On October 24th, 2019 G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics of the NAS of Ukraine held the first master-class on preparation of pitch presentations of scientific developments for the purpose of investment search. On behalf of the Innovation Center of Kyiv Academic University this master-class was conducted by its employees Dr. of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Oleksandra Antoniuk and PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences Andriana Plakosh. Thanks to the proactive position of the Institute Directorate, the event turned out to be very lively and informal. The event was attended by such Institute staff as the Deputy Director for Scientific Work, Dr. of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Firstov Georgii, Deputy Director for Scientific and Technical Work, PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences Bevz Vitalii, and Research Fellow, PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences Filatova Vira. The event was attended by young staff of Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics of the NAS. of Ukraine who are interested in implementing of their own developments and finding ways of cooperation between science and business.
Innovation center KAU
Master-class on preparation of pitch presentations
Visit of our German colleagues from the Technology Park Adlershof to KAU
In September 2017, the representatives of technology park Berlin-Adlershof paid a visit to KAU to discuss the newborn Academ.City project, the creation of a science and technology park which KAU will host. During the visit, the German delegation visited the institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, met with the representatives of Ukrainian companies DTEK, De Vision, representatives of the UNIT.City innovation park managing company and with the representatives of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
This visit was the first step towards the foundation of Academ.City.
Dr. Helge Neumann's speech at the Kyiv Investment Forum
On the 17th of September 2019, the representative of Technology Park Adlershof and Academ.City project partner of KAU gave a speech at the Kyiv Investment Forum.
He stressed the importance of Science and Technology Park Academ.City creation in Kyiv and shared his valuable experience with the audience.
Presentation of Academ.City project before the Presidium of NAS of Ukraine
On the 25th of October 2019, the meeting at the Presidium of NAS of Ukraine was held. The heads of institutes, ready to host the future Science and Technology Park and located in the Akademmistechko area in Kyiv, were present.
During the meeting Dr. Olexandra Antoniouk, on behalf of the Innovation center KAU, presented the Academ.City project.
Visit of delegation of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to Kyiv
On the 1st of November 2019, a delegation of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), led by State Secretary Thomas Rachel, visited KAU and the Institute of Metal Physics. During the visit the discussion on the start of the Academ.City project was held. The representatives of Kyiv City State Administration also took part in the discussion.
Visit of delegation of the People's Republic of China to KAU
On the 26th of December 2019, a visit to Innovation center KAU by the delegation of the People's Republic of China took place. President of Ukrainian-Chinese Trading Association Mr. Chen Zhong Feng and head of CHN-UA Tongrong Enterprise Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd Mr. Chen Hui were part of this delegation.
During the visit, there was a discussion with our Chinese colleagues on the Academ.City project, in which they expressed their interest.
Visit of German delegation from the Technology Park Adlershof and the Humboldt University of Berlin to KAU
On the 26-28th of January 2020, Kyiv Akademic University was visited by a delegation from the Technology Park Adlershof and Humboldt University of Berlin, comprised of Dr. Helge Neumann and Dr. Robert Kitzmann. The visit took place as part of “Scientific Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Technology Park (Academ.City) in cooperation with the Kyiv Academic University (KAU) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU)” project. It provided the basis for further cooperation on behalf of Academ.City.
A meeting by the representatives of institutes of National Academy of Sciences, regarding the Science and Technology Park Academ.City
On the 14th of February 2020, a meeting was held in Akademmistechko, where representatives of the institutes of National Academy of Sciences were present.
The goal of this meeting was to outline the main tasks and create a plan, a roadmap of Academ.City Science and Technology Park creation. During the meeting, participants proposed first steps towards the end goal and created work groups in order to establish a concrete action plan.
A German-Ukrainian panel discussion, regarding the development of Academ.City Science and Technology Park
On the 22nd of October 2020 a German-Ukrainian panel discussion under the name “Academ.City on the way to success: creating the future” was held. The aim of the discussion was to define the opportunities and further steps of developing Ukrainian Science and Technology Park Academ.City, The discussion took place in two parts: the first part was devoted to the overall analysis of German-Ukrainian cooperation and review of examples to inherit by the future Academ.City management team, while the second part was devoted to proposals as well as expected moves regarding the Science and Technology Park creation.
“Academ Open Air” science fair took place in Kyiv
On the 8th of July 2021 “Academ Open Air” student science fair took place on the territory of Institute of Metal Physics of NAS of Ukraine. Many students, who are interested in innovations and deep-tech developments, gained an opportunity to join student innovation society Bluebox - the part of Academ.City project . The goal of society is the creation of platform where the students, entrepreneurs and scientists could share their experience, find like-minded people to commercialize ideas and scientific developments together.
Signing of the Memorandum of Association for Academic Cooperation “Academ.City” between the academic institutions of the NASU
On the 19th of July 2021 the solemn ceremony of the establishment of the Association of Academic Cooperation “Academ.City”, The respective Memorandum was signed by the scientific institutions of the National Academy of Sciences. The whole ceremony was hosted by Kyiv Academic University. The Memorandum was signed by the 12 institutes of NAS of Ukraine and KAU in the presence of then Acting President of the NAS of Ukraine Serhii Pirojkov.
Representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and of Kyiv City State Administration were also present at the ceremony.
Creation of the Kyiv Academic University Science and Technology Center
In August 2021 Kyiv Academic University received a grant from the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine within the “Ukrainian regional Development Support'' program. This grant gave us the possibility to create the KAU Science and Technology Center, which will be the main developer of the Academ.City Science and Technology Park project.