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19 April 2018

How to turn Soviet-era worldview into cluster-type economy

  Dmytro ShestakovPartner of the Innovations Development Platform "Innovative process is the search for or the creation of mechanisms able to resolve specific problem. It emerges when we realize exactly what problem we wish to resolve, but do not know for sure how to do this." Republished from Innovation House   Innovative process is the search for...

16 March 2018

Two-in-one: cross points between military start-ups and private business sector

Dmytro Shestakov Partner of the Innovations Development Platform As military technologies demonstrate the deeper penetration into our everyday life, they become an integral part of it. Nowadays, everyone may launch the own business by adapting military technologies to the civil use.   However, we face some logical questions here: which technologies have come to the civil use from the army, what is a dual-use product, which military technologies may contribute to the national security of Ukraine, and...

22 February 2018

Innovations vs. Replications

Dmytro Shestakov Managing Partner of the Innovations Development Platform "There are development directions which should be the top priority directions for Ukraine. To identify such directions, we should rely on certain essential aspects – the priority industries shall have a strong innovation potential and focus on exports. They should be based on the existing knowledge base and practical experience, which are the key competitive advantages of the intellectual capital of Ukraine"...

8 February 2018

Brain Drain, Demographic Crisis in Ukraine and Possible Solutions

Dmytro Shestakov Managing Partner of the Innovations Development Platform "Ukraine has faced a sad situation for the recent three decades. According to the official sources, 350 thousand engineers and scientists were involved in R&D in 1990. Today, their number is less than 50 thousand. I mean people having special higher education and working in the R&D area. To survive, some of them switched to trading, construction and other earnings for subsistence. Some of them have died. Others left for the USA, China,...

7 February 2018

Innovations Development Platform – new opportunities for the Ukrainian Defence Industry

Republished from  «Defense Express»   In April 2017, the agency primarily focused on commercialisation of military innovative developments was launched in Ukraine. It’s the Innovation Development Platform, the entity that adopts, in its functional model, the successful experience of the top innovation countries, such as the USA and Israel. The Agency combines teams of developers, experts and investors to create highly competitive innovative products having the potential of batch production. Before commencement of project implementation, the Platform’s team completes the analysis to identify product’s innovativeness...

6 February 2018

From Garages to Science Parks: Origins of Ukrainian Innovations

Dmytro Yeriomin The Managing Partner of Innovation Park "Market winners emerge from players learning the way to combine fundamental researches with business, and build a sustainable system on such basis. Once this gap between the foundation and business components is eliminated, only then we’ll have our competitive products." Republished from

1 December 2017

Poverty Escape Mission: 5 Barriers and 5 Solutions

Oleksiy ZhmerenetskiyCoordinator of  COLO Business Club, innovations expert   "As a significant global trend, corporations look for technologies in so-called open innovation platforms with hundreds and thousands of teams offering their innovation solutions. In Ukraine, the Innovation Development Platform may be mentioned here as the example. Such platforms enable talents’ direct contacting of innovation customers, and enable...

26 October 2017

LimpidArmor, the Vision Saving Soldier’s Life

LimpidArmor is the innovative new generation helmet-mounted system for military heavy armoured vehicles. LimpidArmor is the helmet-mounted circular review system with hololenses, built-in analytical modules and communication equipment. LimpidArmor helps solve one of the pressing challenges for the crew of heavy armoured vehicles in the course of military operations – a restricted circular view of the area, and may procure the 360 degree view resulting in the improved maneuvering of armoured vehicles. This development has obvious competitive advantages if compared with similar products in the USA, Israel, Canada and Great Britain, due to a more attractive price, the time required for development and supply, higher mobility and improved installation...

6 October 2017

Innovations Development Platform: last year results

During the last year, the Platform substantially extended its partner network of domestic and foreign investors for its projects, with a number of them providing for financing of developments in radiolocation, hydroacoustic systems, target acquisition and battle management systems.  Within the framework of the consistent innovation development process, we launched the concept of the Innovation Development Strategy in Ukraine (you can get it here) and held, in July of this year – together with the Reforms Office under the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers, UKRAINEINVEST Investment Engagement and Support Office and the Ukrainian Institute of Future...