The 2017 New Europe 100 is the fourth annual list of central and eastern Europe’s brightest and best citizens who are changing the region’s societies, politics or business environments and displaying fresh approaches to prevailing problems. The aim is to raise the profile of the changemakers in emerging Europe and to build connections among those in the vanguard.

The individuals from 14 countries were selected by Res Publica, the Warsaw-based journal; Google; the state-supported Visegrad Fund promoting integration within central Europe; and the Financial Times.

Ukraine

Max Gerbut, Julia Gerbut

Founders of PassivDom, which makes 3D-printed, solar-powered houses. The house generates enough solar energy to cover all heating and cooling, as well as running appliances.

Roman Zinchenko

Cleantech advocate and co-founder of Greencubator, an organisation that promotes energy efficiency.

Irina Prokofieva

Co-founder of Make me better, a non-profit project to provide mentoring for people at the start of their careers.

Nataliya Gumenyuk

Head of Ukrainian independent TV channel and media platform Hromadske. Vitalii Moroz Head of New Media at Internews, a non-profit organisation that trains journalists.

Andrii Karpiuk

Founder of BIOsens, which makes an IoT biosensor to detect mycotoxins in food.

Rustem Akishbekov, Anna Iarotska

Creators of Robo Wunderkind, a robot that teaches children from the age of five upwards how to code.

Link: https://www.ft.com/content/10da5832-ce4b-11e7-9dbb-291a884dd8c6