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  • Innovative military developments: Ukrainian miltech startups pitch their products in new episode of Cabinet of Startups of Ukraine
    Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, posted 01 March 2023 17:50

    Ukrainian miltech startups continue to pitch business ideas in a joint YouTube project of the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Innovation Development Fund, the Cabinet of Startups of Ukraine. In a new episode, three more startups presented their developments to Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov and co-founder and managing partner of the innovative company DroneUA Valerii Yakovenko.

    “Technology plays a crucial role in modern warfare and gives an advantage on the battlefield. Therefore, the development of military-tech is one of our top priorities. Thanks to the work of the Innovation Development Fund managed by the Ministry of Digital Transformation, Ukrainian startups can implement revolutionary ideas that will save thousands of lives and help to effectively defeat the enemy. This experience of military innovation is important not only for Ukraine but for the whole world. I am convinced that after the victory, Ukrainian miltech developments would reach the international level,” said Mykhailo Fedorov.

    The startups presented their ideas in an elevator of the Cabinet of Ministers building. They had only the time needed to get from the ground floor to the tenth floor to interest the hosts and prove the value of their products.

    “Today, Ukraine has the highest concentration of both innovative developments and technologically savvy, ideological professionals. Moreover, it holds the position of a global hub for high-tech startups, which have a unique opportunity to undergo practical training at the idea stage. We cannot lose this moment. This is a chance for Ukraine to take a leading position as an exporter of advanced solutions and developments. And not only in the field of miltech. That is why the state’s support is critical right now,” said Valerii Yakovenko.

    Three military developments were presented in the new episode:

    Griselda – a software system for collecting, systematizing and analyzing intelligence from open and closed sources.

    Khyzhak (Predator) – an infantry tactical system that increases the effectiveness of a machine gunner in modern mobility combat. The system significantly increases the ammunition capacity of the machine gun and provides automatic ammunition supply. The machine gunner does not have to reload the weapon frequently.

    ST1 – an autonomous drone for searching and marking explosive items. The drone speeds up the demining process and saves the lives of deminers. The drone can be used on any terrain. Unlike demining vehicles, it is cheaper, faster and more maneuverable.

    In late January, the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Innovation Development Fund launched a joint project, the Cabinet of Startups of Ukraine. It has become a new platform for promoting Ukrainian IT products, primarily miltech developments.