International Environmental Forum "Ecology and Peace"

On May 15-16, 2024, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute will host the International Environmental Forum "Ecology and Peace" dedicated to solving environmental problems caused and continuing to be caused by full-scale Russian aggression.


Rising conflicts, violent extremism, terrorism and related humanitarian crises and the resulting displacement of people threaten to reverse much of the development progress achieved over recent decades. 


The main point is peace. There can be no sustainable development without peace, and no peace without sustainable development.


Since the pivotal Stockholm Conference in 1972, the environment has been included in the sustainable development framework. All of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will stimulate actions in environment-related areas that are crucial for humanity and the planet. 


Humanitarian demining of Ukrainian territory is one of the priority issues of this year's Forum.

The event is organized by:

  • Ukrainian Peace Council
  • All-Ukrainian Innovation Ecosystem “Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine”
  • Council for Environmental Safety 

The co-organizers are:

  1. Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  2. NGO Ukrainian Alliance 

The key event of the Forum will be the Competition of startup projects and scientific and technical developments in the environmental field by topics:

  • Humanitarian demining of territories
  • Water and water bodies treatment
  • Waste collection and utilization
  • Other (in the context of environmental safety)


This thematic competition is held as an intermediate competition within the framework of the International Festival of Innovation Projects "Sikorsky Challenge 2024" (held annually in October).


Teams of promising projects selected by potential customers/investors during the interim Competition will be able to go through an acceleration program tailored to these customers/investors, become finalists of the Sikorsky Challenge 2024 International Festival and receive financial support for their projects. 


We invite everyone who has innovative ideas, startup projects or scientific and technical developments to register at by April 29, 2024.


Date of the event: May 15-16, 2024

Venue: Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, 37 Beresteysky Ave.

Format: mixed - in-person and synchronous online mode.


Dear friends! Innovations in environmental safety constitute our future. Let's build it!