The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it will allocate €1 million to Ukrainian businesses developing or adopting eco-friendly technologies in 2017 and 2018.
The funding will be provided in the framework of the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change” (FINTECC), a technology transfer program which the EBRD is launching in Ukraine.
When the first wooden mechanical models created by Ukrainian startup Ugears went on sale, they were an immediate hit with adult model-makers all over the world, while their “little helpers” could only watch.
But now kids from the age of five can take up the absorbing hobby of modeling, with a range of Ugears’ wooden models designed for kids now available.
SolarGaps, which has designed “the world’s first solar smart blinds,” is among CB Insights’ list of 92 renewable energy companies outside the US that have raised equity funds since 2015. It is the only startup from Central and Eastern Europe featured in the listing.
The review covers residential, commercial, and utility-scale renewable projects, as well as renewable-powered consumer products. Only equity deals and convertible notes are included.
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says he wants to talk to Tesla Motors boss Elon Musk about using the tech entrepreneur’s innovative power technologies to tackle Ukraine’s energy crisis.
During an exchange on social network Twitter earlier this week, Musk bet he could build a huge lithium-ion battery network to prevent power blackouts in South Australia in just 100 days.
Thanks to this app, iPhone users can now broadcast their pets live on Facebook. Petcube is the first HD pet camera to do so, says the company. The Android-powered app will be upgraded soon.
Uber and its Russian competitor Yandex.Taxi keep enhancing their presence in Ukraine. After their almost simultaneous launch in southern Ukraine last month, the taxi-hailing services are now competing in Lviv (Lvov), a major city in western Ukraine.
Lviv is the fifth Ukrainian city after Kyiv (Kiev), Kharkiv (Kharkov), Dnipro (Dnepr) and Odessa for Yandex.Taxi and the third one for Uber to cover so far.
CallPage, a Polish startup with Ukrainian roots, has attracted €1 million in yet another round of investment from Polish venture fund bValue. The news was reported by Ukrainian tech blog AIN.UA last week.
The investment will be used primarily to develop services in Poland and Western Europe, says the fund in its press release.
YEP Incubators, which is presented as the first Ukrainian network of academic business incubators, will launch its first incubation program in April. Startups are invited to apply till March 26. A Demo Day is scheduled for June 10, 2017.
Four Ukrainian universities — Kyiv National Economic University, National Aviation University, Taras Shevchenko University and Donetsk National Technical University — are involved in the project.
Senstone, a Ukrainian-designed AI-powered wearable voice recorder, reached its fundraising goal of $50,000 just 36 hours after the launch of its campaign on Kickstarter. It has even been listed among the top 20 most popular projects in all categories.
As of today, Senstone has attracted nearly $63,000 from 677 backers.