Welcome To the 10th Anniversary International Festival of Innovative Projects "Sikorsky Challenge 2021"

The 10th Anniversary International Festival of Innovative Projects “Sikorsky Challenge 2021” will take place from August 17 through August 20, 2021, at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ministry for Strategic Industries, State Concern “Ukroboronprom”, State Space Agency of Ukraine, DTEK of Ukraine, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute became organizers and participants of this year anniversary festival.  There are also 12 universities of Ukraine, which are participants of the Innovative ecosystem Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine.

The festival will include:

  • the International Forum “Sikorsky Challenge as a model and driver of innovative high-tech development of Ukraine";
  • an exhibition of start-up projects, breakthrough research, and technical developments, including the innovative projects in the defense industry;
  • a Start-up Competition;
  • preliminary agreements on cooperation between investors, enterprises, authors of innovation projects, and the Innovation Holding Sikorsky Challenge / Science Park “Kyivska Politehnika”.

Follow the contest page: https://www.sikorskychallenge.com/startup-contest/

Join the competition of innovative projects in the following areas:

  • biomedical engineering;
  • hydrogen economy;
  • clean energy;
  • new materials and technologies;
  • defense and security;
  • aviation and space;
  • robotics;
  • ecology;
  • agrotech.

The anniversary festival will take place in a face-to-face and synchronous mode.

The project teams reaching the competition finals will present their projects to the International jury personally or synchronous online.

The international jury, including industry representatives, investors, and funds from Ukraine, the United States, China, Israel, Azerbaijan, and Poland, will evaluate projects. Representatives of the investor companies will choose projects from start-up teams of their interest. The best teams will receive investments and grants for project development.

Register for the contest at the link

Applications are accepted not later than 15 June 2021.

Preparation of project-finalists at the competition will take place from June 15 through June 20, 2021.

Leading experts and mentors of the Innovation Ecosystem Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine will provide training sessions.

The finalists' teams can submit their project materials (description, presentation, video presentation) not later than July 15, 2021.

The Organizing Committee of the 10th International Festival of Innovative Projects “Sikorsky Challenge 2021”