You are invited to take part in the X Competition of Startups and present your innovative project on one of the most important annual events in the field of innovation in Ukraine.
The purpose of this event is to identify the most interesting and up-to-date projects in various fields of technology, and to provide the authors of the best of them with assistance in commercialization, creation of successful start-up companies, and bringing innovative products to the national and international markets.
The competition of startups is one of the most important annual events in the field of innovation in Ukraine. It usually involves project developers in many fields of science and technology as well as representatives of large investment business
The competition will be held from November 2021
Benefits of the Competition
The Ecosystem “Sikorsky Challenge” was created on the basis of the NTUU “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and the Science Park “Kyivska Polytechnika” that ensures high results.
Training and Mentoring
Training by business trainers specializing in startups; advising and mentoring by mentors and investors.
The prize-winners of the Competition sign Protocols of Intentions with investors and start preparing for the joint implementation of their projects.
Collaboration and Partnership
We have created a reliable and profit able ecosystem for investment andventure funds, private investors, business angels and international experts.
The peculiarity of this year's Competition is that for the first time it was held online. First-ever, the selection of finalists, preparation for the Competition, presentations, evaluation and determination of winners took place asynchronously online. The International Jury did not evaluate the "live" presentations of the finalists, but their video presentations.
The format of the Startup Competition-2021 will depend on the pandemic situation.
Acceptance of applications has begun and will last until September 10, 2021.
Students, graduate students, entrepreneurs, scientists and employees of higher education institutions and research institutions, as well as other individuals from all regions of Ukraine can submit applications for participation in the Competition.
Preference is given to engineering projects in the following areas:
During the applying process, the International Expert Council will promptly review the submitted applications and select projects that will reach the final of the Competition.
The International Expert Council includes specialists and mentors of the Innovation Holding “Sikorsky Challenge”, experts of the Igor Sikorsky KPI and investment funds, experts from Israel and the USA.
By September 15, the International Expert Council will determine the finalists of the Competition, and instructional guidelines on the preparation of video presentations will be sent to them.
The finalists will be trained online to prepare video presentations of their projects. They have to send their video presentations to the Organizing Committee by October 10.
NOTE: Adherence to deadlines is mandatory. Only those projects that will provide the Organizing Committee with the necessary package of documents by October 10 will participate in the final of the Competition.
All video presentations of the finalists' projects will be posted on the web resources of the Startup Competition and will be available for review.
The winners of the Competition will be selected in the following nominations:
The teams of these projects will receive money awards from the Innovation Holding “Sikorsky Challenge” and its partners.
Representatives of investment companies will choose interesting projects and will sign Protocols of Intent to invest in future startups with projects teams.
One of the main partners and sponsors of the Sikorsky Challenge Competition from 2018 is the Chinese company "Zhejiang Golden Egg Science and Technology" (hereinafter Golden Egg).
The projects selected by Golden Egg will have the opportunity to take part in a Chinese competition of startups, and after the quarantine, to travel to China and open joint Ukrainian-Chinese companies.
For all questions regarding the Startup Competition 2021, please mail to the coordinator of the Competition Tatiana Kresan email@example.com
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