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Kharkiv IT Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 9 July, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Other
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmailGender
Olga
Shapoval
Cluster Manager
olga.shapoval@it-kharkiv.com
Female
Alyona
Belyaeva
Other
pr@it-kharkiv.com
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Russian
Ukranian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Technology fields: 
Computer Software
Information Technology/Informatics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Development of regional cultural & creative industries
Computer programming, consultancy & related activities
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
73
Number of SME members: 
49
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
13
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsite
AltexSoft
A-Level
Academy Smart
ADORIASOFT INC
Agilites
Akvelon
AN.WORKS
ANODA
Apollo Dev (Houston Software)
Art Lemon
Artjoker
Beetroot AB
Big Brain
Ciklum
CLOUD WORKS
CodeIT
Consulting Digital Transformation of Ukraine
DataArt
DCT
Devpace
Dream Team Studio
Eastern Peak
EngineeringIdea Ltd.
Ezlo
FlexReality
FluentPro Software
Gameloft
GlobalLogic Ukraine
Hillel IT School
IFS Ukraine
ILTI
Infopulse
INSART
Insoft
Intellias
ISABILITY
ITEA
ITIS
It-Jim
ITomych Studio
Jabil
JustCoded
Knubisoft
MaxNet
Medstar Solutions
Nix
Nix United
Nots.io
Promodo
Quantum
QuartSoft
Raccoon Gang
Radmirteсh
Rozdoum
Sloboda Studio
SoftServe
SPEZVUZAUTOMATIKA
Stableflow
Telesens
TRIOL (Vertikal)
TWBA\Mobile
UNIT.Kharkiv
Valtech
Verna
Videal
WEB4PRO
WiserBrand
X1 Group
Yael Acceptic
Yoctocod
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

 

 

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.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Australia
Canada
Israel
United Arab Emirates
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
Finland
Germany
Netherlands
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following activities in Europe to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / 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.
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 
  • See perspectives & invest in the future. We help our members find new perspectives for the development in Kharkiv and allow them to contribute to the Ukrainian IT community.
  • Run ambitious projects. Our members, together with us, improve the IT community through unique initiatives and projects.

  • Grow your brand. We promote the brands of our members.

  • Develop your network & collaborate. We provide a hospitable environment so our members could share their ideas and experience with the leaders of the Ukrainian market and foreign companies, and have the opportunity to cooperate with them. We conduct appointments and dialogs of our members with the Kharkiv universities, clusters, profile and business associations, and the regional authorities.

  • Attend best-in-class events and develop yourself. We organize closed business appointments, provide special conditions, sales, and unique IT events tickets in Ukraine.

  • Escalate on in-Cluster Value Added Services. We provide access to legal and advocate support, visa support, custom educational program support, access to the services of development bases, and profitable lending of the property.

  • Volunteer and have fun. We provide the opportunity to be a part of the volunteer IT initiatives such as participating in the career guidance events with school-children and students, sports marathons and challenges, essential social projects of the city.