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Practically the only program that is focused on assistance to build systematic and responsible business, not only on getting the next investment round signed (though, we do this also).

We do this through several intensive programs, where mentors and coaches are representatives of the key ministries and governmental companies, top managers of Ukrainian and international businesses, and also successful startup founders from all parts of the world.

We focus the attention of the founders to the one thing that in fact can make companies successful – Clients! Once you have clients, the investment and profit will come for granted!

Key Benefits

Programs

Development and renovation

5-week acceleration program formed of intensive mix of workshops, 1-on-1 meetings, and applied work, which takes 20-25 hours a week. The program is created for the projects that support renovation and development of the country and the cities during the war and in the after the war period, specifically in the area of education, healthcare, energy, logistics and infrastructure. Mentors and experts of the program come from Ukrenergo, Ukrainian Railway, WHO, ProzorroSales, UDP, Beetroot, World Bank, UkrGazBank, the military administrations and local municipalities.

Defense tech and capability

Flexible and short term program in the fast track mode, focused exclusively on military tech projects. Participants of the program receive access to the key stakeholders of the defense ecosystem and opportunities to implement their project in the fastest future. The maximum level of security and sensitive data protection is guaranteed.

Science intensive innovation

Intensive acceleration program focused on individual work, access to laboratories and R&D centers, and also to administrative services (legal, accounting etc.). The program numbers more than 200 experts and mentors from different tech and science spheres which allows them to find the most relevant and necessary startup to expert matches. The participants of the program also receive free assistance when they attract investment or grant financing for their activities (including paperwork to produce documentation and application documents).

Mentors

Our Startups

Airlogix
Airlogix
Airlogix

The Gor UAV system is designed for night and day reconnaissance and artillery adjustment at altitudes up to 3500 meters.

Fuel-Well
Fuel-Well
Fuel-Well

Additional equipment for internal combustion engines that reduces fuel consumption and emissions of harmful substances.

Prosvita
Prosvita
Prosvita

Prosvita is a digital platform for effective online learning. Its functionality allows you to quickly switch from offline learning to blended and distance learning. The team has developed innovative solutions for educational institutions, children, and parents: gamification for students, automation and electronic document management for teachers, and control for parents. Prosvita - created by Ukrainians, out of love for students and respect for teachers!

Nanit
Nanit
Nanit

Nanit Robot is an educational STEM solution for children and adults, the goal of which is to develop creativity and engineering skills that increase professional orientation by 30%. Nanit is a combination of a robot itself and educational courses of both electronics and robotics.

Uniqueness:

  • A robot that replaces 100 toys
  • 30+ different modifications in one set
  • Different levels of education in programming and robotics

How to create a robotics company valued at $3 million in two years. Interview with Vladyslav Konov, owner of Nanit.

Top
Top
Top

The first training complex based on Oculus virtual portable devices. It allows to simulate various combat conditions in the virtual reality environment for psychological training and assessment of personnel actions in extreme situations.


Interview with Oleksandr Pak, co-owner of TOR (Interforce System LLC)

GIOS
GIOS
GIOS

An interactive online platform with gamified TikTok-style lessons and a marketplace for STEM tutors to teach math and develop critical thinking.


Interview with Natalia Limonova

Knowledgator
Knowledgator
Knowledgator

Award-winning AI technologies for big data acquisition structuring, and analysis


Interview with Valery Vasylevsky for Vector Media

SorbiForce
SorbiForce
SorbiForce

First sustainable non-metal battery made from renewable materials.


Interview with Sergey Kaminsky, owner of SorbiForce, one of the top 5 American battery startups

ConcreteFlow
ConcreteFlow
ConcreteFlow

Serial production of wall structures of unique design using 3D concrete printing


3D builders. How the Ukrainian startup ConcreteFlow works

Kray
Kray
Kray

Kray Technologies has developed an automatic drone with vertical takeoff for applying plant protection products and fertilizing field crops.


A revolution in crop spraying. Interview with Dmytro Surdu, founder of Kray Technologies.

Temerland
Temerland
Temerland

TEMERLAND is a unique project of a Ukrainian company for the development of unmanned robotic complexes and platforms, modernization of vehicles into unmanned ground complexes. Innovative unmanned robotic systems TEMERLAND are designed to save and protect human lives, as well as be an effective tool of military actions – reconnaissance, patrol, offensive and defense.

Kalman
Kalman
Kalman

Kalman provides flexible and highly effective virtual reality training for MANPADS operators.


