For over 25 years of Ukrainian-Israeli diplomatic relations, Ukraine has developed relations with Israel in the high-tech and IT areas. Many Ukrainian developers have collaborated with Israeli projects, while Israelis have sold their goods and services in Ukraine. However, all this was done mostly in a whack-a-mole manner and through personal contacts — there was no unified channel for cooperation between the countries.
Just then, it became clear that there was a great need to create a common platform for interaction, exchange of experiences, networking, and partnerships. In 2018, we launched our first Summit.
The initiative belonged to the founder and CEO of the international Global Israeli Initiative platform, Alona Novohorodska. She used her previous experience in holding large-scale conferences to promote Ukraine around the world, including in the United States (UTGem, Startup Addventure) and Kazakhstan (TechConnect), to create a new Ukrainian-Israeli platform, and became its leader and executive producer.

At the stage of the first agreements with speakers and partners, the initiative was joined and actively supported by Dmytro Yeromin — the UNIT.City leading partner at that time. As a result, the Summit got a co-founder and co-producer, while the largest innovation park in Eastern Europe became one of the main partners.

The idea of the Summit as a business and technological bridge between Ukraine and Israel was supported by representatives of both business and government. In 4 years, the project has become the main official platform for negotiations, reports, new partnerships between the two countries.

The UIIS was launched in 2018 as a purely technological event. In 2019, it grew into a large-scale Week of Israeli Innovation in Ukraine, and today it goes beyond the hi-tech area thanks to new thematic blocks, including economic, political and educational ones.
CEO and Founder of Global Israeli Initiative
Co-Founder Ukrainian Israeli Innovation Summit, Co-Founder Cybersecurity School
Dmitry Eryomin

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