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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
 
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
 
Ukraine: A house in 3D built in less than eight hours

Ukraine: A house in 3D built in less than eight hours

Ukrainian start-up Passivdom can build a house measuring a little over 35 square metres in around eight hours. This feat is primarily due to the use of a 3D printer, which prints out the roof, the floor and walls 20 centimetres thick in next to no time. Three models of ready-made houses Layer after layer, ... Read More
 
Made in Ukraine. TOP-10 of Ukrainian things that attracted international attention.

Made in Ukraine. TOP-10 of Ukrainian things that attracted international attention.

Grain, steel and sunflower oil have been recognized as the most famous goods of Ukrainian exports for centuries, but recently Ukraine’s reputation in the international arena has been growing thanks to outstanding achievements in information technology, high fashion, aviation, architecture and design. 1. Unmanned aerial vehicles. The Kiev company Drone.ua produces drones, which are sold ... Read More
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Ukrainian IT Industry: How to transform Ukraine’s brain drain into brain gain

Ukrainian IT Industry: How to transform Ukraine’s brain drain into brain gain

Returning IT entrepreneurs can help Ukraine to upgrade from breadbasket to brainbasket In February 1992 my former employer, Digital Equipment of Canada, moved me to Kyiv to develop its IT business from scratch. At the time, DEC was the No. 2 global IT company. Prior to my arrival, the transfer of sophisticated technology was prohibited ... Read More