The National strategy Industry 4.0 appeared in Ukraine in Dec 2018. The development was done in the Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine (APPAU), it is the founder of National movement Industry 4.0. Being non-profit NGO, APPAU had to validate the portfolio of the strategy with its members and it has been done in Jan 2019. The General meeting decided to support 5 projects from proposed 16. The year 2019 has showed that this decision was right, as we had no support from local government and just waiting for that would mean to lost a year.
The national strategy Industry 4.0 has been developed on December 2018 by APPAU’s expert with support of OBSE. The strategy includes 13 projects and set of tasks of policy synchronization with the Government. This synchronization and harmonization is primary and urgent challenge of industrial hi-tech stakeholders as today no strategy (industrial manufacturing, innovation, export, cluster) is valid and acts in Ukraine.
Ukraine is well known in Europe for qualified, affordable and available IT staff. With about 100000 IT-developers today ranks as no.1 IT destination in Eastern Europe. At the same time almost nobody knows about industrial high-tech solutions “Made in Ukraine”.There is huge potential from various sectors of IT and innovators across Ukraine.
The project of National strategy 4.0 (here in Ukr) has been created by APPAU experts on Dec-2018. Since that time, it is largely communicated to State bodies to find synchronization points and to establish common plans. The total cost of projects is estimated in 25 million Hryvna. Till May-2019 no project is accepted or validated by Government, as well as the Strategy itself.