Polyakov has also created and supports initiatives that promote science and knowledge both in Ukraine and globally. In 2014, Polyakov created the Noosphere Engineering School, NES, project, which combines scientific theory and practice. Each student has the freedom to create their own project and while participating in a "learning by doing" format under the guidance of experienced mentors and experts.
In 2015, Max Polyakov founded the Vernadsky Challenge which helps develop the global business environment and assists in helping to create more innovative inventions. Polyakov supports grants given to the best teams participating in the competition. This gives them the opportunity to develop their project and establish their companies.
Guided by Vernadsky's noosphere philosophy, Polyakov founded the organization Noosphere. Projects, startups and international companies have all come together as part of a single vision: Sharing Knowledge to create Technology for Humanity.
The product of such cooperation is numerous national and local initiatives in Ukraine aimed at spreading knowledge in the fields of technology and space sciences. These include the BestRoboFest engineering festival as well as national competitions, such as the Ukraine Rocket Challenge, the Yangel Cup, the Noosphere Space Summit, the Copter Race drone championship as well as other events. The organization is also working to improve the infrastructure of the city of Dnipro. Gagarin City Park was revitalized in 2019 and the modernization of the city’s planetarium is expected to be completed in 2020.