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The Vernadsky Challenge is a startup competition to turn your idea into a reality. Vernadsky Challenge’s team have brought together engineering and design professionals. Do you have an innovative idea or even a finished project? Tell it to our experts. All applications will be evaluated and the most promising solutions are guaranteed to receive our support.

We stay on the cutting edge of technological breakthroughs, and seek out innovative ideas and ambitious entrepreneurs. We believe that science and technology are making the world a better place. Our mission is to become a unique development platform for creative and talented specialists who are ready to realize their design and engineering projects.

The teams with the most promising ideas will receive investment funding, professional expertise and access to innovative scientific and technological solutions developed by Noosphere Ventures equivalent to 2 million hryvnias.

The Vernadsky Challenge is the brain child of Noosphere Ventures’ founder Max Polyakov and Google Ukraine’s Director Dmitry Sholomko.

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22.04.2017 10:00

Dnipro The National Aerospace Educational Center for Youth

Experts

The experts of the Vernadsky Challenge have vast experience in business start-ups and business leadership.
Only the best teams with the most innovative ideas will get the support and funding to realize their projects!

Finalists

  • AVISION robotics
    AVISION Robotics: Management and control system for drones
    AVISION Robotics: Management and control system for drones
    Description

    An integrated system providing safe navigation and management of unmanned vehicles. AVISION Robotics includes an intelligent software system to manage a fleet of drones that provides route calculation and indicators for any number of devices. It also includes hardware to enhance drone security and help avoid collisions with static and dynamic obstacles while assisting with safe landings.

    Category
    • Transport management systems
    Team
    • Olexander Mozolyuk, СОО
    • Vitaly Baranovsky, VP PMO
    • Stanislav Mozolyuk, CEO BizDev
    • Dmytro Jaworski, CTO Architecture
  • Araned
    Araned: Interactive 3-D models for medical education
    Araned: Interactive 3-D models for medical education
    Description

    Models for medical education that will solve current problems associated with studying anatomy and in surgery, trauma, gynecology and other fields. A 3D model of the body is created by scanning, transferring the image into an electronic atlas and then printing it with a 3D printer. The ARANED system is also integrated with mobile applications that allows simple exploration through blood vessels and nerves through various anatomic structures.

    Category
    • Medical equipment
    Team
    • Andrew Maranov, Founder, Networking, Strategy development
    • Vladislav Demin, Mobile developer, Marketing
    • Mikhaylo Mikhaylov, Developer
  • Wound textile with extended disinfection properties
    Wound textile with extended disinfection properties
    Description

    This new gauze constantly releases a variety of disinfectants that extend the usefulness of the material. This not only disinfects the surface of the wound, it also staves off secondary infections. The material is intended to be used for usage in the treatment of emergency trauma, combat situations and general use.

    Category
    • Medical equipment
    Team
    • Dmytro Stepansky, microbiological testing of materia
    • Volodymir Toropin, chemical and physico-chemical analysis of the material
    • Bogdan Murashevich, process optimization and synthesis of source material
    • Nina Nichik, marketing, organizational issues
  • Braille Pad
    Braille Pad: Tablet using Braille language
    Braille Pad: Tablet using Braille language
    Description

    A tactile device for the visually impaired using Braille. Using new technology, the device transforms an ordinary Web page into Braille language and shows the information on a tactile display. It allows people with visual impairments to surf the Internet, visit different sites to communicate and read online books. The feature of the tablet is a multi-use keyboard, which significantly facilitates the reading of texts.

    Category
    • Data processing storage and transmission systems
    Team
    • Rashid Aliyev, Founder/CEO
    • Narmin Aliyeva, CMO
    • Hussein Kyulamov, Designer
  • Automated remote military conflict control system
    Automated remote military conflict control system
    Description

    A compact automated video surveillance system for use in conflict zone or patrolling. The system will work in daytime or nighttime conditions. At the heart of the concept is the creation of special tools from the objects of civilian use. The system is designed to monitor enemy movement, identify targets and provide operation intelligence with minimal risk to military personnel.

