<<January 30, 2000>>

Dr. Ihor Bogdan Katerniak <ik@litech.net>

Siri Oswald <information@crdf.org>

Vladimir Kozharnovich <vkozharnovich@unido.org>

Dr. Louis Padulo <padulo@libertynet.org>

Dr. David A. Johnson <daj@utk.edu>

Victor Kotelnikov <vkotelnikov@unov.un.or.at>

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>

Emilio Vento <evento@unido.org>

Dr. Paul Lefrere <p.lefrere@open.ac.uk>

Petko KANTCHEV <petko.kantchev@itu.int>

P. Tapio Varis <tapio.varis@uta.fi>

Dear Ihor:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2) I am taking the liberty of distributing a copy of your grant application
to CRDF (ATTACHMENT II) to our listserve members.

(3) Upon your request, I mailed out my support letter (ATTACHMENT III) to
CRDF yesterday.

Dear Vladimir Kozharnovich:

(4) Once again, many thanks for your hospitality given to me at my visit to
your office on 1/17th and 18th.

At that time, you indicated your interest in Ihor's activities which may
be in line with yours, as you see in his project proposal. His
Technology Promotion Center (TPC) was created in April 1996 in the
partnership of the University City Science Center (UCSC) (Philadelphia,
USA) and his institute.

The world renowned Buckminster Fuller was once a resident
scientist of the UCSC who created geo-dome, global electric
network grid, world map, etc., etc. He was the futurist in
architect and city/community planning.

I was once very flattered by David Johnson who said to me
Tak Utsumi is the Bucky of the Information/Knowledge Age"!!

The UCSC was once the home base of our GLOSAS/USA. It was the
oldest and largest organization specialized in the technology
transfer as having established TPCs in several countries, e.g.,
Japan, Brazil, Ukraine, France, etc., etc., -- until Louis Padulo
retired its presidency to become the Vice Chairman of our

Dear Victor Kotelnikov:

(5) You may be interested in Ihor's activities in Ukraine (your country).

Dear Joe Pelton:

Your friend, Victor, asked me to convey his best personal regards to you.

Dear Emilio Vento:

(6) Your planned workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia may be similar to Ihor's workshop.

As mentioned to you in my previous msg, I hope your and his workshops
would be held about a month apart each other so that our colleague and I
can attend them both.

Dear Paul:

(7) Many thanks for your agreeing to work on the grant application to IREX
with Ihor's group (ATTACHMENT IV).

(8) I am also very happy to hear of your willingness to raise discretionary
funding on a country-by-country basis from British Council.

Dear Petko KANTCHEV:

(9) It was my great pleasure to have met with you on 1/14th in your office.

I was very glad to hear of your possibility of bringing some
participants to the mini-workshop (ATTACHMENT III and IV) at Paul's Open
University from the Academy of Science in Sofia, Bulgaria (your

Pls contact Paul -- they may be able to get some travel funds from the
British Council office in Sofia.

Dear Tapio:

Your friend, Petko, asked me to convey his best personal regard to you --

I showed your (and our) photo in "August 9" in left column of Roger
Boston's web in <www.uta.fi/EGEDL/>.

Best, Tak

Subject: Proposal to hold a scientific workshop in Lviv
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 20:05:03 +0200
From: Ihor Katernyak <ik@litech.net>
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>,
"Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>

Dear Tak:
Can I ask you send (ASAP) a letter of support the attached proposal to
CRDF information@crdf.org and "Oswald, Siri" <soswald@crdf.org>, Project
manager on our September workshop is ÁDistance learning system in the field
of innovation management and technology transfer?.
Thanks for cooperation,

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)
1800 North Kent Street, Suite 1106
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Telephone: 703-526-9720
Fax: 703-526-9721
E-mail: information@crdf.org

January 13, 2000

To whom it may concern:

According to the program announcement for the Independent States of the
Former Soviet Union from U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation
(CRDF) for Joint Scientific Workshops sponsored by the U.S. National Science
Foundation (NSF) we are pleased to submit the proposal to hold a scientific
workshop in Lviv.

The theme of the proposed workshop is distance learning system in the
field of innovation management and technology transfer.

