Ganna Tron (Lithuania), Unibbudy Platform Coordinator at Vytautas Magnus University, will talk about supporting Ukrainian refugees in the Baltics through academic resilience and the role of businesses.
  • Mantas Našlėnas (Lithuania), CEO “Fidum”, will discuss the energy infrastructure reconstruction project in cooperation with Kaunas University of Technology to support Ukraine.
  • Kadri Tiisvelt (Estonia), COO of Garage48, will present the support provided by their startup accelerator to assist Ukrainian refugees during the crisis.

Moderator: Katerina Zourou, Ph.D., Head of Web2Learn
Convenor: Kateryna Boichenko, Ph.D., Researcher

Who is it for?

Are you interested in exploring the role of businesses in supporting academic resilience during times of crisis, particularly in the context of the Ukrainian crisis in the Baltics? Whether you’re an academic, a business professional, a policy maker, or simply someone who is curious about this topic, this workshop is for you. You don’t need to be an expert in any particular field to attend – all are welcome to join and contribute to the discussion.