Two of three GUMLog partners – Bremen and Uman – are aiming to launch a new DAAD project under the framework of the DAAD program “University-Business-Partnerships between higher education institutions and business partners in Germany and developing countries”.

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From left to right: Ass. Prof. Dr. Irina Dovbischuk, University of Bremen, Ms. Yuliia Chernetska, National Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ms. Ganna Iermolaieva, Nestlé Ukraine LLC, Prof. Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis, University of Bremen, Dr. Oleksandr Dyma, Kyiv National Economics University.

Teams from both universities prepared a project proposal on TeachSmart, teaching and research on energy-efficient smart logistics close to business together with seven business partners in Uman, Kyiv, Bremen and seven so-called multiplier institutions. Universities Uman and Bremen welcomed a new partner into the consortia, the National Kyiv Polytechnic University. At the beginning of June a range of meetings with local companies took place in Kyiv and Uman to involve both big and medium sized business companies into the TeachSmart project consortia. Among others Nestlé Ukraine became to an important partner of the TeachSmart project idea. The evaluation results will be announced in late autumn 2016. All are keeping  their fingers crossed.