Why & How Ukraine’s Kharkiv Is Emerging As A Smart City Hub

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Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine, has been the major scientific and technological hub of the country for decades. Today, the city is leveraging its technological talent to assert itself at the forefront of the movement to make Ukrainian cities more tech-savvy.

Over 22,000 IT professionals work for 300 small and medium IT enterprises in Kharkiv, says the report IT Ukraine released by Ukraine Digital News together with other local industry players, including Kharkiv IT Cluster. The average software engineer’s salary here is $2,000 per month, according to DOU.ua, a Ukrainian portal for developers.

In Q1 2016, the city attracted $132.9 million of foreign direct investment.

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Kharkiv IT companies are moving towards Canadian Market

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“Kharkiv has made and has been making its contribution to the big all-Ukrainian deal”, – said Roman Waschuk, Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine at the informal meeting with members of Kharkiv IT Cluster and other leading industry representatives.
In March, 3th during his working trip to Kharkiv Mr. Waschuk visited Kharkiv IT Cluster. He discussed with Kharkiv IT companies’ top managers what are the perspectives of collaboration between Canada and Ukraine in IT sphere. Particularly they talked about Kharkiv region, its features, and opportunities.

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Kharkiv as the IT leader

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Kharkiv is the 2-nd largest mehapolys in Ukraine and one of its greatest IT hubs. There are more than 300 IT companies located here, with nearly 25 000 specialists of various IT skills.
International companies have their offices in Kharkiv. There are some of them: Akvelon, Ciklum, Data Art, Mirantis, SoftServe. We are also proud of our domestic brands, such as AltexSoft, Artjoker, ART LEMON, CodeIT, INSART, NIX Solutions Ltd., Promodo, Softserve Kharkiv, Videal. X1 Group, and others (see portfolio of Kharkiv IT Cluster’s members).

Kharkiv is well known as a powerful generator of outsourcing projects.

Kharkiv is a home of 142 research institutions and 69 universities. We’ve got something to display – more than 2000 IT graduates get their education and diplomas in Kharkiv annually.

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