From November 3 to 13, 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.
This year, due to the global pandemic, the format of the IX Sikorsky Challenge 2020 Festival of Innovation Projects has changed. We hold the Festival, including the Startup Competition, online. We are forced to abandon ceremonial events, exhibitions of scientific projects, poster presentations and pitches, panel discussions and round tables in person.
The new online format of the Festival will provide an opportunity for many participants, who previously could not always reach us from other regions, to join it. This also applies to foreign investors and members of the International Jury, who did not have enough time and possibility to participate in the Festival.
As part of this year's Sikorsky Challenge Online Festival, the Startup Competition (in asynchronous mode) and the Forum "Development of Innovative Economy in Regional, National and International Aspects" (in synchronous mode) will be held.
The opening of the Sikorsky Challenge Festival and the Forum will begin on November 3 with a speech by the Rector of Igor Sikorsky KPI Mykhailo Zgurovsky.
The Forum "Development of Innovative Economy in Regional, National and International Aspects" will include several panel discussions.
The first one will be devoted to the model of development of high-tech economy of Ukraine and state support for the development of innovations in Ukraine.
The second panel discussion will take place on November 5 and will focus on the development of innovations in medical engineering.
During the third panel discussion on November 9, representatives of the Network of Startup Schools and Innovation Clusters of Ukrainian Cities will meet.
The fourth panel discussion will take place on November 11 and will focus on international aspects of the development of Ukrainian innovations.
Simultaneously with the Forum, the Competition of projects-finalists of the Festival will take place where investors can select the most promising startups for investment and conclude preliminary cooperation agreements with startup teams.
The competition of startups is one of the most important annual events in the field of innovation in Ukraine.
The peculiarity of this year's Competition is that it will be held online. First-ever, project presentations, evaluation and determination of winners will take place asynchronously online. The International Jury will not evaluate the "live" presentations of the finalists, but their video presentations.
Until November 1, 2020, all video presentations of the finalists' projects will be posted on the website for online evaluation, and from November 3 to 13, members of the International Jury will have the possibility to ask questions, evaluate projects and select winners in the nominations:
Based on the results of the online evaluation of the finalist projects, the most promising startups for investment will be identified, the best of them will be assisted in commercialization, creation of successful startups and introduction of innovative products to national and international markets.
Traditional investors and sponsors of the Sikorsky Challenge include Golden Egg Technology and Boeing, V.S. Mykhalevych Foundation for Scientific and Technical Development of Ukraine, USP Capital Venture Fund, UkrEximBank, ProgressTechUkraine, Business Incubator "Eazi Start", and others.
Representatives of investor companies will choose projects of their interest and will sign Protocols of Intent with the project teams to invest in the projects.
About the previous Festival of Innovation Project SikorskyChallenge 2019 (videos)
As part of the IX Festival of Innovative Projects “Sikorsky Challenge-2020” at Igor Sikorsky KPI, the Competition “Eco-Techno Ukraine 2021” for high school students will be held from November 3 to 13, 2020.
The National Ecological and Naturalistic Center for School Youth together with the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” will hold the All-Ukrainian competition "Eco-Techno Ukraine 2021" which is the national stage of the international competition of scientific and technical creativity of school students ISEF-2021 (International Science and Engineering Fair).
This competition will also be held online.
The Competition “Eco-Techno Ukraine 2021” is divided according to the categories of research into two parts: Eco and Techno.
The program of the competition “Eco - Ukraine 2021” includes projects of school students in the following categories: biology, human sciences, earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, etc.
The program of the competition “Techno - Ukraine 2021” includes projects of school students in the following categories: engineering, computer science, physical and chemical energy, physics and astronomy, mathematics
For more details on the Competition “Eco-Techno Ukraine 2021” please visit >>> https://isef.nenc.gov.ua/
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