Association Noosphere has hosted a number of social and scientific events through the support of Max Polyakov (Maxym Polyakov). These events are possible because of the cooperation of Association Noosphere with technology faculties of top Ukrainian universities. There work has elevated the potential of science and technological in Ukraine to the international level and made a significantly contribution to the Noosphere ideals.
AI Rush is a conference for data scientists, analysts, mathematicians, product managers and developers, what was initiated by Max Polyakov. Expert speeches cover AI and Big Data. AI Rush is the perfect platform for specialists to share their knowledge, explore the latest Data Science trends and learn best practices for AI implementation. The event has been attended by more than 300 participants from all over Ukraine. 10 experts, including Leonard Newnham from LoopMe London, and Michal Kosinski from Stanford University, shared their experience in AI, Digital Marketing and Big Data. Every participant benefited from the knowledge of the expert speakers, as well as having the chance to win valuable door prizes.
Copter Race is a competition of aerial navigation and speed - a formula 1 race for drones. Authorized by the FAI in 2017, the event is also a world cup stage in the F3U class. On top of the official aspect, it is also a family event. More than 40 participants from different countries, such as Ukraine, Switzerland, Poland, and Germany showed off their flying abilities at Copter Race 2017. Hosts of the event filled the program with freestyle drone shows, amateur flights and night races. Attendees of this event had the opportunity to visita number of workshops, participate in flying competitions and learn about modern aerial sports. The Copter Race competition was judged by two certified international judges.
BestRoboFest is one of the largest engineering shows in Ukraine, and a festival for innovations and robotics, supported by Maxym Polyakov. It is also a platform showcasing modern engineering achievements that allows people to design and test ideas themselves. At BestRoboFest 2017 more than 10 000 attendants from different Ukrainian cities competed in 5 competitions:
- Free Style
- Robo Sumo
- Robo Race
- Copter Race
Everyone had the opportunity to participate in various free activities. A lot of attention was given to the MonsterCarsUA - a do-it-yourself vehicle exhibition. Car creators used all their imagination to impress the BestRoboFest visitors.
MonsterCarsUA is a competition for crazy, custom vehicles that is held as part of the BestRoboFest festival, initiated by Max Polyakov. Any customized vehicles, including bikes, trikes, cars, trucks, choppers, and cruisers are welcome to take part in the competition. MonsterCarsUA fest was held the first time as part of BestRoboFest in 2017. It brought together 17 owners of monster vehicles who presented their extreme creations to the public and judges. The custom motorcycles from famous Ukrainian Teams such as ICM Iron Custom Motorcycles (Kharkov), and C-WAY (Dnepr) were presented among other participants of MonsterCarsUA 2017. One of the official parts of the competition was the presentation of a unique motorcycle, which set the world speed record on Lake Bonneville (USA) in August 2016. Beckman - the best cafe racer at the AMD World & European Championship of Custombike Building - 2016 was also presented at BestRoboFest 2017. The owners of the three best projects received cash prizes of: $5,000 for first place, $3000 for second place, $1,000 for third place.
NASA Space Apps Challenge Dnipro. Starting from 2012, this event has been held annually all over the world. The Space Apps Challenge is an international, 48-hour hackathon that is organized under NASA guidance and is aimed at fostering interest in space exploration. Max Polyakov’s team gatheres:
- innovators and enthusiasts
to participate in developing real solutions for NASA in Ukraine. The main idea of the event is to brainstorm creative ideas to solve space and exploration issues and find new global solutions. The city of Dnipro, Ukraine joined the NASA global network, thanks to Association Noosphere and Maxym Polyakov, in 2016. Moreover, the organizers of the global Nasa Space App Challenge 2017 announced that 25000 participants from 69 countries participated in the event, making last year’s hackathon the biggest one in its history.
NooMa Conference is AdTech conference and the first marketing events organized by Association Noosphere. It took part in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017. More than 200 visitors had the chance to learn about the latest trends in Affiliate Marketing, Video Marketing, Traffic Tracking, and Conversational Commerce. It dove into the depths of marketing. The event was organized with the support of Max Polyakov. The Nooma Conference had 2 streams: one for young specialists and one for experts. Speakers shared their experience using the latest marketing solutions in their spheres of work. All visitors had the chance to speak with representatives from various companies in order to discuss the latest trends in marketing and check out available vacancies in the Ukrainian job market.
The Noosphere Volley Beach IT Cup is an beach volleyball tournament between Ukrainian IT workers that was initiated by Maxym Polyakov. The main idea of the event is to build a strong and healthy IT community in Ukraine in order to draw the attention of the next generation to sports. Workers from IT companies and IT freelancers were allowed to participate in the tournament. At the Noosphere Volley Beach IT Cup 2017, 27 teams participated from 23 Ukrainian companies, startups and organizations. The tournament was held as a two-day competition. The first day was a round-robin, and the playoffs were held the following day.
The Vernadsky Challenge is an engineering startup competition founded by Max Polyakov and Dmitry Sholomko in 2015. The main goal is to support innovative projects and ideas, so they can make a difference and improve the world. The teams with the most promising ideas receive grant funding and expert advice from Noosphere Ventures. For 3 years, organizers received 574 applications from all over the world, chosen more than 10 winners, and granted 5 million UAH. Each year, participants present their cutting-edge projects in healthcare, medical device, robotics, agricultural machinery, alternative fuels, and other fields. Almost every Vernadsky Challenge winner over the years, such as Hideez, Cardiomo, CloviTek, Raccoon.World continues to successfully pitch their ideas at the international level.