On September 23, 2018, a ceremony of awarding the winners of the 6th All‑Ukrainian Children's Drawing Contest UKRAINE OF THE FUTURE took place in the Ukrainian House in the Khreshchatyk Street. The largest Ukrainian children's creative contest was held for the sixth year in a row with the initiative and financial support of the Initiative for the Future — Igor Iankovskyi Charity Foundation, which is dedicated to innovation and scientific and technological progress this year.
On April 25, 2018 at the conference hall #13 located at iForum 2018, the winners of Ukraine’s first Biomedical Startups Competition MBioS Challenge, held by Innovation House and Borsch Ventures, supported by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, were announced. iForum, SANOFI, Ukrainian Medical Association of the United Kingdom (UMAUK), and American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine were the competition partners.
On November 6, 2017, an art exhibition of the winners of the Children's Drawings Competition "Ukraine through children eyes" was opened at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, which was held by the Igor Iankovskyi All-Ukrainian Charity Foundation "Initiative for the Future" for 5 years.
The interaction of scientists and business in Ukraine is a very topical issue of our time. Igor Iankovskyi, philanthropist and businessman, founder of the Charity Foundation "Initiative for the Future", has been paying attention to this issue for a long time. On November 06, 2017 Igor Mykolaevych will participate in the discussion "Science, business, and innovations. What is the main?". During the round table with the participation of scientists and businessmen, we will find answers to the question of what innovation is, what innovations are of interest to business; are ready investors to invest in high-tech projects; and who has the first to start a dialogue - business or academics?
At the contest program of the jubilee of the 70th International Film Festival in Locarno (Switzerland), two Ukrainian films participated at once: Pavel Ostrikov's short film "Vypusk '97" and the Ukrainian-Italian film directed by Andrea Magnani "Easy". And both of these films received awards at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.
For the second year in a row, Igor Iankovskyi National Charity Foundation in cooperation with NGO “National organization for IDPs” provides recreational vacations for young citizens of Ukraine, who found themselves in the conflict zone of Eastern Ukraine and the Crimea and have the status of the Internally Displaced Persons. Due to the financial support of Igor Iankovskyi Charity Foundation “Initiative for the Future”, on the 14th of July 2017 the first group of 45 children aged from 7 to 15 years kick-started their journey to children’s camp “ZMINA”, situated in Borodianskyi district of Kyiv region. The next turn starting from the 10th of August will accommodate one more group of 45 children.
At the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which has ended in Czech Republic, a film by Petro Bebyak “The Line” (producers Andriy Yermak and Wanda Adamik Hrycova) of Ukraine and Slovakia, presented in the main contest, has been awarded by Crystal Globe for the best director’s job. This is the first award of the kind for Ukrainian cinema-makers in many years. Amid Slovak actors, renowned Ukrainian masters of the stage – Rimma Ziubina, Stanislav Boklan and Oleksandr Piskunov have played in the film.
The pension reform is being actively discussed in Ukraine, one of the main subjects of which is the age of retirement. The majority of citizens are against its increasing and the government is trying to balance – tries to cut the Pension fund’s deficit while leaving the age of retirement unchanged.
Last year Ukrainian government launched the most challenging, yet crucial medical and pension reforms. Large-scale social transformations are always painful: people are not ready to accept the new reality and reformers to explain the essence of the reform. Meanwhile, one of the spheres that have required a major update for a long time, experienced surface alterations so far. I mean the reform of secondary education.
Everybody is concerned by health issues: that’s why medicine will always be a fruitful field for the innovations. Nowadays it is being talked about 3D-printing of human organs. Fair enough, but the technology is only being tested, without massive application. Simultaneously, the field of early disease detection is being developed based on Big Data and artificial intellect possibilities.