Our proposal includes a three-page narrative about the subject area and goals
of the planned workshop, the host institution, a list of proposed U.S. and
Ukrainian attendees, and a budget summary (Look at attached MS Word file - 3 pages).

We would appreciate the information regarding the results of the competition
and hope for success in this project.

If you have any further requests please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ihor Katernyak, Ph.D
Technology Promotion Center
Lviv Institute of Management
e-mail: ik@litech.net

GRANT TITLE: U.S.- Ukrainian Initiative, Joint Scientific Workshops

Workshop theme: Distance Learning System In The Field Of Innovation Management
And Technology Transfer.

GRANT RECIPIENT: L'viv Institute of Management (LIM), Technology Promotion
Center (TPC)
Ihor Katernyak, Ph.D., Director
57, V.Chornovil Ave., L'viv, 79601, Ukraine
Tel/fax: +380 322 52.74.92, 52.44.63, e-mail: ik@litech.net, URL:

INTRODUCTION: Severe underfunding of scientific research programs and
institutions in Ukraine and other NIS and resulting non-payment of salaries,
under-employment, and unemployment of former defense scientists, engineers,
and technologists caused the emigration. During last nine years six thousands
of scientists and researchers emigrated from Ukraine. Ukrainian specialists
lack the skills necessary to transfer technology in market place. They are
often not properly prepared or understand how to work with U.S. industry in
the research and product development arena and are not able to effectively
compete in a global-oriented economy. The market for modern technology
products is growing but there are only a few Ukrainian professional consulting
groups experienced in managing technology commercialization. There is need for
a sustained Ukrainian countrywide system for distance learning and consulting
in the field of innovation management and technology transfer. To achieve a
multiplication effect in the delivery of the best quality academic and
training programs and to facilitate truly interactive cooperation between
industry, R&D institutions and business schools, Lviv Institute of Management
has committed itself to the development of distance learning systems.

BACKGROUND ON GRANTEE: The L'viv Institute of Management is the licensed high
school which was founded as an independent, non-profit educational institution
in 1990 with the objective to provide innovative, progressive business
education. To develop innovation management programs and commercialize new
technologies the Technology Promotion Center (TPC) was created in April 1996
in the partnership of University City Science Center (UCSC) (Philadelphia,
USA) and LIM.
Specialized courses that have been developed and delivered by TPC staffs and
its partners include: (1) "Technologies transfer and technologically oriented
small business development" training program in partnership LIM and UCSC,
Lviv, 1996; (2) "Technological projects management" training at LIM,
Lviv,1997; (3) "Innovation project management" course developed and presented
for the American Academy of Sciences and presented to selected Ukrainian
scientists and engineers at the International Management Institute, Kyiv, May
1997; (4) "Innovation project management" at LIM for MBA students, Lviv, 1998-99;

(5) "Innovation project management" for managers of R&D projects in
Science and Technology Center in Ukraine, Kyiv, 1999.
Technology Promotion Center is promoting the innovational methods of education
such as case studies and simulation business games. TPC has strong
complementary expertise in the design of software systems for distance
learning, including participation in "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)"
videoconference on new Technologies for Distance Learning (October 21, 1998)
(http://www.uar.net/conference/). Panelists were located from Tokyo, Japan to
Lviv, Ukraine, spanning almost 18 time zones. First Internet service provider
in Ukraine (since 1993, when the country's first Internet link between Lviv
and Warsaw was established) provided technical support for this conference.
Currently runs one of the main nodes of the Ukrainian Academic and Research
Network UARNet (http://www.uar.net) connecting some 40 universities and
research institutions.
LIM participated in the International conference on "Topical Questions of
Innovation Activity in the States with Transitional Economy, held in Alushta,
Ukraine, September 14-18, 1999, and supported an initiative to extend
electronic distance learning in Ukraine in the framework Global University
System (http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/asia-pacific/maui.html - Outline
of the Global University System Structure;
http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/outline/missionstatementukraine.html mission
statement of the Ukrainian Project; http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/outline/ - EGEDL
conference outline/contents) on the level of education and in scientist and
engineering retraining programs (http://www.lim.lviv.ua/english/de/). Under
the leadership of Dr.Ihor Katernyak set up a work group and seminar (December
4. 1999) to determine the essential principles of distance learning for
business education in Ukraine, including: Knowledge management (testing and
team project work), legalization, accreditation and cooperation with Ministry
of Education; copyright; distance learning promotion in Ukraine, virtual study
environment (tutor and students, psychology and ethics) distance learning

