Vernadsky Challenge 2017, Initiated by Max Polyakov, and the Fate of Its Winners

Jan 30, 2018 by

Image credit: Vernadsky Challenge via Facebook

Vernadsky Challenge was held by Association Noosphere and its co-founder Max Polyakov for the first time in 2015. The number of participants of the Vernadsky Challenge as well as the number of innovations they propose is growing constantly from year to year. In 2017, 230 applications from startups were submitted, that perform research in scientific and technical developments, innovative technologies, and services. Furthermore, the competition attracted applications both from Ukraine and other countries like Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Israel, Armenia, India and the USA. The competition, organized by Association Noosphere along with its co-founder Max Polyakov, has reached an international level.

In 2017, all of the engineers who took part in the Vernadsky Challenge presented unusually innovative startups. Among these technological ideas, the audience and the judges, headed by Max Polyakov emphasized 3 really promising projects: Cubomania, Cardiomo and CloviTek. Let’s take a look at these projects and ascertain what has become of them.

First place went to Cubomania that provides a product for interactive, children’s educational blocks and construction toys. They allow children to develop various basic skills (logic, math, financial literacy). After their victory at the Vernadsky Challenge 2017, Cubomania continued to take an active part in various startup competitions and conferences, such as the fourth Ukrainian battle of startups “The time to grow a horn” (where they won the first place), Innovation Market, Startup Competition at the Lviv IT Arena.They also got the People’s Choice award at UVCA Challenge CES-Edition 2018.

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Image credit: Vernadsky Challenge via Facebook

It is also worth noting that Association Noosphere with its co-founder Max Polyakov have a common goal with Cubomania — to help children develop their skills and abilities as they are going to build our technological future. Entrepreneur Max Polyakov (Макс Поляков) has also introduced new EOS Platform.

Second place was won by Cardiomothe first consumer health monitoring system. It has features like monitoring heart rate, cardio stress level, vital energy activity, and activity, including steps taken, etc. This team is also making its move to the international market. For example, only in December, 2017 Cardiomo was featured on air at CNN Global in Las Vegas together with three more startups from CES-2018 and a bit later Ksenia Belkina, co-founder of Cardiomo, has won Techstars pitch competition at the Springboard Enterprises’ The Dolphin Tank Girls’ Lounge event and got for her team a 30-day guaranteed placement on Amazon.com Exclusive and $5,000 worth of credits from Twilio, a cloud communications platform.

And the third place at VC-2017 was won by CloviTek. They made a device which can be connected to any audio source and sends an audio stream via Wi-Fi and can be used by multiple people throughout a house. CloviTek has conquered the world market successfully and was named CES 2018 Innovations Awards Honoree.

Max Polyakov mentioned that many changes occur in all spheres of scientific and technical research and there are still many unrealized opportunities that will impact the world. The Vernadsky Challenge helps young and prospective bright minds take a step towards their development and worldwide fame.

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