Interview with Yevhenii Fedko, owner of Kalman VR Simulators

Rcam
Rcam
Rcam

Rcam is a startup that has developed a portable, EW-protected video surveillance camera that automatically detects enemy movement and coordinates. The development is based on artificial intelligence technologies, compact and inexpensive sensors.


Artificial intelligence in war. Interview with Yaroslav Parkhisenko, owner of Rcam

Thermoelectric
Thermoelectric
Thermoelectric

Thermoelectric power generator for metal furnaces, barbecues, and industrial recovery of excess heat into electricity. KTS-INTEK is a manufacturer of EMBEE IoT communication platform, a local secure radio network IEEE 802.15.4 of with a Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) profile in which up to 4,000 units of different devices with different data transfer protocols per Data Aggregator Unit (DAU) can communicate.

Drill App
Drill App
Drill App

Drill is a dualuse startup from ukrainian developers, mobile application for training in tactical shooting and self-defense. This is a personal trainer that is convenient to train with regardless of the place of stay and time. The app has a full course of exercises, lessons, and tasks, with interactive tools to track your progress and skill development. We help all owners of firearms not to lose their shooting skills.


Forbes about Drill App. A startup from the trenches. An athlete and a military man have created a simulator application for shooting Drill. Is there a place for business here?

Shooting instructor in your pocket. Interview with Oleksandr Husarov, owner of Drill App.

Aspichi
Aspichi
Aspichi

Aspichi is a spatial reality streaming service company from FPV camera to VR helmet that helps businesses instantly recreate and share knowledge and upskill their employees 10 times more efficiently than standard practices. Aspichi's main product is the VR Therapist Assistant, which aims to increase psychological rehabilitation opportunities through the powerful potential of VR and an effective multidisciplinary support program in mental health rehabilitation.

Ukropter
Ukropter
Ukropter

A drone operating under electronic warfare.

Zli Ptakhy
Zli Ptakhy
Zli Ptakhy

Zli Ptakhy is one of the junior manufacturers of attack UAVs in Ukraine. Our developments are used in military offensive operations, as well as for intelligence gathering and national defense security.

Module
Module
Module

Module is the first Ukrainian mobile app builder. We have found a way to combine beautiful design, simple interface, and necessary functions in one place, so it takes only 3 steps to create an app instead of months of development. The project enables every person and business with any skills and budget to develop their own app.

ColMatEk
ColMatEk
ColMatEk

The unique collagen matrix, suitable for use in everyday life, clinical medicine and disaster medicine, is modified with a specific blood clotting activator. Effectively stopping bleeding, this innovative hemostatic agent preserves the biological compatibility of collagen, does not cause complications of the wound process, does not require surgical removal from the wound volume, promotes wound healing and restoration of adjacent tissues, is effective in both types of hemophilia and in the treatment with indirect anticoagulants.

Parostok
Parostok
Parostok

Parostok is a revolutionary pre-sowing seed treatment unit that increases yields and resistance to climatic conditions using microwave technology. The Sprout stimulates the seed kernel with precise microwave radiation. This is perfectly aligned with the sustainability goals of zero hunger and reduced environmental impact. Our technology is recommended as a methodology for implementation by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine.

CardioAI
CardioAI
CardioAI

Cardio.AI - AI-assisted solution for affordable remote medical-grade cardiac diagnostics.

The solution consists of a single-use device (or any ECG device available on the market) and an AI-assisted platform for ECG technicians to perform high-quality ECG analysis.

3b
3b
3b

3b - development of mixtures for construction 3D printing, architectural projects, reconstruction of Ukraine and commercial orders (object printing), entry into the international market. A company that offers a unique approach to innovative construction solutions. 3b specializes in building houses using block forms and small architectural forms. 3D printing technology helps to reduce the time required to create high quality structures.

AR Book
AR Book
AR Book

The AR Book educational system is an interactive platform that helps users learn the school curriculum. It was created with specialized teachers based on Ukrainian textbooks and is free for users. At the beginning of 2024, AR Book received the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine's stamp —"Approved for use in the educational process". The system has a web version and an app for mobile devices and tablets.

Mark
Mark
Mark

Mark is a mobile app that helps people improve their health, prevent misdiagnoses, and enjoy life longer. Developed using artificial intelligence technologies, it is based on medical expertise and focuses on prevention. In 3 years, Mark will be the #1 healthcare app. 

SolarInt
SolarInt
SolarInt

 SolarInt is a solar flat-plate high-temperature concentrator and a corresponding heat storage device to provide heat and electricity to a house at the right time of day or season. The aim of the project is to provide consumers with thermal energy for home heating, hot water, cooking and electricity generation.

