The winner of the Global Impact Challenge will secure a full sponsorship to attend the prestigious Global Solutions Program at Singularity University, in California

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Singularity University, together with SingularityU Kyiv Chapter will hold the Global Impact Challenge in Ukraine for the first time. The winner of this challenge will secure a full sponsorship to attend a 10-week Global Solutions Program (GSP) in summer, 2017, on the campus of NASA Ames Research Center, at the Silicon Valley.

 The purpose of the SingularityU Ukraine Global Impact Challenge is to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in Ukraine, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.

Global Solutions Program (GSP) is a 10-week immersive, residential experience at Singularity University’s campus at NASA Research Park in Mountain View, CA. GSP finds the absolute best minds on the planet and empowers them to leverage exponential technology and entrepreneurial tools to develop moonshot innovations addressing humanity’s grand challenges.

SingularityU Kyiv Chapter, the organizer of the Challenge in Ukraine, opens the admission to the Global Impact Challenge Ukraine 2017 (GIC UA 2017) on February, 1. This year, for the first time, we are ideally looking for applicants who have the skills and passion to develop a moonshot idea and launch a startup company that addresses climate change, although we will also accept outstanding applicants who have other areas of expertise or choose to innovate in other fields.

Climate change is a broad focus area that includes many areas ripe for innovation. For example, if you’re developing sustainable food sources or alternative energy sources, developing governance models for policy, or focused on issues such as biodiversity or water access, you already fall within the climate change theme and should definitely apply.

Applicant Criteria

– You need to develop an idea or a project that leverages technologies and would solve the global problems of the climate change

– The challenge is open to residents and citizens in Ukraine

– You must be age 21 or older on the first day of the GSP (June, 17)

– Must be fluent in written and spoken English

– Able to participate for the entire GSP17 program (June, 17 – August, 17)

The winner of the challenge will be chosen on the first week of April, 2017, and will participate in a 10-week Global Solutions Program (GSP) in summer, 2017, at the Silicon Valley.

The admission is open until March,1, 2017.

The Challenge is held in partnership with the Ukrainian network of energy innovations – Greencubator.

To apply:

Singularity University (SU) is the benefit corporation behind a global community of innovators who share a mission to solve the world’s greatest challenges. The SU Community is comprised of individuals, business, institutions, investors, and NGOs in over 80 countries. The SU platform is a unique combination of services that consists of educational programs in exponentially advancing technologies, as well as innovation programs to support collaboration and initiatives leveraging those technologies to positively impact billions of lives globally.

SingularityU Global embodies the community of Singularity University. Members of our community, including our alumni are at the forefront of driving ideas, impact, and change using exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges in their communities. Singularity University is a platform for education and action that is focused on understanding how exponential technology can be used to solve the Global Grand Challenges and leveraged to drive global impact. Singularity University is convening a global community of doers. SingularityU activities are designed in the spirit of Singularity University’s mission to empower our alumni community across the globe.

Global Impact Challenges are annual competitions held in partnership with sponsor organizations worldwide and organized by geography and theme. These competitions act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers with the most innovative ideas for positively impacting millions of lives locally and globally within the next 3-5 years. The winner of each competition is invited to attend the Global Solutions Program (GSP) free of charge.

NGO Greencubator ( is an ecosystem organization for sustainable entrepreneurship, low carbon innovations and green economy development in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Greencubator’s goal is to increase the number of green economy players and innovative companies in climate-positive sectors, help them attract investments and reach global and local competitiveness, thus shifting Ukraine’s economy to more sustainable and less carbon intensive route. Greencubator offers a platform for connecting energy talents and driving green entrepreneurship. For Ukraine’s green startups, social enterprises and sustainable innovators Greencubator opens business development, networking and investment opportunities. We also build energy and sustainability awareness by educating the society and the media about green economy opportunities and low-carbon innovations. They are committed to the sustainable economic development model, and focus their efforts on unlocking green economy opportunities for businesses (both mature and startups), municipalities and government stakeholders. To help entrepreneurs and start-ups, Greencubator is conducting hackathon, competitions, educational programs, and other activities for the development of the sector. Among the projects of NGO Greencubator are such energy hackathons us TeslaCamp, Hack4enery, SmartEnergy Hackathon, and SunnyDay; the cycle of Energy Efficient Universities conferences, “green issue” of Ukrainian business edition, EnergyCamp open-air camp; and other events. In 2016, Greencubator became a partner of ClimateLaunchpad and Start Up Energy Transition, released a series of video EnergyHeroes, and a film about the future of the Exclusion Zone “There is life here”. For the development of start-up ecosystem in Ukrainian cities, Greencubator also published the Ukrainian version of the StartupsCity, a book on StartupAmsterdam’s work methodology.

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