15th YES Annual Meeting: “The Next Generation of Everything” September 13 – 15, 2018

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The 15th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) – “The Next Generation of Everything” – was held on September 13-15, 2018 in Kyiv. Over 600 leading politicians, diplomats, businessmen, civil activists and experts from 28 countries took part in the conference organized by the international forum YES.

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 The discussions was focused on the future – on the groundbreaking changes that will have a profound impact on all aspects of life like never before. Which innovations will disrupt society, economy and politics? What major global challenges are ahead? What is the future of the United States, the EU, NATO, the Russian Federation? How to protect democracy against manipulation by outside powers and resist disinformation?

An important focus will be the implications of disruptive innovation for Ukraine; and on the other hand the specific challenges Ukraine is facing in its transformation process and with the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

Speakers of the forum included world-leading decision-makers, futurologists, historians, politicians, investors, security and media experts.

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Yalta European Strategy (YES)  introduced nightcap events for the participants of the 15th YES Annual Meeting to wind down at the end of the first conference day and discuss interesting topics in an informal atmosphere. YES invited leading politicians, opinion makers and business leaders to present their views on modern trends that define the world and Ukraine. The nightcaps were organized in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and America House, International Renaissance Foundation, Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter and the Atlantic Council, Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Embassy of the Republic of Estonia.

 YES Nightcap "Technology in a fast changing world. Ukraine’s contribution to the growth of the world tech ecosystem"

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Host: Western NIS Enterprise Fund

Speakers: professor Yury Gogotsi, Nano-technology scientist; Lenna Koszarny, CEO of Horizon Capital ; Yaroslav Azhniuk, CEO of Petcube; Pavel Vrzhesch, Co-Founder of Banda Agency;  Sergei Leschenko, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine

Moderator: Charles Whitehead, Director of the Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship program at Cornell Tech; Professor of Law, Cornell University

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How best to expand Ukraine’s growing innovative tech industry to the next level? What should be Ukraine’s future contributions to expanding the world’s tech ecosystem? This nightcap brought together some of the most prominent entrepreneurial thought leaders who are building and investing in successful world class companies in Ukraine. Participants got firsthand accounts from CEOs and top executives of such companies as Horizon Capital, Petcube, Banda Agency, professor Yury Gogotsi and Sergei Leschenko.

Professor Yury Gogotsi

Oleksiy Gogotsi (MRC) and professor Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University) at YES Nightcap 15.09.2018

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Thanks for the pictures to photographer Volodymyr Cheppel

Read more about YES on https://yes-ukraine.org

 

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second MXene COnference 2022, Drexel University, USA

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Sergiy Kyrylenko, Oleksiy Gogotsi, Ivan Baginskiy, Vitalii Balitskyi, Veronika Zahorodna, Yevheniia Husak, Ilya Yanko, Mykolay Pernakov, Anton Roshchupkin, Mykola Lyndin, Bernhard B. Singer, Volodymyr Buranych, Alexander Pogrebnjak, Oksana Sulaieva, Oleksandr Solodovnyk, Yury Gogotsi, Maksym Pogorielov, MXene-Assisted Ablation of Cells with a Pulsed Near-Infrared Laser. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 25, 28683–28696, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c08678

 
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Presenting our collaborative paper on recen advances in MXene research and their potential applications:

Pogorielov M, Smyrnova K, Kyrylenko S, Gogotsi O, Zahorodna V, Pogrebnjak A. MXenes—A New Class of Two-Dimensional Materials: Structure, Properties and Potential Applications. Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(12):3412. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11123412

 
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If you want to help and support the purchase of aid consignments, shipping cost to Ukraine and delivery within Ukraine to the places in nee, please donate

Our volunteersBig thanks to all our friends, partners, volunteers for help and their tireless work! We continue to help our defenders and deliver military equipment, humanitarian aid, tactical medicine and special medical supplies to units of Ukrainian Army, territorial defense and hospitals on the front line!

 
Delivering help to Ukraine from the USA, Europe, and the rest of the world!

3.jpg - 197.81 KbOur organization in Kyiv, Materials Research Center, is well aware of the needs in Ukraine now. Together with our partners, fellow Ukrainian scientists, we have organized a warehouse in Lviv, where we collect cargos and distribute them throughout Ukraine, with detailed reports confirming the delivery to the final destination, including photos of the transfer. We have transportation that can pick cargo in Poland and deliver it through a green corridor for humanitarian cargos at the Polish-Ukrainian border. 
We are ready to respond promptly, as required by the situation in Ukraine. If there are individuals, foundations or volunteer organizations willing to send help to Ukraine from Europe or the United States, we are ready to accept it in our warehouses, make collection or individual parties according to your request and pass them on to those in need. All humanitarian aid, first aid, and protective gear will be delivered to the final destination.
Please contact Dr. Oleksiy Gogotsi, MRC Director: Tel / Viber / WhatsApp / Telegram / Signal: + 380 63 233 2443, Cell phone in the USA: +1 808 203 8092, e-mail: helpukraine@mrc.org.ua
Being currently on a business trip in Philadelphia, the United States, we can meet with you in person, if needed.

 
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MRC Ukraine Foundation. Providing of military first aid medicine for the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine via volunteers. Specialized military first aid medical supplies were provided by the Special Forces Foundation, Green Berets Humanitarian Fund, USA

 
Delivering military first aid medicine from the Special Forces Foundation Green Beret Humanitarian Fund (GBHF) from the USA to territorial defences, army unit and 2 hospitals

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Delivering military first aid medicine from the Special Forces Foundation Green Beret Humanitarian Fund (GBHF) from the USA via the Kernel Volunteer Group for the Territorial Defense of Kyiv, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Voznesensk, as well as some military unit in Kyiv and Ternopil. Also part of medical supplies is transferred to hospitals in Krasnopillia in Sumy region and Voznesensk in Mykolaiv region

 

 
MRC Ukraine Foundation. Transfer of military first aid medicine at our hub in Lviv

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MRC Ukraine Foundation. Transfer of military first aid medicine at our hub in Lviv from the American Green Beret Humanitarian Fund for some military units.

 
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