Naratta
Naratta
Naratta

Naratta is an AI that moderates meetings in real time to prevent conversations from dominating. Naratta joins all your meetings and understands what you are talking about. If it detects that someone is spending too much time, they will receive a warning. The founders of the startup believe that real-time AI meeting facilitators are the future that almost every organization will benefit from. Imagine a professional meeting moderator who can join any call in your company and make it efficient and effective.

MeGoElectric
MeGoElectric
MeGoElectric

MeGoElectric is developing an electric car for people in wheelchairs. They have created an electric car around a person in a wheelchair, rather than trying to place a person with a disability in an existing serialized ICE car. The platform of the electric car was developed from scratch and is therefore energy efficient.

Handrex mobility
Handrex mobility
Handrex mobility

Handrex mobility is a Ukrainian R&D company developing E-mobility platform aimed at improving driving safety, substantially expand operations in hard conditions, and support of mileage growth with technological means. Handrex aims to become a significant technology provider for electric mobility.

ACG
ACG
ACG

ACG is a platform that, based on the user's previous experience and wishes, generates personalized online courses that adapt to their progress and wishes. During the course, the user has the opportunity to ask for help from a chatbot mentor at any time, who can answer questions, provide a more detailed explanation and additional material. The user can also consolidate the knowledge gained by completing tests and advanced practical tasks.

AQUATEC
AQUATEC
AQUATEC

AQUATEC - has developed an IoT solution - the BIONICA system for effective real-time monitoring and control of soil moisture for precision irrigated agriculture, primarily for water-saving irrigation methods - various types of drip and low-pressure sprinkling.

The BIONICA system is used to control irrigation processes (timing and rates), regulating the supply of water to plants according to their water needs throughout the growing season, in order to obtain the highest yields, which in turn improves people's lives.

Jamlix
Jamlix
Jamlix

Jamlix is a mobile application in the field of education and self-development, the main purpose of which is to help people find their hobby and find like-minded people. The application is designed to solve the problem of confusion when looking for something for the soul. Jamlix will also pay special attention to motivating users and expanding the range of knowledge through training marathons, an AI assistant, and, in the future, professional tutors. 

BrownC-Rec
BrownC-Rec
BrownC-Rec

BrownC-Rec is an innovative sorbent based on lignite from the Oleksandriya deposit for the binding and removal of heavy metal ions (Cr/Cd/Pb, etc.), radionuclides and pesticides from soils, developed by our team. The sorbent is significantly cheaper than similar purification materials already on the market.

HealthHelper
HealthHelper
HealthHelper

A revolutionary new method for measuring blood velocity and blood pressure, HealthHelper is a device for examining the cardiovascular  system. This is a product that will help to increase awareness of one's own health and develop predictive diagnostics in the healthcare system.  Providing simple and truly affordable access to cardiovascular  system examination.

GRION
GRION
GRION

A key feature of GRION technology is the concentration of ions from soil salts to generate electricity. This method of generating electricity mitigates the effects of climate change and creates an additional autonomous source of electricity.

VitalisLacto
VitalisLacto
VitalisLacto

VitalisLacto is a probiotic starter culture with a pronounced positive effect for children and unique properties in a form convenient for home use. Its base is Limosilactobacillus reuteri. With this product, every family member will be able to take care of their health.

Hata
Hata
Hata

Hata is a decentralized software system for real estate transactions. The system aims to provide a neutral platform based on smart contracts for signing apartment lease agreements. 

TheHRAI
TheHRAI
TheHRAI

A system for automated analysis of candidates’ resumes for compliance with an open vacancy. The system can also ask candidates questions to clarify their qualifications.

Up-Cycle
Up-Cycle
Up-Cycle

Up-Cycle is a project that involves the production of recycled plastic panels and products.

MechLab 3D
MechLab 3D
MechLab 3D

MechLab 3D – a complete solution for environmentally friendly and affordable 3D printing – a 3D printer and PET plastic recycling plant that allows you to create printable rods from ordinary plastic water bottles.

MedUpgrade
MedUpgrade
MedUpgrade

MedUpgrade – a platform for medical professionals and students that provides access to fresh and up-to-date information on the most important events in the field of medicine.

RASort
RASort
RASort

RASort is a robotic, automated sorting system for logistics warehouses, premises, etc.

