On August 12, Kyiv hosts the International Defense Investment Forum, dedicated to the search for new directions for the development of Ukraine's defense industry. The Forum is held on the site of the X Festival of Innovative Projects "Sikorsky Challenge 2021: Ukraine and the World", devoted to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence in pursuance of the Decree of the President of Ukraine.
At the opening of the event, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleg Uruskyi said: "This year's event is designed to unite under one roof, in addition to scientists and young inventors, producers and consumers of products, potential investors aimed to form proper communication and effective cooperation".
The Deputy Prime Minister also noted that "Ukraine has a strong scientific and technical potential and a promising young generation, the stimulation and development of which today ensures the future of our state."
According to him, within the framework of the Forum participants have the opportunity to get acquainted with a number of investment projects, the successful implementation of which would be useful for improving defense capabilities, development of defense-industrial and technological potential, as well as export opportunities of our country.
The organizer of the International Defense Investment Forum is the Ministry for Strategic Industries of Ukraine.
The co-organizers of the event were: National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (NTU "KPI" named after Igor Sikorsky); Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (MoD); Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA); Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MES); State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSA); State Concern "Ukroboronprom" (SC "Ukroboronprom"); Public Union "League of Defense Enterprises of Ukraine"; Public Union "Association of Manufacturers of Weapons and Military Equipment of Ukraine"; Union of Employers' Organizations "National Association of Defense Industry Enterprises of Ukraine"; National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NAS); State Innovative Financial And Credit Institution.
The Forum gathered together representatives of state authorities of Ukraine, diplomatic corps, Ukrainian and foreign investors from more than twenty countries, innovation clusters of cities/regions, members of international offices of the innovation ecosystem "Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine", heads of enterprises in the defense industry.
The event is held at: Sikorsky Challenge 2021, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, 37 Peremohy Avenue, Kyiv.