November 25, 2023, Kyiv


International Investment Forum for Innovation

This investment forum aims to create a platform for meeting and exchanging ideas between innovative entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives and other interested parties. The forum will contribute to the attraction of investments in innovative projects in Ukraine, the support of startups, as well as the promotion of the exchange of experience and knowledge for the further development of the country

Speakers of the forum:

Emmanuel Lowe

Swiss family office investing in SportTech, Ai, CyberTech

Maria Shevchuk

CEO IT Ukraine Association

Taras Kyrychenko

General partner Toloka VC

Andrew Zinchuk

Experienced Ukrainian entrepreneur, investor, ecosystem builder, and startup advisor. Founding Partner at ZAS Venture

Andreas Lymberis

European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

Maxim Prokhorov

CEO & Co-Founder at PLATMA, Founder Platma.Academy

Andriy Dubas

President of the Association of Ukrainian Banks

Leon Eisen

Ph.D., an inventor, serial entrepreneur, and keynote speaker, chairs Oxitone Medical and WBAF Senator.

Daria Yanieva

Investment director of Sigma Software Labs

Serhiy Tsivkach

СЕО UkraineInvest

Taras Holub

Advisor to the Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine

Andriy Dligach

Founder of the Advanter Group of companies and the international Board business community, co-founder of the Center for Economic Recovery.

Olena Orlyuk

Head of the Ukrainian National Intellectual Property and Innovation Office

Lukasz Wawak

Polish Ukrainian Startup Bridge, Poland

Andriy Nosok

Managing Director of Dragon Capital, Direct Investments

Oksana Krukevych

Head of the Expert Group on Innovation Development of the Science and Innovation Directorate of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

Gennadiy Chyzhikov

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine.

Dan Pasko

Founding Partner of Diligent Capital Partners. Diligent Capital Partners

Vitaly Laptenok

СEO в Flyer One Ventures

Anna Gladstein

Head of International Trade and European Integration of the USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine program

Ihor Taranov

Head of the Department “Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine”

Jaco Cilliers

UNDP Resident Representative to Ukraine

Expected results:

This forum aims to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in Ukraine, promote investment in important industries and support the growth of young startups. After the forum, it is expected that agreements will be signed, partnerships will be concluded, and the implementation of specific projects will begin, which will contribute to the innovative development of Ukraine and strengthen its position on the world market.

Exchange of experience

The forum will focus on the exchange of ideas, advanced technologies and best practices in the field of innovation. Innovators and startups will be able to present their ideas and projects to investors and experts.

Business zones and innovation exhibition

The forum will provide an opportunity for companies and startups to demonstrate their innovative products and solutions at the exhibition. Business zones will be a place for partner meetings and negotiations.

International speakers

Invitation of leading international experts, investors and representatives of successful companies to provide their own insights and experience in the field of innovation.

Panel discussions

Conducting panel discussions on current topics related to innovation, technological development, investment and sustainability. Experts from different fields will discuss ways of cooperation to achieve common goals.

Investment Forum

A special section for investors, where promising investment opportunities of Ukrainian projects will be presented. Meetings of investors with innovators and entrepreneurs to discuss the terms of cooperation.

Speeches of honored guests

Government representatives, well-known entrepreneurs and global leaders will share their vision of the development of the innovative environment in Ukraine and their successful stories.

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Offline ticket

Online ticket

Event program


10:00 – 11:00

Registration, coffee, networking

11:00 – 11:10

Opening of the Forum

Welcome speech: Tetyana Kotenko, head of the NGO “Strategy of the Future”

11:00 – 11:20

Speeches of honored guests

Speech by the representative of the donor and the representative of the UNDP

11:20 – 11:40

Presentation of the investment program for the restoration of Ukraine

Why should you invest in Ukraine? Investment attractiveness. Investment opportunities. Sectoral opportunities. Investment incentives.
Serhiy Tsivkach, СЕО UkraineInvest, Ukraine

11:40 – 12:45

Panel discussion

Investment climate in Ukraine
Moderator: Olena Malitska, CEO of ISE Group
Maria Shevchuk, Executive Director of IT Ukraine Association, Ukraine;
Serhiy Tsivkach, СЕО UkraineInvest, Ukraine;
Andrii Nosok – Managing Director of Dragon capital, direction – direct investments;
Taras Golub, adviser to the Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, Ukraine;
Andrii Dligach – Founder of the Advanter Group of companies and the international Board business community, co-founder of the Center for Economic Recovery;
Hennadiy Chizhikov – President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine
Olena Orlyuk – Head of the Ukrainian National Office of Intellectual Property and Innovation, Doctor of Law, Professor of the Department of Intellectual Property and Information Law of Taras Shevchenko KNU.