Partners to help LIM disseminate the information and coursework will be
brought in through the Partnership for Distance Learning Development (PDLD).
The Partnership was organized by LIM in 1998 with three members and now has 26
organizations; each interested in distance learning. It has 6 universities, 9
business schools, 8 business support centers, 1 bank, 1 ISP, and a leading
research institutes of National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine (Y.Paton
Electric Welding Institute and Institute of Monocrystals). They come from all
of Ukraine: Odesa, Dnipropertovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Zaporizzya, Mykolayiv,
Cherkasy, Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv. These organizations and key faculty
have agreed to work together to develop and strengthen the distance learning
system of Ukraine. PDLD will be distribution centers for the CDs, and for
promotion the supporting program Web-site.

The objectives of the workshop are:
… to discuss the role of telecommunications in the virtual interactive network
for engineering and technology between Ukraine and United States;
… demonstration of the video-conference systems (low-cost desktop
teleconferencing: ShareVision, NetMeeting, V-Fone, CuSeeMe, ProShare
VideoSystem) and tools of distance learning (On-Line Course Delivery
Platforms: WebCT, TopClass, Blackboard, Embanet, ECollege, IntraLearn, Lotus
Learning Space, E-Education, Virtual-U);
to learn the skills of using the distance learning tools and basic knowledge
in technologies commercialization;
to develop a cooperative proposal for distance learning development in the
field of innovation management and technology transfer;
to promote distance learning system in Ukraine.

This workshop will enable all participants to understand better how to use
Internet for communication and collaboration, knowledge exchange, distance
learning and data base accessing. It will also provide participants with the
opportunity to form important and lasting scientific and business
relationships with valuable international partners.

Ukrainian attendees:
Representatives of the government institutions and National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine:
1. Boris Grinyov, Deputy Head, State Committee Of Science And Intellectual Property
2. Boris Paton, President, National Academy Of Sciences Of Ukraine
3. Jaroslav Bolubash, Deputy Director, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education.

Representatives of scientific institutions, technoparks and inovation centers.
4. Valare Tymoshenko, Deputy Director, National Space Agency , Institute of
Technical Mechanics,
5. Petro Stadnik, Managing Director,, Institute for "Single crystals"
6. Eugene Venger, President, "Semiconductors"
7. Georgiy Marinskiy, Managing Director, "Paton Institute"
8. Volodymyr Kozlovsky, Director, Javorive FEZ Technopark
9. Ihor Katernyak, Director, the Technology Promotion Center
10. Volodymyr Andreev, Director, the Center for Innovation Development
11. Inna Gagauz, Director, Kharkiv Technologies Center

Participants of the joint U.S.-Ukrainian scientific/research projects
(recommended by CRDF representative office in Ukraine)

Representatives of the educational institutions.
12. Ivan Vasiunyk, General Director, Lviv Institute of Management
13. Ihor Nykolyn, Director of the External Relations Department, Lviv
Institute of Management.
14. Ihor Lysyi, Coordinator of the Distance Learning Program, Lviv Institute
of Management.
15. Sergei Belikov, Rector, Zaporizky State Technical Univetsity.
16. Daur Zukhba, Deputy dean, Donetsk State Technical University.
17. Victor Komerovsky, Academy of Telecommunication, Odesa.
18. Vira Lubchenko, Odessa State Technical University

Representatives of telecommunication companies and ISPs.
19. Ihor Protsykevich, Director, Ukrainian Academic and Research network

Technical experts
20. Mykola Tomyn, Information Technology Specialist, Lviv Institute of Management
21. Jacek Gajewski, Secretary General, Central and Eastern European Networking
Association (CEENet).

U.S. partners and expert attendees:
1. Dr. Takeshi Utsumi Chairman of the Global Systems Analysis and Simulation
Association in the U.S.A., President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and
Coordination of Global University System (GUS).
2. Dr. Roger Lee Boston, Rockwell Chair Instructor, Distance
Education/Technology Center, Houston Community College System.
3. Dr. George Gamota President of Science and Technology Management
4. Dr.George Farnbach former Director of University City Science Center,
5. Ms.Halyna Petrauskas Vice President Environmental and Safety Engineering
Ford Motor Company.
6. Mr. Bohdan Kramarzchuk Associate Dean, College of Management, Metropolian
State University (Minnesota), founder of the U.S.-Ukrainian marketing group in technologies.

