From October 6 to 8, 2020 at the NTUU Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute,
the IX International Festival of Innovation Projects Sikorsky Challenge 2020 will be held.
ORGANIZERS OF THE FESTIVAL Sikorsky Challenge 2020
The Festival was first held in 2012. Since the launch of the Startup School “Sikorsky Challenge” in 2014, this annual event has gained great popularity among students and entrepreneurs. Indeed, the Festival is not only contests of innovative projects, but also includes interesting exhibitions, master classes, lectures and networking.
People take part in the Festival not only in order to advance its invention or startup. Here you can talk with other innovative entrepreneurs, meet investors and business angels. Thanks to such communication new ideas are born and the philosophy of creative entrepreneurship is popularized. Each year the Festival attracts more and more attention of the society - the program becomes more intensive, the number of participants and guests grows.
During the Festival, there will be open exhibitions of scientific projects of the participants of the contest of the Junior Academy of Sciences and the participants of the competition "Eco-Techno Ukraine". The International Forum "Sikorsky Challenge: development of innovative economy in regional, national and international aspects" will be held.
At the Forum, a number of challenging topics will be discussed: the model of development of high-tech economy of Ukraine, state support for innovations in Ukraine, Ukrainian-Chinese cooperation in bringing scientific and technical products to international markets, the effectiveness of Ukraine-Israel cooperation, and the creation of a high-tech embassy in Ukraine.
The Forum will be followed by the competition of projects-finalists of the Festival where it will be opportunities to select the most promising startups for investment and sign agreement of intentions on cooperation.
The events will be held in the Academic Council Hall (Building 1) and the NTUU KPI Center for Innovative Entrepreneurship (Building 6).
The Startup Competition is one of the most important annual events in the field of innovations of Ukraine. The Competition assembles not only project developers in many fields of science and technology but also representatives of investment business.
The purpose of the Startup Competition is to identify the most interesting and topical projects, and to provide the authors of the best of them with assistance in commercialization, the creation of successful start-up companies, and launching of innovative products into the national and international markets.
Among the traditional investors of the Sikorsky Challenge - Boeing, Leonid Kuchma Presidential Fund, VS Mikhalevich Scientific and Technical Development Fund of Ukraine, USP Capital Venture Fund, CRDF Global Fund, Credi Agricol Bank, Crisis Initiative Center, Ukraine, Eazi Start Business Incubator and others. Representatives of these companies choose interesting projects for themselves, with the teams of which they sign agreements for financial support.
Besides, since 2018 one of the main partners and sponsors of Sikorsky Challenge Festival is Chinese company Zhejiang Golden Egg Science and Technology.
About the previous Festival of Innovation Project SikorskyChallenge 2019 (videos)
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