Scientists of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" presented their work to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleh Uruskyy.
Oleg Uruskyy visited the KPI Situation Center, which has powerful server units and uses artificial intelligence with access to a global database, which analyzes the processes in society regarding events and forecasts the future depending on various objective factors.
This Situation Center is a platform that allows you to involve completely different experts for specific tasks and can provide real assistance in predicting the impact of individual events or policy decisions on society and its development.
Oleh Uruskyy said that one of the directions of reforms would be the establishment of a Ukrainian Defense Technology Agency, similar to the American DARPA, with the involvement of the Central Scientific Research Institute of Armaments and Military Equipment, the Section of Applied Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences and other scientific institutions and assured that one of the scientific KPI platforms can be involved in the activities. This initiative was fully supported by representatives of the Polytechnic University.
In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister got familiarized with unmanned aerial vehicles, satellite components and other technical products developed and manufactured with the participation of scientists, as well as with projects created with the assistance of the innovative ecosystem Sikorsky challenge, which can create a much-needed symbiosis of defense complex and the scientific community.
“The Sikorsky challenge platform is the platform we would like to use. In such a team of effective supporters of improving our defense capabilities, we can do much more and better demonstrate that apart from having an attractive export potential the defense industry is capable of satisfying a number of needs of Ukrainian customers," said Oleh Uruskyy.
For their part, the researchers noted that they had not observed any support and interest in cooperation for many years and thanked the Deputy Prime Minister for his interest in the work of technical universities, wished success in the development of industry and assured of their support.