PPV Knowledge Networks is an economic development agency developing businesses and business eco-systems. The agency was established in 2008. We are based in Lviv (Western Ukraine). PPV Knowledge Networks is a Business Support Centre set up within EU4Business initiative by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
We are delivering local and regional cross-sector economic development projects. We collaborate with business, local authorities and international organizations. Our services include management of cross-sectorial projects, conducting studies, strategy and business modelling consulting and investor support. Our focus areas are green economy and creative economy.
We have over 60 implemented projects in our portfolio. Selected projects within creative economy portfolio:
- Pre-incubation services and direct investment into lislis toys lab (http://www.lislis.toys/en), – wooden design toys brand.
- Pre-incubation services and direct investment into grid/ (http://www.grid-idea.com/), – frame furniture brand.
- Delivering Creative Enterprise Ukraine (http://www.ppv.net.ua/en/works_categories/projects/works/creative-enterprise-ukraine) workshops for cultural and creative entrepreneurs in various cities in Ukraine (commissioned by British Council Ukraine).
- Industrial design in Ukraine study (http://www.ppv.net.ua/uploads/work_attachments/Ukrainian_Industrial_Design_Market_Study_PPV_2017.pdf, Ukrainian only) (delivered in 2017, commissioned by the EBRD).
- Creative Economy Days: Design for Competitiveness (http://creative-economy-days.com/en/), – with over 100 participants focusing on industrial design ecosystem (2017, commissioned by the EBRD)
- Study on financial needs of creative economy enterprises in Ukraine (http://www.ppv.net.ua/uploads/work_attachments/Financial_Needs_of_Creative_Economy_Enterprises_in_Ukraine_PPV_KN.pdf, Ukrainian only, 2017).
- Functional review of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, commissioned by the EU-funded EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme (2017).
Website – http://www.ppv.net.ua/en