Both Ukraine and Australia have advanced research and development sectors of their national economies that lay the basis for implementation of the joint projects in this field.
Currently, both countries enjoy the dynamic partnership in the fields as follows:
- airspace industry;
- telecommunications sector;
- medical research;
- science (based at universities and R&D centers);
- Antarctic research.
Among first joint projects in this field is putting into orbit a satellite Intelsat-19 by Ukrainian rocket Zenit-3SL in June 2012 within Sea Launch Project. Intelsat-19 is being used to provide high quality broadcasting in Australia and other countries.
Inception of the Australian Space Agency in 2018 has jump-started bilateral dialog in airspace industry. During GEO Week, 3-9 November, 2019, Ukraine’s delegation discussed with Australian Space Agency leadership the matters of practical cooperation in airspace industry both on bilateral basis and within international initiatives and projects.
There is active cooperation between Ukrainian and Australian IT companies.
Success stories of such cooperation include an entrance into Australian market of Ukrainian IT company Integracy Group Ukraine and setting up a joint Ukraine-Australia IT company Intergracy International.
Positive experience of cooperation in the hi-tech industry between the two countries has also been achieved during the implementation of the agreement between the L’viv Polytechnic National University and Australian company Fielden Management Services. The agreement provides for the development of technologies to design information systems of consistency with GPS, RFID and voice-recognition technologies as well as Human Computer Interaction.
Currently, the work is underway between state agencies of Ukraine and Australia on intensification of the Antarctic aspect of the bilateral cooperation, namely, pursuing joint Antarctic research and efficient management of the Antarctic stations.
It should be noted that eight Australian universities house Ukrainian scientists participating in international research and development projects, including physics of metals, optical physics, geology, chemistry, and healthcare.