Our Projects

InterHEI Food and Health Innovators Ukraine

It is a program for training students, as well as mentoring and accelerating startups or spin-offs related to agri-food systems and the health sector. Period: January 2023 – June 2024 Partners: InterHEI Food and Health Innovators Ukraine is implemented by the Science Park of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Science Park of Taras Shevchenko National University…

InterHEI Food and Health Innovators Ukraine

It is a program for training students, as well as mentoring and accelerating startups or spin-offs related to agri-food systems and the health sector.

Period:

January 2023 - June 2024

Partners:

InterHEI Food and Health Innovators Ukraine is implemented by the Science Park of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Science Park of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Vacuum Deep Tech Acceleration in partnership with the Ukrainian Startup Fund, NULP (Lviv Polytechnic National University) and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

InterHEI Food and Health Innovators Ukraine is part of the InterHEI project, a pan-European consortium that implements the Interdisciplinary Program for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education.

Hackathon «Raw Materials Hackathon: Change4Future»

A hackathon for startups, scientists, young scientists, postgraduates and students with a focus on mineral and metallurgical processes for sustainable development. Dates: September-December 2022 Partners: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, European Business Association, DTEK Oil&Gas, ReThink, greencubator, Geological Investment Group, National Association of Extractive Industries of Ukraine, UNIT.City.

Hackathon «Raw Materials Hackathon: Change4Future»

A hackathon for startups, scientists, young scientists, postgraduates and students with a focus on mineral and metallurgical processes for sustainable development.

Dates:

September-December 2022

Partners:

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, European Business Association, DTEK Oil&Gas, ReThink, greencubator, Geological Investment Group, National Association of Extractive Industries of Ukraine, UNIT.City.

Innovation breakthrough day

Innovation Breakthrough Day 2023: from research “in theory” to implementation!Presentation of knowledge-intensive projects, during which scientists demonstrated their developments to government officials and MPs: Minister of Education and Science Oksen Lisova, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Education, Science and Innovation Serhiy Babak, Deputy Minister of Education and Science Denys Kurbatov, MP Roman Hryshchuk,…

Innovation breakthrough day

Innovation Breakthrough Day 2023: from research "in theory" to implementation!
Presentation of knowledge-intensive projects, during which scientists demonstrated their developments to government officials and MPs: Minister of Education and Science Oksen Lisova, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Education, Science and Innovation Serhiy Babak, Deputy Minister of Education and Science Denys Kurbatov, MP Roman Hryshchuk, Director of the Ukrainian Startup Fund Pavlo Kartashov, Executive Director of the National Research Foundation of Ukraine Olga Polotska, representatives of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. Ten projects from a number of different fields, from medicine to agricultural technologies and raw materials, were pitched during the meeting.

Period: July 2023

Partners:

Ministry of Education and Science, National Research Foundation of Ukraine, Ukrainian Startup Fund, YEP

Delegation to SaaStock 2022 in Dublin

Ukraine presented its pavilion for the first time at SaaStock 2022 in Dublin!For three days in a row, 8 best startups selected by an expert jury in September presented their projects to the international community.Period: September-October 2022 Partners: Ukrainian Startup Fund, PromoRepublic, Flyer One Ventures, and Influ2.

Delegation to SaaStock 2022 in Dublin

Ukraine presented its pavilion for the first time at SaaStock 2022 in Dublin!
For three days in a row, 8 best startups selected by an expert jury in September presented their projects to the international community.
Period: September-October 2022

Partners:

Ukrainian Startup Fund, PromoRepublic, Flyer One Ventures, and Influ2.

Latitude59

Latitude59 is the leading exhibition in Northern Europe, where a delegation of 5 Ukrainian startups will be represented for the first time!On May 24-26, 2023, a tech conference was held in Tallinn, bringing together visitors from 60 countries, 500+ investors, and more than 800 startups. Period: May 2023 Partners: Ukrainian Startup Fund, Flyer One Ventures,…

Latitude59

Latitude59 is the leading exhibition in Northern Europe, where a delegation of 5 Ukrainian startups will be represented for the first time!
On May 24-26, 2023, a tech conference was held in Tallinn, bringing together visitors from 60 countries, 500+ investors, and more than 800 startups.

Period: May 2023

Partners:

Ukrainian Startup Fund, Flyer One Ventures, Techosystem, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

Seeds of Bravery

The European Innovation Council (EIC) will allocate 20 million euros through the Seeds of Bravery (UASEEDs) project to strengthen deep tech innovation in Ukraine. The consortium is launching an innovation services support program that will allow applicants to receive up to €10 thousand in cash! Innovative technology companies (startups and SMEs) are invited to apply….

