STCU - Science and Technology Center in Ukraine

The Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the prevention of the proliferation of expertise related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD). STCU is an intergovernmental organization with the status of a diplomatic mission, established in 1993. The STCU was created and is governed by the Agreement to Establish a Science and Technology Center in Ukraine originally signed by Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States of America. Subsequently, Sweden was replaced by the European Union. 

Purpose, objectives, key priorities

Its mission is to implement the nonproliferation policies of the STCU Parties in an efficient, professional manner by:

  • Facilitating research opportunities for former weapons-of-mass-destruction scientists that permanently redirects their talents to peaceful aims,
  • Assisting the protection and exploitation of research results attained to benefit the scientists creating them and the economies and societies of the Parties governing the Center,
  • Supporting the integration of the scientists into credible international, national and regional research efforts in the global scientific and business communities. 

Related sub-programmes

Research Partner Programme; Technologies and Institutes; Technology Transfer; Procurement Opportunities; Research Grants; Commercialisation and Patent Support; Training  

Funding schemes and instruments 

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