12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:10

Dynamics and trends of startups 2024: the view of investors

Leon Eisen, venture partner of Network.VC (USA), GVI Venture Investments, Austria;

14:10 – 15:30

Panel discussion

Exchange of investment experience, new ideas” (international and Ukrainian investors already investing in Ukraine)
Moderator: Olena Malitska, CEO ISE Group, Ukraine;
Emmanuel Lowe, Swiss family office investing in SportTech, AIi, CyberTech, Switzerland-Ukraine’;
Dan Pasko, Diligent Capital Partners, Ukraine;
Maxim Prokhorov, CEO & Co-Founder at PLATMA, Founder Platma.Academy, Ukraine;
Taras Kirichenko, General Partner of TOLOKA VC, Ukraine;
Andriy Zinchuk, Founding Partner at ZAS Venture, Ukraine;
Vitaly Laptenok, CEO at Flyer One Ventures, Ukraine;
Daria Yanieva, investment director at Sigma Software, Ukraine;

15:30 – 15:50

Coffee break, networking

15:50 – 16:00

Speech “Support programs for innovative SMEs from the European Commission and the European Innovation Council (EIC)”

Greg Ambroziewicz, Deputy Head of Unit Eur opean Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), Established by the Eur opean Commission, EU

16:00 – 17:10

Panel discussion

Available opportunities for financing innovations in Ukraine” Representatives of grant programs, USAID, GIZ, UNDP, European Commission, banks, big business)
Moderator: Olena Malitska, CEO of ISE Group
Anna Gladshtein – head of the direction of international trade and European integration, e-commerce and expansion of economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs, USAID program “Competitive Economy of Ukraine”;
representative of the UNDP program;
representative of GIZ programs;
Greg AMBROZIEWICZ, Deputy Head of Unit European Innovation Council and Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EISMEA), established by the European Commission, EU;
Andriy Dubas, President of the Association of Ukrainian Banks, Ukraine;
Lukash Vavak, Polish Ukrainian Startup Bridge, Poland;

17:10 – 17:40

Startup case – pitching of 10 innovative projects in the following directions:

AI – artificial intelligence. Robotic financial assistant programs. Cyber security and blockchain technology. Digital education. Augmented and virtual reality. HealthTech. GreenTech
Moderator: Olena Malitska (CEO ISE Group)


Final word

Natalia Lymonova, head of the NGO “Digital Future of Education”

17:10 – 17:40




With Ukraine in the heart… promo video


Opening event

Opening of the First International Innovative Investment Forum INVESTinUA, speeches of honored guests – stream


Panel discussion

“Investment climate in Ukraine” – stream


International online dialogue

“Investments in Ukraine during the war”


Panel discussion

“Exchange of investment experience, new ideas” stream


Panel discussion

“Available opportunities for financing innovations in Ukraine”


Startup case

Pitching of innovative projects by direction

Startup case

Zeeon is a toolkit infrastructure as a service for game developers to help them create immersive experiences faster and within smaller budget.

S. Lab – An ecological packaging solution that consists of only two plant components: agricultural waste and mycelium.

Numo is an AI-powered support and productivity platform for 350M adults with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). 550k ARR, 4,5k paying users (US, СA, UK, AU, EU)

Drill is an exclusive educational app for training in secure weapon handling, survival tactics, and first aid. Guided by the expertise of Ukrainian military professionals we aimed at promoting a culture of responsible firearm usage

Pharmaceutical AI for updating R&D databases in real time with high-quality structured data

MELT WATER CLUB – The world’s most advanced water purification technology and device for home and business.

Partners and Sponsors

Organizers of the forum:

Official media support is included in the price of tickets and is covered by informational membership for participation in the Forum

Accommodation of guests

The event will be held within the framework of the international cooperation project ReACT4UA (“Application and implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine in the sphere of trade”), funded by the German government. The project is implemented by the German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine.