On May 27, 2017, Association Noosphere hosted the student innovation tournament “Best Deviсe For FAI”. The tournament was dedicated to a specific tech challenge FAI is currently facing in Ballooning, which was tackled by six teams from the most prominent Ukrainian universities.
On June 3-4, the Meteor Sport Complex in Dnipro hosted one of the largest tech events in Ukraine, BestRoboFest 2017. As a festival of technology, innovation and robotics, this year’s event program included a variety of robot design competitions, presentations of modern technology solutions at expo-zone, the drone racing championship, open air action at art & play zones, and much more to see, participate in and enjoy.
On May 12, 2017, Association Noosphere joined with GDM Group hosted its first marketing tailored event, the Noosphere Marketing Conference (NooMa Conf). Inspired by Chan Kim’s “Blue Ocean” theory, organizers adopted an ocean theme to dive into the exciting world of marketing.
May 13, 2017 was a milestone for Ukrainian amateur rocketry, as the student team from Noosphere Engineering School landed in Washington D.C. and took part in The Team America Rocketry Challenge 2017 (TARC). Ukrainian rocketeers had never participated in such a large amateur rocketry challenge before.
April 29-30 marked the second NASA Space Apps Challenge in Ukraine. This year the global network of host cities was expanded to the city of Dnipro thanks to Association Noosphere, founded by Max Polyakov. Team Spacer from Dnipro worked their way into the Top10 in international voting and ended up taking a prestigious 8th place.
April 22 marked the finals of the third exciting engineering competition, Vernadsky Challenge 2017. After the prize fund was doubled to 2 million UAH in 2016, competition for the Vernadsky Challenge stiffened in 2017. This year’s competition finals were momentous for everyone involved as the legendary Mythbuster, Jamie Hyneman, attended the event.