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Event ID:  17513
Contact Name:  Sergiy Vakarin
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Organization:  UMAKO Suzirya, UkraineIS et al.
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Dates:  3rd October 2017 to 5th October 2017
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Type:  Public
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Country:  Ukraine
City:  Kyiv
Event Name:  CosmoHack & Space and Future Forum
Event Description:  The first CosmoHack in the world is the anti-hackathon where young space enthusiasts coming from different countries and backgrounds will get a chance to develop their research and applied project proposals based on the insights from the speakers. Best proposals will be selected for implementation and receive support from the powerful organizations. The CosmoHack will be launched in Kyiv, Ukraine at the Space and Future International Youth Forum intended to create a new integration platform of the future in Space. Over 500 participants from more than 20 countries are expected to participate in the Forum and the CosmoHack on 3-5 October 2017, including enthusiasts of aerospace projects and research, space youth from 14 to 45 years old, scientists, thinkers, business and public figures that participate in development and implementation of modern space science, technology and policies. Organizers Ukrainian Aerospace Youth Association Suzirya, UkraineIS (Ukraine Information Society), Ukrainian Center for Creativity Development Lileya, Ukrainian-Norwegian Bridge
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Report on the Results:  The world’s first CosmoHack was launched during the International Youth Space and Future Forum in Kyiv, Ukraine on October 3-5, 2017. Greetings to the Forum were received from NASA and ESA staff, astronauts from the United States, South Korea and other countries, international space entrepreneur Rick Tumlinson, aerospace organizations from Japan, Italy, Malaysia, Uganda and Singapore. The Forum speakers included first astronaut of independent Ukraine Leonid Kadenyuk, engineers of the KB Pivdenne Bureau, Canadian Ukrainian information scientist and futurist Dr Irina Sevbo-Biletska, Full Member of the Club of Rome Garry Jacobs (India), South Pole explorer Monty Myrtle (USA), Vice President of KPI University Mykhailo Ilchenko (Ukraine), Director of Maple Education Cyrus Haghighi (Canada), blogger Valentin Gadenoff (Sweden), entrepreneur Miguel Reynolds Brandao (Portugal), writer Lyubomyr Deresh (Ukraine). Chairman of the State Space Agency of Ukraine Pavlo Dehtyarenko, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Oleksandr Yarema and other officials addressed the Forum. CosmoHack started at KPI’s Sikorsky Challenge premises where young enthusiasts worked in Teams of the Future on research and applied project proposals. On 5 October the CosmoHack, which was conducted by Sergiy Vakarin and Andrii Miroshnychenko, continued at the Star Hall of the Planetarium. Since the time for preparation of projects was limited, both ready-made projects as well as those that were formulated at the CosmoHack were admitted for participation and the presentations. These projects included space settlements, 3d -printed rockets, sound waves in outer space research, unique art projects and much more. To assess the level of preparedness of existing projects, a jury was formed including Leonid Kadenyuk, Cyrus Haghighi, Scientific Secretary of the Board of the Knowledge Society of Ukraine Vasyl Vasylashko, senior lecturer of the Department of Criminalistics of the Belarus State University Yaroslau Kot, as well as a Kyiv high school student Maksym Palladin, descendant of Academician Palladin. After the speeches, Yaroslav Kot named the teams with most well-prepared projects – according to the majority of the jury, they included the presentations of the KB Pivdenne Bureau’s team, the international Space Village cultural project (Lyalya Lisovska, Tetiana Kyianytsya et al.) and Belarus-Ukraine space law portal idea. Cyrus Haghighi noted that many teams needed to improve their presentation skills. In addition, it is important to strike the balance of speeches and visual materials taking into account the time limit – although this requires more time, which many participants did not have. Sergiy Vakarin emphasized the importance of the CosmoHack principles. The goal of the two-day work was not just to take part with the finished projects, but to develop new project proposals. The international team on the Future of High-tech and Education (Oleksiy Planida, Maria Beletski and Boris Godlevsky) was awarded the grand prize from the organizer UkraineIS with UAH 5000 cash award for initial project development. The team received the prize for the most promising project that was developed directly at the CosmoHack. Although CosmoHack was not really designed as a competition but rather as a platform for the birth of projects. The Cosmohack teams received memorable gifts from writer Oles Berdnyk’s daughter and Sergiy Vakarin. Sergiy Yatskov summed up the CosmoHack outcomes. He noted that from the point of view of the organizers, all the teams did a very good job. It is very important that so many teams of different ages, with different backgrounds, but united by their space passion, joined the CosmoHack. CosmoHack teams will work on their projects after the event. Some projects already received sponsor funding.
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