All-Ukrainian Innovation Ecosystem «Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine» (SCU)

 All-Ukrainian Innovation Ecosystem "Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine" (SCU) is an open innovation ecosystem that unites the country's institutions interested in the development of the Ukrainian innovation economy: universities, research institutions, state authorities, local authorities, business companies, foundations, and NGOs.


The organizer of the interaction of these participating institutions is the Innovative Ecosystem "Sikorsky Challenge" of Igor Sikorsky KPI (hereinafter – Sikorsky Challenge KPI), which is formally established by signing Memoranda / Agreements between SCU member institutions and legal entities of Sikorsky Challenge KPI: NTUU "Igor Sikorsky KPI" and/or Innovation Holding "Sikorsky Challenge" LLC and/or Science Park "Kyivska Polytechnika" Corporation.


Vision: the Innovation Ecosystem "Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine" is a model and driver of high-tech innovative development of Ukraine's economy.


Mission: to develop and maintain an environment where new ideas and innovative technologies are born, startup companies and small high-tech enterprises are created that bring new high-tech products and services to local, national, and global markets.


        Conceptual principles of SCU

  • Universities with their scientific schools and expert environments, with a constant flow of students, graduate students, scientists, engineers, inventors are centers of innovation in various sectors of the economy;
  • The primary and always relevant task of SCU is to teach, teach and once again teach students, graduate students, scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and even school students of innovative entrepreneurship and the practice of launching startups, taking into account world trends and circumstances in Ukraine regarding the mentality of the scientific and engineering community, the legislative field and the level of investor confidence in Ukraine;
  • Support and promotion of innovative technologies should take place, first of all, at the local level of cities/regions where these innovations originate, and then (or in parallel) at the national and international level;
  • SCU helps to remove barriers facing the creative part of society to create a large number of high-tech startups in all regions of Ukraine.


You can learn more about the All-Ukrainian Innovation Ecosystem Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine (SCU), the features of the innovation projects it takes care of, the participants, the supervisory and coordination council of SCU and the main components of the ecosystem if you read the detailed concept of SCU.