Venture Day Minsk features top players from Eastern Europe and Western countries (April 12)

Venture Day Minsk, a major event on the Eastern European innovation scene, will be held on April 12 in Minsk, Belarus.

In partnership with Ukraine Digital News, the event will bring together over 500 startups, investors, business angels, media representatives, top managers of large companies, engineers and developers.

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International and Ukrainian experts to discuss tech innovation in Kyiv (April 7-9)

InnoTech Ukraine, which presents itself as Ukraine’s largest exhibition and conference on innovation, will hold its third edition on April 7-9 in Kyiv (Kiev). The three-day forum aims to demonstrate how innovative technologies can be applied in everyday life and business.

The agenda will cover the present and future of innovation in robotics, 3D printing, healthcare, smart technologies and education both in Ukraine and worldwide.

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EBRD allocates €1 million to help Ukrainian businesses adopt climate technologies

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.

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Ukrainian startup Ugears sells eco-toys in 80 countries

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.

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Ukrainian smart blinds track the sun to generate electricity

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.

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Seedstars Summit to showcase the best startups from emerging markets (Lausanne, April 6)

Seedstars Summit, the annual entrepreneurship forum for emerging markets, will hold its 2017 edition on April 6 at the SwissTech Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The event will bring together startups, investors, government officials, corporate innovators and CEOs from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and the MENA region.

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Musk says he can help Ukraine tackle energy crisis, Groysman promises to mull deal

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.

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Petcube launches livestream on Facebook, wins Emma Watson’s heart

The US-Ukrainian startup Petcube, which offers an interactive device to keep people connected with their pets, has just announced a new feature in the latest version of its app.

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.

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Ukrainian IT companies invited to network and present in Vienna (April 25-26)

Ukrainian companies and R&D organizations looking for technological, research and business cooperation and investment are invited to meet  potential clients and partners in Vienna at the Ukrainian IT Platform.

The event will take place as part of the International B2B Software Days on April 25-26. Some 600 IT professionals from 20 countries are expected to attend.

Bilateral 30-min meetings for Ukrainian and Austrian B2B players, as well as the Ukrainian exhibition stand are featured in the agenda.

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