Seven Ukrainians among eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars
The challengers were selected by Res Publica, Google, Visegrad Fund and the Financial Times.
The 2017 New Europe 100 is the fourth annual list of central and eastern Europe’s brightest and best citizens who are changing the region’s societies, politics or business environments and displaying fresh approaches to prevailing problems, FT reports.
The aim is to raise the profile of the changemakers in emerging Europe and to build connections among those in the vanguard.
The following emerging stars represent Ukraine.
Max Gerbut, Julia Gerbut
Founders of PassivDom, which makes 3D-printed, solar-powered houses. The house generates enough solar energy to cover all heating and cooling, as well as running appliances.
Cleantech advocate and co-founder of Greencubator, an organization that promotes energy efficiency.
Co-founder of Make me better, a non-profit project to provide mentoring for people at the start of their careers.
Head of Ukrainian independent TV channel and media platform Hromadske.
Vitalii Moroz Head of New Media at Internews, a non-profit organization that trains journalists.
Founder of BIOsens, which makes an IoT biosensor to detect mycotoxins in food. Rustem Akishbekov, Anna Iarotska Creators of Robo Wunderkind, a robot that teaches children from the age of five upwards how to code.