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1 April 15 August 2009
Call for applications, first round
14 April 2009
Official opening ceremony of the contest, presentation and press conference » More
15-31 August
Selection of semi-finalists.
1 September
Announcement of the semi-finalists
7-8 September
Education programme Principles of Technology Business » More
10-21 September 2009
Preparation of executive summaries by the semi-finalists
21 September - 11 October
Evaluation of executive summaries by the expert council
12 October
Announcement of the finalists
27 October
Road Show for the finalists » More
27 October
Solemn Award Ceremony » More
9-10 December
SVOD-2009 "Silicon Valley open doors" » More
 
 
 
 
 
 
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6 August 2009 - Working with investors has started in good way

Not waiting for the Contest's official ceremony, Organizers began to promote interesting projects. In middle of hot summer season with helping of Support Program «Idea? Super!» organized meeting for authors of three innovative project-participants Ukrainian Contest «Innovative Breakthrough 2009» with investors. They was JSCB «Industrialbank», Commercial Bank «Khreshchatyk», Joint Stock Bank «Express Bank», Zaporizhstal Integrated Iron & Steel Works JSC. Among the innovative projects were «Digital Accounting IB», «Web passport» Innovations systems & technologies by financial service «Sun Service». At the meeting has discussed the terms of cooperation in the implementation of development projects at investors's enterprises.

«Investors pragmatic. – Andriy Bilyh (manager of "Ice B" project) said after successfully met. - If you are unable to explain your idea during 30 seconds, then how you plan to realized it? – better do not start this long way». In autumn we will know first results and  archivements of  project's investments & implementation.

Organizers are sure, that starting the implementation of projects in such area as IT, Ukraine will be able to contribute to the development of world technology markets. Our next steps are active and painstaking work on attracting investments to large-scale innovation projects  in area of energy and industrial technologies, our aim is to transform the innovation potential of Ukraine at a powerful strategic advantage in the international area.

According to Vladimir Sirotin (Head of the Competitive commission), support of innovation processes are the prerogative of developed and stable countries, among which Ukraine is not included, yet. Therefore, private initiative of the innovative projects supporting is one way to preserve and increase the scientific and technical potential of the country.

 
 
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