Meeting with Representatives of Charitable Foundations


On July 21st, a meeting with representatives of “The Heracles Group” and “The Charitable Foundation of Yevhen Pivovarov” was held at Kharkiv National Medical University. The American company was represented by its president, Luke Calhoun.

From the university’s side, the meeting was attended by representatives of the rectorate, department directors, staff from the 3D Technologies Center, and the international relations department. The main topic discussed during the event revolved around opportunities for collaboration in the field of prosthetics.

Luke Calhoun shared insights into the activities of his foundation, which has significant experience in establishing centers for 3D modeling and prosthetics in Syria and Yemen. Currently, they are interested in extending assistance to Ukraine and aim to create a relevant program within its territory. The program consists of several components, with one focused on teaching people to use 3D equipment for medical and general purposes, providing them with training programs involving university and local specialists. Mr. Calhoun’s main idea is to establish a technical base at the university, set up its operation, and then hand it over on a free-of-charge basis for further general use. The program is being developed and financed under the auspices of the United Nations.

During the visit, the guests were given a detailed overview of the work of the 3D Technologies Center at the Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, and they discussed further cooperation prospects in the field of prosthetics.