    Category
    • Military equipment
    Team
    • Anton Varavin, Project Expert
    • Igor Kulakevich, Engineer prototyping
    • Olexander Vasilyev, Junior Project Expert
    • Mikhaylo Stumbra, Project Assistant
  • ScanFood: Food structure scanner
    ScanFood: Food structure scanner
    Description

    An application for smartphones and tablets, which will help identify hazardous chemicals, allergens and additives found in food. The system includes a cross-platform application, which scans the barcode of a product, identifies harmful additives and their effects on the human body, as well as a website with the description of food products (database includes over 2,000 products), statistics, shops and customer reviews.

    Category
    • IT
    Team
    • Sergiy Zorya, Project Manager
    • Danylo Iskhakov, UI / UX designer
    • Henry Korenyuzhenko, iOS / Android developer
    • Nikolai Kovalenko, marketing, SMM
  • Helio-aero-pressure electric system
    Helio-aero-pressure electric system
    Description

    Engineering system for converting solar and wind energy into electrical energy. The technology is based on a combination of solar and wind energy, and includes a cover that accumulates energy from renewable resources and a chimney and turbine generator unit for the production of clean energy. The device can be used to generate energy for local use.

    Category
    • Alternative energetics
    Team
    • Volodymir Kostygin, Engineer technologist/Founder
    • Anatoly Kislukhin, Marketing Manager
  • Hoody Messenger: Cross-platform messenger
    Hoody Messenger: Cross-platform messenger
    Description

    A modern cross-platform messenger that can build and use a decentralized network without access to a global network. The technology is based on Mesh topology. Hoody Messenger supports encryption of text messages and images and video for instant transmission without a web connection. It is intended for both commercial and non-commercial use.

    Category
    • IT
    Team
    • Olexander Gradovsky, Front-end developer, designer, systems analyst
    • Olexander Voyuev, Back-end developer
    • Olexander Mnogosmyslov, Back-end developer
    • Denis Shevtsov, Android developer
    • Julia Stefan, Quality Assurance
  • Tap4Parking: interactive map of parking
    Tap4Parking: interactive map of parking
    Description

    An interactive map of parking in Ukraine and Europe with indoor navigation. The easy-to-use app helps you to find, book and pay for parking online. Tap4Parking includes a hardware device with ultrasonic and electromagnetic sensors and cameras with integrated blocks for counting and identifying cars, as well as the intelligent software system that analyzes the information in real time.

    Category
    • IT
    Team
    • Igor Shapataev, CEO/Co-Founder
    • Maxуm Vishnivetsky, Strategy & Finances
    • Ernest Klimenko, BizDev
    • Anna Balatskaya, PR & Marketing
  • Gas sensor using multisensor oxid-metallic systems
    Gas sensor using multisensor oxid-metallic systems
    Description

    A cross functional gas sensor that can detect and measure the content of various gases in the air via a microcontroller system. Each gas-sensitive material has certain characteristics when interacting with different gases at various temperatures. The system processes data from each sections with different materials, providing high sensitivity and accurate identification of any gases.

    Category
    • Robotics
    • New materials in metallurgy and electronics
    Team
    • Olexander Lyashkov, Process Engineer
    • Oleg Khmelenko, Electrical engineer
    • Olexander Tonkoshkurov, Research Analyst
  • SensorFoot
    SensorFoot: Adaptive device for computer use
    SensorFoot: Adaptive device for computer use
    Description

    A compact device that uses arm and leg actuators to allow people with temporary or permanent disabilities to use a computer. The USB model of the leg manipulator is a touch panel with physical keys placed along the perimeter that will allow people with disabilities to fully use normal computer equipment.

    Category
    • Other
    Team
    • Anna Trofimenko, Project Manager
    • Irina Sorokina, Marketing
    • Nazar Gulida, Designer
    • Mahmoud Gerbie, Developer
  • ДонорUA
    DonorUA: Ukrainian blood donor registry
    DonorUA: Ukrainian blood donor registry
    Description

    The automated system combines information about blood donors, recipients and Ukrainian medical institutions. DonorUA establishes an instant connection between the recipient and the donor to create a system to match donors in a particular city or region using custom filters and a notification system. Integration with Crystal system provides information about the current needs in a particular center of the blood donation area or for any city.

    Category
    • IT
    Team
    • Irina Slavinskaya, Founder, Marketing, Networking
    • Olexander Krakovetskiy, Co-Founder, Developer
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