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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
 
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