Representatives of the donor organizations and foundations.
7. Natalya Artyukhovska, CRDF Representative
8. Vira Andrushkiw Project Director, Community Partnerships Project, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (Washington DC).
9. Mr. Walter Maruschak, Executive Director, Ukrainian Federation of America.
10. Mr. Ihor Shust, Banking Consultant

1. Development of a Web based communication platform for the distance learning
program and global on-line forum.
2. Launching the training program "Commercialization of the technologies"
based on multimedia technologies.
3. Producing CD-ROM with the following information: Training materials;
Profiles of the participants; Selection of legislative and normative acts;
Information regarding search engines and database of technology commercial,
distance learning, technology transfer and innovation management; Photo
gallery of the workshop.
4. Development of a collaborative proposal to submit to the National Science
Foundation (NSF) for fund raising which includes a detailed plan, e.g.: a
feasibility study, design of infra structure and administrative structure,
selection of courseware, etc.

<<January 30, 2000>> Removed the rest by T. Utsumi,

Letterhead of GLOSAS/USA

January 29, 2000

Siri Oswald
Program Manager
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)
1800 North Kent Street, Suite 1106
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Telephone: 703-526-9720
Fax: 703-526-9721

Dear Mr. Oswald:

This letter supports Dr. Katernyak's application for the workshop project on
Distance learning systems in the field of innovation management and technology
transfer, which he recently submitted to you.

In his country, there is a keen need for a sustained, countrywide system for
distance learning through Internet which will make education more efficient,
accessible, and interactive. His effort is to provide new models for distance
learning not only to residents of Ukraine but also to people in many other
countries in Eastern European region.

Because we foresaw that substantial social benefits would be brought by his
effort in those countries, we invited him and his colleagues to participate in
our "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" videoconferencing on "New Technologies and
Distance Education" from Manaus, Brazil (October 21, 1998). It was an
extraordinary historical event with panelists located from Tokyo, Japan to
Lviv, Ukraine, spanning almost 18 time zones. His team demonstrated the
cutting-edge audio/video streaming technology via Internet to those Amazonians
in the middle of the jungle, in spite of a mere 1.5 Mbps Internet linkage from Lviv,
Ukraine to Warsaw, Poland. We subsequently invited him and his colleagues to
participate in our International Workshop and Conference on "Emerging Global
Electronic Distance Learning" (Tampere, Finland, August 9-13, 1999), where
they made excellent presentations with CD-ROM on the development of distance
learning in Ukraine.

Basing on this hard track record, we chose Ukraine as the first targeted
country for the operation of the European Regional Group of our Global
University System (GUS) to establish a global distance learning system with
global broadband Internet. The other partner members of this European Group
are the University of Tampere in Finland, Open University in the UK, member
universities of the Distance Education Network of the European Association for
International Education in Finland, etc. The other regional groups are in the
Asia/Pacific, North, Central and South America, and Africa.

We now plan to have a small workshop at the Open University in early summer to
prepare workshop/conference on "Emerging Global Electronic Distance
Learning/2001" in Ukraine, and if possible, to construct more detailed plans
for the European Group operation, e.g., feasibility study, design of infra- and
administrative structure, selection of courseware, etc. Expected results will
be (a) Outline of programs of the workshop/conference, (b) Fund raising
proposal for the workshop/conference, (c) Detailed pilot project proposal of
European Group for major funding. As the responsible person of our Ukraine
operation, we definitely want to have Dr. Katernyak (and if possible, his
colleagues, too) at this workshop at the Open University.

We hope that his workshop in September in Ukraine with your funds is to produce
further detailed and localized project plans of our global distance learning
through the Global University System.

By the way, should you be interested in our global initiatives, please visit
following web sites;
(1) http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/,
(2) http://www.uta.fi//EGEDL/,
Please visit PART II of FINAL REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE in its home
page for descriptions of regional activities.
(3) http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/asia-pacific/index.html,
Please visit Proposed Global University System Structure," World
Regional Project Summaries," and Asia-Pacific Projects," etc.
(4) http://www.knight-moore.com/projects/projectsindex.htm
About Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) Project.

