VIII Festival of Innovation Projects

Sikorsky Challenge 2019


From October 8 to 10, 2019 at the NTUU Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute,

the VІII International Festival of Innovation Projects Sikorsky Challenge 2019 will be held.


ORGANIZERS OF THE FESTIVAL Sikorsky Challenge 2019



A General Partner of the Festival Sikorsky Challenge

A General Sponsor of the Festival Sikorsky Challenge

A General Partner  of the Innovative Ecosystem Sikorsky Challenge 




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, an open exhibition of scientific projects of students from the contest of the Small Academy of Sciences will be held and the Sikorsky Challenge Forum as a Model for Innovative Development of Ukraine will be held (October 8, 2019).

 

The Forum will discuss:

  •  innovative model of economic development of Ukraine
  •  support for a network of innovative clusters and Startup Schools of the most developed cities
  •  support for start-ups, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises: sources and mechanisms of financial support

After the forum, there will be a competition of projects-finalists of the Festival.

You will be able to select the most promising startups to invest from among 60 innovative projects in

information technology, alternative energy, agrarian sector, internet of things, etc. and conclude preliminary cooperation agreements with startup teams.

 

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, one of the main partners and sponsors of the 2018 Sikorsky Challenge is Chinese company Zhejiang Golden Egg Science and Technology.

 

This year's top prize for the finalists of the Sikorsky Challenge 2019 Competition is the participation of 5 projects in the Chinese Startup Contest in Huangzhou, which will be held on November 2019.




A General Partner of the Festival Sikorsky Challenge

A General Sponsor of the Festival Sikorsky Challenge

A General Partner  of the Innovative Ecosystem Sikorsky Challenge 



PARTNERS OF THE FESTIVAL Sikorsky Challenge 2019