Taras Danko is the economist, civil activist, international business consultant and researcher in Kharkiv. His primary job is at the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” where currently he is the professor of International Business at the International Business Management Bachelor/Master Degree Program in English. His research interests are in the areas of international marketing, high-tech marketing, innovation, knowledge economy and international cluster collaboration. He has vast international experience mostly through EU and US educational projects since 1994. As the civil activist, he is actively involved in the initiatives aiming at the European integration of Ukraine, democracy consolidation in Ukraine, economic development and internationalization of Kharkiv. In particular, he is an expert at the Team Europe project, author of Kharkiv Going Global initiative, co-founder of Kharkiv Observer, the news and opinions website in English.