I am sure that Dr. Katernyak will effectively utilize your grant for the
substantial benefits of his and other nearby countries.

Sincerely yours,

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
Vice President for Technology and Coordination
Global University System
43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.
Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email)
Email: utsumi@columbia.edu

Cc: Dr. Ihor Katernyak

Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 08:18:02 +0000
Subject: Re: Grant application to IREX for mini-workshop at Open University
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Cc: tomyn@lim.lviv.ua, ik@litech.net, vita@cscd.lviv.ua, ttanka@uta.fi,
tapio.varis@uta.fi, p.lefrere@open.ac.uk, jdevries@uiah.fi,
saban@uar.net, utsumi@columbia.edu, daj@utk.edu
From: P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk (Paul Lefrere)

utsumi@friends-partners.org writes:
>Since this application has to be submitted by Ihor to IREX's office in
>Ukraine, Ihor has to be the lead applicant and Paul is the supporting applicant.

Dear Tak

I agree with all your suggestions and the timetable.

I am conscious that 10,000 dollars, while very welcome, does not go very
far. There are other potential sources of funding we could think about, to
complement IREX funding now and in the future.

For example, since this workshop is in the UK, we may be able to get
additional funding from the British Council, to support a short study trip
within the UK for some partners. We could ask for funds to allow each of
you to meet people from other institutions, or to prolong your visit, or
to cover some of your expenses in getting to the UK. Such a grant might be
funded centrally by the main office of the British Council. However,
getting a large grant at short notice will be a problem. The alternative
is to apply for discretionary funding on a country-by-country basis, to
the local office of the British Council. I think I can do this from the
UK. Can I ask anyone who is interested in this to please mail me the
address and contact details of their local British Council office (ideally
with the name of the Head of Mission or the British Consul), and I shall
explore what can be done.

List of Distribution

Dr. Ihor Bogdan Katerniak
Lviv Institute of Management-LIM
Technology Promotion Center
57 V.Chornovil Ave.
Lviv 79601
Tel: +380-322-52 2681
Fax: +380 322-52 2682
Fax: +380-322-52 4463

Siri Oswald
Program Manager
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)
1800 North Kent Street, Suite 1106
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Telephone: 703-526-9720
Fax: 703-526-9721
E-mail: information@crdf.org

Vladimir Kozharnovich
Programme Manager
Investment & Technology Promotion Branch
Investment Promotion & Institutional Capacity-Building Division
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
P.O. Box 300
A-1400, Vienna
Tel: (+43-1) 26026 3720/3702
Fax: (+43-1) 26026 6870
E-mail: vkozharnovich@unido.org

Dr. Louis Padulo
President Emeritus, University City Science Center
Vice Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
2020 Walnut Street, #32-A
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5645
Fax: 215-564-3988

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor Emeritus, School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229

Victor Kotelnikov
Political Affairs Officer
Office for Outer Space Affairs
United Nations
Vienna International Centre
P. 0. BOX 500
A - 1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: (43-1) 211-31/4955
Fax: (43-1) 213-45/5830
E-mail: vkotelnikov@unov.un.or.at

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Applied Space Research, Rm 340
George Washington University
2033 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
Fax: 202-994-5505

Emilio Vento
UNIDO-ICS Liaison Officer
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 300
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: (+43-1)-26026-3726
Fax: (+43-1)-26026-6811
E-mail: evento@unido.org

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Educational Technology
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Tel: +44-1-908 65 33 88
Fax: +44-1-908 67 28 02

Senior Engineer, Sound and TV Broadcasting
Coordinator, Technology and Applications Group (TAG)
Counsellor on Telemedicine
Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)
International Telecommunication Union
Place des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 20
Tel: +41-22-730-5448
Fax: +41-22-730-6204
Telex: 421000 UIT CH
E-mail: petko.kantchev@itu.int
X.400: G=petko; S=kantchev; P=itu; A=400net; C=ch

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
Tel: +358-3-215 6110
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
* Global University System (GUS) *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A. *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* Email: utsumi@columbia.edu; Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676 *
* http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/ *

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