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UNIT.City: first Ukrainian innovation park

UNIT.City: first Ukrainian innovation park

In recent years, Ukraine has been actively developing the innovation sphere, and Ukrainian start-ups and IT companies are known worldwide. According to IT companies, in 2016 the IT market amounted to $3 billion, which is 3.3% of Ukraine’s GDP in 2016. This area grows by 20,000 jobs annually. These growth rates can gradually match traditional ... Read More
 
Ukraine’s booming IT sector is good news despite the war

Ukraine’s booming IT sector is good news despite the war

A plain Soviet-era office block squats on a residential street in the beautiful historic city of Lviv, Ukraine. The lobby is dimly lit and there is no seating, only a stern guard who points to the elevator to access local software engineering firm N-iX. The doors part and the offices are an orange and white ... Read More
 
Ukraine Is Silently Leading A Digital Currency Revolution

Ukraine Is Silently Leading A Digital Currency Revolution

There’s a witticism sometimes used among Ukrainians: “may you be forced to survive only on your official salary.” The quip is both a tongue-in-cheek nod to the endemic corruption that is a daily, often necessary, reality of life in Ukraine and also emblematic of a certain self-effacing, survivalist mentality constituent to the national character. In ... Read More
 
Ukraine’s IT boom could speed up EU integration

Ukraine’s IT boom could speed up EU integration

Ukraine has a literacy rate of 99.7 percent, which is higher than most EU states June 2017 will mark the three-year anniversary of the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, and while the Eastern European state has taken major steps towards European integration, its progress has been slow. With the signing of the ... Read More
 
An end to overhearing annoying phone calls? This mask silences private conversations

An end to overhearing annoying phone calls? This mask silences private conversations

Abizarre black mask that blocks the sound of its wearer’s voice so nearby listeners can’t hear could be the latest way to protect your private phone calls – as well as silencing loudmouth colleagues. The Hushme, a device that fits around its user’s mouth and connects to a mobile for phone calls, claims to be able to ... Read More
 
Senstone Smart and Intelligent pendant that converts your voice into text

Senstone Smart and Intelligent pendant that converts your voice into text

Ukranian based programmers team came up with the idea to transform the user’s voice into notes. Senstone is a 21st century note taking device. The idea is basically a Kickstarter funded project of smart wearable device which makes it possible to convert user’s thoughts into text on the go. The idea is named as Senstone which ... Read More
 
Twelve Ukrainian IT companies make list of top 100 outsourcing companies in the world

Twelve Ukrainian IT companies make list of top 100 outsourcing companies in the world

Twelve Ukrainian information technology companies have won places on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) annual list of top tech firms, The Global Outsourcing 100. The 12 software developers listed are either subsidiaries of international tech companies that have research and development offices in Ukraine, or are purely local IT firms. The ranking includes ... Read More
 
Ukrainians build seamless 130-inch screens for gamers

Ukrainians build seamless 130-inch screens for gamers

Techie Anton Galyashinsky, 34, seems small when he stands among the three 130-inch screens he’s been developing for 18 months. He hopes these screens, which he’s hooked up to powerful computers, will be popular among avid gamers. Allocated to the premises of Kyiv Polytechnical University, the alma mater of thousands of tech people in Ukraine, Galyashinsky ... Read More
 
UVCA: aggregate estimate of Ukrainian product IT companies exceeds $2.5 bln

UVCA: aggregate estimate of Ukrainian product IT companies exceeds $2.5 bln

DAVOS. Jan 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The sector of Ukrainian product IT companies thanks to a rapid growth in recent years in terms of cost became comparable with the sector of outsourcing IT companies and has a significant potential of growth in the light of experience accumulated, the formation of an appropriate business environment and a ... Read More
 
Ukrainian IT industry employs 100,000 people

Ukrainian IT industry employs 100,000 people

The Ukrainian IT industry now employs 99,940 people — up from 89,300 last year — according to the latest report of DOU.UA, an authoritative industry resource. The figure includes programmers, QA specialists, project managers and other IT-related professionals. Almost half of these professionals live in Kyiv (Kiev). Others are inhabitants of such other major Ukrainian cities as Kharkiv (Kharkov), Lviv (Lvov), ... Read More