The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine together with the EEN-Ukraine Consortium organized the 4th “All-Ukrainian Festival of Innovation” on 16th of May, 2019. The event was aimed to the popularization of developments of Ukrainian scientists and innovators, as well as the attraction of investors to the development of promising projects.
The motto of the event is "SCALE UP UKRAINIAN INNOVATIONS!"
During the opening ceremony of the festival, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Groisman, had a speech. He promised that the Foundation for Innovation and Startups Support will start its work on autumn. Also the event was attended, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oksana Markova, she told about the purpose of the festival participants and gave statistics.
The All-Ukrainian Innovation Festival is a traditional annual event for ambitious representatives of the innovation sector. The festival had a competition for innovative projects, technological start-ups and an IT-Eureka Startups competition, a round table "Development of academic entrepreneurship in higher educational institutions and scientific institutions of Ukraine", «EaP PLUS Horizon 2020 Info days. Opportunities for SMEs ", Educational Innovation Training, Presentation of Venture Funds and Business Agents.
Also, the festival invited foreign experts who shared their own experiences in the training. The festival has become a direct platform for meeting the like-minded people from the fields of science and business.
At the festival there were present demonstration platforms for presentation on three main sections: innovative projects; technological startups and IT projects. Visitors could get acquainted with prototype projects and developments that have already proven successful.
The start-up and innovative projects competition involved the development of educational institutions and research institutions. They will present their projects to the jury, which consists of business representatives. Among the jury was the coordinator of the EEN-Ukraine consortium Olena Fesenko. The winners received valuable prizes and gifts from the partners and organizers of the All-Ukrainian Festival of Innovation.