The ceremony of grand closure of the ‘Sikorsky Challenge 2017’ festival took place at the Center of Culture and Arts of the National Technical University of Ukraine ‘Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute’ on 13th of October. The chairmen of the International Jury of the start-up competition ‘Sikorsky Challenge’ and the ‘Intel-Techno Ukraine’ competition together with representatives of investors and sponsors announced the winners and granted awards and presents to the best project authors.
Traditionally, the organizers and members of the International Jury of the start-up competition took the stage of the Center of Culture and Arts. The winners became 45 out the 63 projects presented in the final of the competition. Their authors signed memorandums of cooperation with potential investors or were marked by the International Expert Jury.
The International Expert Jury marked out such projects in the following nominations:
- Nomination: ‘Best Start-up Business Model’ – ‘LessRad’;
- Nomination: ‘Best Start-up Idea’ – ‘Wider’;
- Nomination: ‘Best Start-up solution of customers’ concerns’ – ‘Carbon Sorptive Binder on the basis of Activated Carbon Fiber Materials’;
- Nomination: ‘Best Start-up Technological Decision’ – ‘Technology and equipment of supersonic cavitational milk processing’.
The Leonid Kuchma Presidential Fund "Ukraine" distinguished such projects:
- Dia-Safe Life;
- ‘Converting three-dimensional mechanical vibrations to electricity’;
- ‘Increasing the protection function of modern body armor’;
- ‘Implementation of city light system management through a single-phase electric grid within the concept of ‘Smart city’;
- ‘Robotic fireman with a system of self-homing on the basis of computer vision’;
- ‘Development of the device for venous blood circulation improvement by means of electric current’;
- ‘Creating an intellectual bionic prosthesis for the human’s body limb’;
- ‘Prosthesis of knee joint with adaptative properties’.
The V.S. Mikhalevich Scientific and Technological Development of Ukraine Foundation supported the following projects:
- ‘Electrothermosurgical instruments for minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery’;
- ‘Carbon Sorptive Binder on the basis of Activated Carbon Fiber Materials’;
- ‘High energy efficient heat supply system for buildings using the environmental psychometric energy’;
- ‘Prosthesis of knee joint with adaptative properties’.
The Anti-Crisis Initiatives Center noted the following projects:
- ‘Smart Windows’;
- ‘Mobile heating сoil installation using aero-aquatic-carbon plasma’.
The company "PROGRESTECH-Ukraine" favored the following projects:
- ‘Nanosatellite’ PolyITAN 3’;
- ‘KPI Formula Student’.
‘Easy Start’ Business Incubator supported the following projects:
Agro-Generation Company marked out the following projects:
- ‘Wireless Sensor Networks for precision agriculture, ecological monitoring and environmental protection".
- LLC ‘CLEAR ENERGY’ noted the "Energy and Experience" project.
- ‘Aleadna Limited’ Company supported the ‘Manycore Technologies’ project.
- ‘Spacebit Technologies’ Company supported the ‘NANO satellite ‘PolyITAN 3’’ project.
- ‘Benatov & Partners’ Patent Bureau supported the project "Transparent thermal insulation material and clay shell using this material’.
Sikorsky Challenge Innovation holding has signed joint operation agreement with 17 start-up teams that have become the finalists of the start-up competition.
Particularly solemn was the awarding ceremony of the "Intel-Techno Ukraine 2017-2018" contest winners - the national stage of the international competition "Intel-ISEF".
The project authors supported on all six categories by the partners and sponsors of the competition were first to take the stage. They were awarded diplomas and certificates, as well as special prizes and valuable gifts from partner companies and from international scientific societies. Following this, the presenters announced the names of the project authors that took the fourth place, then the third, the second and finally the first. Each of the winners came the stage of the Center of Culture and Arts and took diplomas and prized.
And the victory in the "Intel-Techno Ukraine 2017 - 2018" competition achieved:
- In the category ‘Computer Science’ - Sofia Petryshyn (NIC ‘Lyceum school ‘Oriana’’, Lviv region) ‘Device that converts computer text into cipher for the blind’.
- In the category ‘Robotics’ - Maxim Shumakov (Junior Academy of Sciences of Volyn region) ‘Development of a UAV tracking system’.
- In the category ‘Physics and Astronomy’ - Dmitry Dmitriev (Specialized School №117, Odesa) ‘A new eccentric stellar system research’.
- In the category ‘Energy’ - Denis Kohtyuk, Boris Nadikto (NIC №157, Kyiv) ‘High altitude wind solar power plant’.
- In the category ‘Mathematics’ - Julia Suprun (the Hero of the Soviet Union O. Butka Specialized School of the I-III Degrees №10, Sumy) ‘Solving diophantine equations of first and second degrees by seeking connections between coefficients’.
- In the category ‘Engineering’ - Vyacheslav Antsybor (Igor Sikorsky KPI Polytechnic Lyceum, Kyiv, ‘Kyiv Junior Academy of Student Science’) ‘Usage of an alternative energy source with a new cooling system in refrigerated semitrailers’ and Natalia Monina (Igor Sikorsky KPI Polytechnic Lyceum, Kyiv, ‘Kyiv Junior Academy of Student Science’) ‘Getting electricity on the railways using photovoltaic and induction methods’.
The following projects are recommended for participation in the grand-final of the World Competition ‘Intel ISEF’ in the United States:
- ‘Usage of an alternative energy source with a new cooling system in refrigerated semitrailers’ (author Vyacheslav Antsybor, Igor Sikorsky KPI Polytechnic Lyceum, Kyiv, ‘Kyiv Junior Academy of Student Science’);
- ‘Implementation of wavelet environmental analysis MATHCAD15 for vibration acoustic diagnostics’ (Anatoliy Voitko, Igor Sikorsky KPI Polytechnic Lyceum, Kyiv, ‘Kyiv Junior Academy of Student Science’;
- QUANTUMHUB (Mikhail Koreshkov, Igor Zhukovsky, Igor Sikorsky KPI Polytechnic Lyceum, Kyiv);
- ‘Data encryption using diophantine equations’ (Julia Suprun, the Hero of the Soviet Union O. Butka Specialized School of the I-III Degrees №10, Sumy);
- ‘A new eccentric stellar system research’ (Dmytro Dmitriev, Specialized School №117, Odesa);
- ‘Cosmic Sail’ (Arthur Kachur, Chernivtsi Gymnasium №5);
- ‘Interactive air quality monitoring system based on the NODEMCU controller’ (Artem Aghvanyan, Mariupol Technical Lyceum);
- ‘Development of a UAV tracking system’ (Maxim Shumakov, Junior Academy of Sciences of Volyn region).
In the photo: the winners of the Sikorsky Challenge start-up competition on the stage of the Center of Culture and Arts.