Across all verticals, Ukrainian startups are at the forefront of innovation, creating commercial, scalable product offerings that solve real-world problems. Here are 10 Ukrainian startups to watch:
Currently, many people in Ukraine lack proper access to healthcare providers.
For patients with diabetes, this disruption means shortages in essential medication to control blood sugar levels and undiagnosed and untreated conditions usually associated with diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy (DR).
Startup CheckEye is developing an AI-powered cloud-based technology to detect diabetic retinopathy.
In December, it rolled out a mobile solution to organise DR screening for patients with diabetes and their relatives with the help and support of the Ukrainian Diabetes Federation and The Filatov Institute for Eye Diseases.
Photographs can be taken anywhere – from optic retailers to pharmacies – by non-medical staff and uploaded to the system for diagnosis.
Carbominer has developed modular Direct Air Capture carbon removal technology. Its hardware uses intermittent renewable energy to effectively capture diluted carbon dioxide from the air and convert it into pure CO2 that is pumped into greenhouses.
CO2 injections are a common routine for indoor agriculture, as it helps promote plant growth by 25-35 percent but traditionally use climate-intensive methods.
Carbominer plans to sell locally captured carbon dioxide to greenhouses growers and vertical farmers to help switch to a sustainable growth cycle.
Module House has developed and implemented a unique technology for assembling modular structures.
Manufacturing, delivery, installation and connection of each house takes just four months. Then each completed house is transported to its final location.
Since 2016, the company has produced and installed more than 60 modular facilities.
Deus Robotics develops autonomous sorting robotics for warehouse and manufacturing facility logistics.
The robots navigate using LIDAR, and quick response (QR) tags for easy navigation through facilities and can sort materials and move goods to their correct location. Their use reduces the need for manual labour, which is especially important during worker shortages.
Come Back Mobility
Come Back Mobility has developed a smart tip for rehabilitation equipment like crutches and walking sticks that provide weight-bearing real-time feedback to assist patients in maintaining correct partial weight-bearing.
As part of a medical rehabilitation program, a doctor monitors how the patient loads the injured leg via an app, addresses patient concerns, and adapts the program to the patient’s needs.
Home security is something you never think about until it's too late. G-MAK has developed a novel way to secure your home, office, safe, or another vessel. It has developed a portable, autonomous device with a difference.
Besides the use of built-in motion sensors and an anti-intrusion system, its hardware emits thick fog, powerful stroboscopic flash and multi-tone siren sound upon detecting an intruder.
The Credit Thing
The Credit Thing is a form of personal finance that works like a credit card on your mobile. It's great for people who want to build or improve their credit records as well as those new to the UK (the company’s current HQ) who need a bank account.
Fiway provides internet connectivity for vehicles on the move, including buses, cars, and boats. It uses its turnkey equipment, such as antennas, channel duplication, and cloud analytics, which makes it possible to offer commercial services and connectivity as a competitive advance to private providers such as bus and car fleet operators.
Mindly is a Kyiv-founded startup which connects clients to licensed therapists through an end-to-end mental health platform for online therapy that offers AI-powered patient care and clinical admin automation. It currently works to supplement paid clients with free services for those unable to pay.
Amidst the full-scale invasion by Russia, Ukrainian startups have continued to fundraise successfully over the last year. Here are some noteworthy examples.
Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, and Zika cause over 500,000 deaths annually. Mosqitter hardware acts like an open-air baited trap. It signals mosquitos via smell, heat, UV light, and the release of carbon dioxide to come close and then sucks them up to their death. This disrupts their breeding cycle and reduces their prevalence.
The company is also developing a global monitoring system to track mosquito activity and predict mosquito-borne diseases outbreak.
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