Monthly Archives: May 2017

South Korea plans to invest in 4G and 5G development in Ukraine

South Korea plans to invest in 4G and 5G development in Ukraine

The Republic of Korea announced plans to invest in the development of digital infrastructure for 4G and 5G network capability in Ukraine. This was reported by the Press Service of the Ministry of Economic Development after the meeting of First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv with Korean Ambassador Li Yang Gu and representatives ... Read More
 
The Eurovision in Ukraine was an exercise in soft power

The Eurovision in Ukraine was an exercise in soft power

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS / UNITED KINGDOM – Eurovision 2017, held in Kyiv, may have lacked overt politicisation when it came to the performances showcased on stage, especially in comparison to previous years. But as Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz argues, the contest nevertheless delivered a carefully constructed ideological message about Ukraine’s European aspirations and its pride in ... Read More
 
Smart agriculture in Ukraine: IT innovations for sustainable farming

Smart agriculture in Ukraine: IT innovations for sustainable farming

Ukrainian start-ups are rushing to stake out the most profitable market niches in the agricultural sector, while venture investors foretell a bright future for agro-technologies, though showing no haste to invest in them. Meanwhile, some agro-corporations are already building their businesses on IT solutions of local developers. So, what is going on in the agtech ... Read More
 
Ukraine and Turkey to Collaborate on UAV Development

Ukraine and Turkey to Collaborate on UAV Development

Ukraine and Turkey are preparing expansion of defense cooperation. The sides seek to establish cooperate in creation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), including unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV), the press service of the Ukroboronprom State Concern has reported. At the 13th International Defense Industry Fair IDEF 2017 held in Istanbul on May 9 through May ... Read More
 
Four worthy tech companies from Ukraine and how they did It

Four worthy tech companies from Ukraine and how they did It

This month online service Grammarly has raised 110 million dollars. It is the biggest record level of investment for the Ukrainian company and a sign that Ukrainian projects continue to conquer the global tech world. According to the recent report “Ukraine Dealbook,“ the total venture investments in Ukrainian startups increased 237% year-over-year from 2014-2015, after ... Read More
 
8 Striking IoT Smart Devices Made In Ukraine

8 Striking IoT Smart Devices Made In Ukraine

Petcube and Branto aren’t the only Ukrainian gadgets. This article will tell you more about a window blind with solar batteries, a key to all lockers, a voice mask that allows to speak in private, lucid dreams generator and a lot of other amazing inventions waiting in the wings. Cardiomo Roman Bielkin invented a device capable ... Read More
 
Ukrainian Railways plans five-year investment program

Ukrainian Railways plans five-year investment program

Ukraine’s state-owned JSC Ukrzaliznytsia railways operator has presented its five-year development strategy for 2017-21, which includes investment of UAH 130 billion to UAH 150 billion, and the formation of five business sectors: freight transport and logistics, passenger transport, infrastructure, traction services, manufacturing and services, according to the Railway Gazette. In the freight sector, Ukrzaliznytsia plans ... Read More
 
New public-private agency to incubate defense technologies in Ukraine

New public-private agency to incubate defense technologies in Ukraine

Last month saw the launch of the Innovations Development Platform (IDP),  Ukraine’s first agency dedicated to the incubation and development of innovative defense projects. Inspired by Israel’s Chief Scientist’s Office, this public-private partnership initiative aims to bring together developers, experts and investors “to develop innovations for the Ukrainian army and foreign partners in transparent commercial conditions.” Developers with the ... Read More
 
What does Eurovision mean for Ukraine?

What does Eurovision mean for Ukraine?

Ukraine is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time after Jamala won the competition last year in Stockholm, Sweden. What does hosting the contest mean to Ukrainians? Rehearsals are underway in Kyiv ahead of the live broadcasts of the Eurovision Song Contest. This is Ukraine’s second time that it has hosted the competition ... Read More