Ukrainian Fund for startups has already started accepting applications. By the end of the year, selected projects will be given 40 million hryvnia (about $1.6 million) in funding. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Alexey Goncharuk at the briefing dedicated to the launch of receipt of applications.
The head of government called the new Fund a tool that allows the state to support start-UPS in the initial phase.
According to Goncharuk, for these purposes, the Fund will allocate 440 million hryvnia (over us $18 million). Part of the funds distributed in the current year, 240 million ($10 million) in 2020. Each team can receive up to $75 thousand.
The priorities are innovation projects, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, Big Data, software development and others.
Among the main criteria of selection of projects: only Ukrainian business in the initial stages of development focused on making a profit. Particular attention will be paid to the team.
The representative of the Fund Les Sevruk said that the state strives to distance itself from making decisions on applications:
«The Supervisory Board of the Fund only 2 of the 7 — state representatives, and other representatives of the market.»
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