The final of the first All-Ukrainian Festival of Innovations in Kharkiv will be held at NTU «KhPI»

On Monday, 29 April 2024, the final tournament of a unique event for Kharkiv – the All-Ukrainian Festival of Innovations – will take place in the shelter of Kharkiv Polytechnic. It is organised by the start-up centre «SPARK» of NTU «KhPI» together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Startup Fund. The festival started in early April and was attended by projects from Ukraine, the Netherlands, and China. The 18 most relevant startups from various industries, such as military, medical, cultural, etc., reached the final. Among the speakers of the event: Minister of Strategic Industry of Ukraine Oleksandr Kamyshyn, Rector of NTU «KhPI» Yevgen Sokol, and representatives of the partners. The format of the event was offline and online.

In total, the All-Ukrainian Festival of Innovations, which started in early April, brought together 86 startup projects from different cities of Ukraine: Lviv, Rivne, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Kherson, Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, as well as from the Netherlands and China. Only 18 of the most interesting and relevant startups made it to the final stage. Among them: MineGuard startup (a set of drones for remote mine detection with an accuracy of 95%); IZOSTERA startup (a heat and sound insulation material made from seaweed that solves the problem of heat and sound insulation of houses with modern material made from environmentally friendly raw materials); Time Traveler`s Art startup (an application for studying of classical art that helps art lovers and art professionals who want to enjoy esthetic pleasure and expand their knowledge, virtually experience interactive exhibitions, expositions, digital museums, etc.) in contrast to classical museums).

The final of the festival will be held on 29 April 2024 in the NTU «KhPI» shelter in offline and online formats. The event will be opened by the rector of NTU «KhPI» Yevgen Sokol. Among the speakers of the event are: Minister of Strategic Industry of Ukraine Oleksandr Kamyshyn, representatives of the festival’s co-organisers and partners.  Olga Demenko, Director of the Education Department of the Kharkiv City Council, is also invited to attend the event. The winners of the festival will receive awards: laptops, tablets, external hard drives and incentive souvenirs.

Organisers and co-organisers of the festival: Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ukrainian Startup Fund, LLC «Science Park» NTU «KhPI», Ukrainian Association for Management Development and Business Education, Ukrainian Association of Fintech and Innovation Companies together with partners – startup accelerator YEP!; StartGlocal Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences; China-Ukraine Joint Platform for Innovation Cooperation (Heilongjiang Huayue Oriental Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd); the Ukrainian National Office of Intellectual Property and Innovation; as well as well-known experts from different countries, are working on creating conditions for supporting and developing Ukraine’s innovation potential.

Contact person:  Yulia Tataryntseva. Telephone: +380662275765, Email.:


The All-Ukrainian Festival of Innovations from «SPARK» of NTU «KhPI» is a platform for the exchange of ideas and development of student entrepreneurship in Ukraine.  The main goals of the festival are: development of the university’s innovation infrastructure; restoration of the Ukrainian economy; popularisation of achievements in science, technology and innovative technologies; promotion of the formation of an entrepreneurial environment and development of skills in developing innovative projects; increasing competitiveness in the labour market through the development of skills and integration of the enterprise model in the education system; popularisation of innovators’ developments and attraction of investors to promising projects; development of social partnership and cooperation with business structures.