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Kharkiv IT Cluster
Kharkiv IT Cluster

Olga Shapoval

Overview

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About us

Kharkiv IT Cluster is a non-profit public ideas-based organization. We develop the environment for the technological business of the Kharkiv region by uniting the community of leading IT-companies, sphere of education, and local authorities.

Our goals are:

  • Forming a favorable ecosystem for IT-business in Kharkiv by implementing target projects.
  • Guarding the interests of IT-business.
  • Developing locations for networking and the IT-community.

Our mission: Developing an environment for the technology business.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 106
    Cluster Members
  • 49
    SME's
  • 15
    Large Companies
  • 42
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

  • We created sturdy legal and advocate practices that helped to protect local IT-companies.
  • We initiated the development of the app IT-Loyalty that daily helps our members to save on purchases.
  • We developed and introduced unique projects in the property and infrastructure: Green Hills, Smart Village, Avantazh projects.
  • We set up the work of education and market saturation by implementing such projects as Kids2IT, forum NewEdu, Open IT, Hard Skill Exam, and many others.
  • We regularly hold events, helping to organize networking of the Kharkiv IT-community. Our closed events for the members of the Cluster are PR and HR-community, New Members Welcome. The open ones are Legal Talk, Open IT, Boot Camp, and many others.
  • We held Kharkiv IT Research, unique analytical research of Ukraine's IT-market with the following presentation as an event.
  • We started large-scale educational platforms: Kids2IT, Students2IT, Kharkiv IT Unicorns.
  • We set up sturdy connections with embassies so we could remove from Kharkiv the tag "risk zone" the USA and Canada had given the city.

Management team

Olga Shapoval, executive director
Olga Shapoval
Cluster Manager
Alyona Belyaeva
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Information and communication:J63 Information service activities - Other service activities:S94 Activities of membership organisations
Technology fields
Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training
Other (please specify)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Australia
Canada
Israel
United Arab Emirates
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Finland
Netherlands

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities

International support activites

Promotional Activities

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Latest news and documents

News Achievements Published: 01.04.2021
#ChooseToChallenge: the secret of success of Ukrainian women in IT
News Published: 30.12.2020
Kharkiv IT Cluster 2020: what the special year was like
News Published: 30.12.2020
IT4Life: IT companies bought houses for those affected by the fire in the Dvorechanskyi district
News Published: 23.12.2020
Kharkiv IT Cluster at the Kharkiv EDU Forum 2020 discussion panel