Seeds of Bravery

The European Innovation Council (EIC) will allocate 20 million euros through the Seeds of Bravery (UASEEDs) project to strengthen deep tech innovation in Ukraine. The consortium is launching an innovation services support program that will allow applicants to receive up to €10 thousand in cash!

Innovative technology companies (startups and SMEs) are invited to apply. The non-refundable grants will help companies update their business model, plan, or growth strategy.

What other opportunities will the initiative open up for Ukrainians:

  1. Financial support: about 200 projects will receive €12 million in grant funding. Applications will be accepted for 5 types of support with the possibility of attracting up to 60 thousand euros in total.
  2. Strengthening the innovation environment: the rest of the funds will be used to train entrepreneurs, promote projects and facilitate access to international markets, as well as integrate the Ukrainian innovation ecosystem into the European network.
  3. Support for women entrepreneurs: at least 20% of startups and innovative SMEs are expected to be led or co-led by women.

The Seeds of Bravery project was first announced in May 2023.

The project is coordinated by FundingBox, a leading European platform for the distribution of deep tech funding for startups, which will guarantee the effective implementation of the project. The consortium also includes other recognized European stakeholders and Ukrainian organizations, including Ukrainian Startup Fund, Vacuum Deep Tech Acceleration, Innov8, Techosystem, EEN Ukraine + Academy of Science, and YEP.

Techstars Startup Weekend Kyiv HYBRID event

Techstars Startup Weekend is a fascinating excursion into the world of startups in 54 hours. – 7K+ Programs held – 150+ Countries – 19K+ Community Leaders – 428K+ Participants During 3 days, startups met with the best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who showed them how to achieve more faster – and even how to…

Techstars Startup Weekend Kyiv HYBRID event

Techstars Startup Weekend is a fascinating excursion into the world of startups in 54 hours.

- 7K+ Programs held

- 150+ Countries

- 19K+ Community Leaders

- 428K+ Participants

During 3 days, startups met with the best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who showed them how to achieve more faster - and even how to start their business.

Period: April 21-23.

Акселераційні програми Development and Renovation та Science Intensive Innovation.

This is an opportunity for 30 knowledge-intensive startups to work closely with potential business clients (B2B, B2C), learn how to attract investment, validate ways to monetize inventions, and explore/test new markets, looking for Product-Market Fit. Партнери: The acceleration programs Science Intensive Innovation and Development and Renovation are implemented by Vacuum Deep Tech Acceleration with the…

Акселераційні програми Development and Renovation та Science Intensive Innovation.

This is an opportunity for 30 knowledge-intensive startups to work closely with potential business clients (B2B, B2C), learn how to attract investment, validate ways to monetize inventions, and explore/test new markets, looking for Product-Market Fit.

Партнери:

The acceleration programs Science Intensive Innovation and Development and Renovation are implemented by Vacuum Deep Tech Acceleration with the support of the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine in cooperation with the Kyiv Academic University, Ukrainian Startup Fund, and YEP Accelerator. 

Techosystem

An open association of tech ecosystem players with a focus on product companies. Among the initiators of the union are BRISE Capital, Center42, Genesis, Sigma Software, Ukrainian Bridge, Vacuum Deep Tech Acceleration, and the Ministry of Digital Transformation. TECHIIA, Qollabe, and SMOK Ventures also supported the union.

Techosystem

An open association of tech ecosystem players with a focus on product companies.

Among the initiators of the union are BRISE Capital, Center42, Genesis, Sigma Software, Ukrainian Bridge, Vacuum Deep Tech Acceleration, and the Ministry of Digital Transformation. TECHIIA, Qollabe, and SMOK Ventures also supported the union.

“University Startup World Cup” in Denmark

The University Startup World Cup is a Danish initiative that aims to recognize the best youth startups in the fields of development, financial technology, green technology, logistics, and artificial intelligence. The main mission of the USWC is to create an international network of students for the development and exchange of ideas, as well as the…

“University Startup World Cup” in Denmark

The University Startup World Cup is a Danish initiative that aims to recognize the best youth startups in the fields of development, financial technology, green technology, logistics, and artificial intelligence. The main mission of the USWC is to create an international network of students for the development and exchange of ideas, as well as the commercialization of scientific research!

Period: May-September 2023

Ukrainian Startup Fund together with Venture Cup with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, YEP, Academ.City, 1991 Accelerator, Science and Vacuum Deep Tech Acceleration

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