Festival of Innovation Projects SIKORSKY CHALLENGE

From October 24 to 27, 2023 in the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, the ХІI Festival of Innovation Projects “Sikorsky Challenge 2023" will be held.


The war put us in front of incredible challenges,  forced us to realize new realities and develop new strategic tasks for the post-war period of recovery and development of Ukraine.


The paradigm of the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine should be based on the rapid and effective implementation of innovative technologies and developments in all areas of the country's security, defense and economy.


This year's 12th International Festival of Innovation Projects “Sikorsky Challenge 2023"  will be held in these very important areas of the rebuilding and recovery of Ukraine.


The Festival will take place in October 2023 at Igor Sikorsky KPI (Kyiv). Form of the event: mainly synchronous online mode.


As usually, the main events of the Festival will include:

  1. International Forum “International Support for Innovative Transformation of Ukraine” 
  2. Presentation of the virtual exhibition “Sikorsky Challenge Immersive”
  3. Thematic panel discussions 
  4. Exhibition (virtual) of startup projects, breakthrough scientific and technical developments
  5. Final of the Competition of Innovative Startup Projects, which will be held in 6 sections:
  • Section 1: Aviation and space
  • Section 2: International grant projects and start-ups of foreign universities/organizations - SCU partners (USA, Israel, UK, Japan, Germany, Spain, Portugal) 
  • Section 3: Infrastructure and industrial high-tech
  • Section 4: Information technologies, digital country, cyber security
  • Section 5: Biomedical engineering and human health
  • Section 6: Energy and environmental security, green energy

From October 24 to 27, members of the International Jury will have the possibility to ask questions, evaluate projects and select winners in the nominations:

  • The best project idea
  • The best technological solution
  • The best solving problems of potential customers
  • The best business model

Representatives of the investor companies will choose the projects of their interest; they will sign Protocols of Intent with the project teams to invest in the projects.

Support the Sikorsky Challenge Festival with your donation.

We will be grateful for any financial assistance.

We invite you to become a Sponsor or Partner of the Startup School and the Festival of Innovative Projects “Sikorsky Challenge 2023” and gain various advertising options according to your requirements and wishes. 

We invite you to join our Startup Competition as an expert and investor. We are sure that you will find interesting projects for you at the Competition, and we hope for fruitful cooperation.

 You can get acquainted with the projects that were submitted to the startup competition in 2017-2022