Innovations & Human Capital

for water, energy, agrifood infrastructure
of the 
South of Ukraine

MYKOLAIV

Development and resilience of critical infrastructure

Since April 2022 half a million population of Mykolaiv is cut from reliable water supply after Russian army has deliberately destroyed the water main of 70 km length delivering fresh water from Dnipro river to the city. Additionally, in June 2023 due to the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam, the water intake facility on Dnipro river was flooded.

We are turning these challenges into chances!

Mykolaiv Water Hub brings together the strengths and expertise of municipalities, water utilities, companies, startups and universities to grow the South of Ukraine into a leading region for water-related industries, research and education.

We are working to make Mykolaiv the flagship city for transition of the southern region of Ukraine to the most innovative solutions and become a blueprint for innovation driven reconstruction and human capital development.
About Mykolaiv
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Our topics

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WATER

We promote the development and implementation of innovative solutions for water industry to address the rising water scarcity and security challenges:

  • desalination
  • water purification
  • nanotech
  • smart water management etc
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ENERGY

We believe that energy sa-ving technologies and clean energy from reusable or low carbon emission sources is key to unlock the sustainable water infrastructure:

  • solar desalination
  • small-scale hydropower
  • biogas from wastewater treatment
  • anaerobic digestion etc
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AGRICULTURE

Home to one of the world’s most productive agricultural industries, Ukraine and its Southern region have a high impact on water and energy consumption. Innovations that make the sector sustainable:

  • precision agriculture
  • cellular agriculture
  • vertical farming
  • smart irrigation etc
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DIGITALIZATION

Digital technologies are transforming business models, operations, and customer experience. They help improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability while also reaching new customers and markets:

  • artificial Intelligence
  • machine learning
  • internet of things etc

Our projects

Water Innovation Lab

Water Innovation Lab is a phisical space where universities, water utilities, startups, and corporates from different countries are working together on innovative technologies for water, energy, and agrifood infrastructure.

We are creating an ecosystem that is boosting R&D, innovation commercialization and integration of best available solutions in the South of Ukraine.

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University program on innovation development and management

At our course, we provide researchers with the tools to create value through new technologies and leaders to bring water utilities to the next level. Ukrainian water infrastructure needs innovative solutions and people who are capable of developing and implementing them.

This project is designed to foster skills that are required to achieve breakthrough productivity at this transition stage of Ukrainian water infrastructure.

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Capacity building measures for water utilities

Since 2018 Mykolaiv Water Hub has been providing capacity building measures for the personnel of water utilities. personnel of water utilities.

We cooperate with 20+ water utilities in Ukraine and with our German partners aim to ensure effective management of water infrastructure and to make our contribution to the development of the human potential of water utilities sector.

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Scholarship program for schoolgirls in STEM

The scholarship program “Girls in STEM for Mykolaiv” aims to inspire, support, and empower schoolgirls in the South of Ukraine, pursuing education and careers in crucial sectors: water, energy and agrifood infrastructure.

This project is aimed to reveal and increase the scientific, industrial and human potential of young people in the Southern regions of Ukraine.

Grow the south of Ukraine
into a flagship region for water-related industries

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Hanna Montavon

CEO, Founder
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Oksana Tarapatova

Financial Manager
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Olga Trofimtseva

Agrifood Teamlead
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Roman Doroshenko

Designer
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Lily Nabochenko

Program Coordinator

Our network

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Strategic partners

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Partners

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LET’S CO-CREATE
THE FUTURE TOGETHER

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