Lviv IT Cluster partners with universities and the local government to implement educational initiatives, support social IT projects, and promote a favorable image of Lviv both as an outstanding IT hub and a great place to do business with the goal of increasing Lviv’s competitiveness on the global arena. With 15,000 IT specialists and annual IT industry growth at 20%, Lviv is Ukraine’s top IT hub and has all the prerequisites for further dynamic growth.
Uniting 6,100 IT experts and 34 companies, Lviv IT Cluster has the people power and the expertise needed to carry out initiatives that support Lviv’s IT landscape. The organization’s projects have a major impact on education, infrastructure, the legal sector, and city marketing and promotion. The biggest promotional projects carried out by the Cluster include Lviv IT Arena – an annual conference that highlights the most promising areas of IT and draws 1,400+ attendees – and Lviv IT Tour, a series of travelling IT conferences that aim to spread knowledge and foster the exchange of expertise among IT professionals in different Ukrainian cities.
With 2,500 IT graduates and 17 institutions with technical majors, Lviv is the perfect candidate for the IT Cluster’s IT Expert and IT Future educational initiatives. The IT Expert initiative advances educational programs at Lviv universities. Through this initiative, experts from leading IT companies help university professors to equip students with the most in-demand skills according to the needs of the quickly evolving IT market.
IT Future is another educational project of the Lviv IT Cluster, with the goal of introducing Lvivian schoolchildren to the world of IT. Representatives of Lviv IT Cluster regularly visit schools to talk about their profession, stimulating students’ interest in information technologies. The Cluster’s other initiatives include IT Research, a large-scale research project into the city’s IT market; Lviv CSIT, an IT competition among schools; IT House, an urban development project for IT industry employees; and IT Club, an exclusive discount program that covers a wide range of products and services.
Since Intellias actively participates in the life of its local IT community and contributes to educational initiatives, joining the Lviv IT Cluster was very much in line with the company’s strategic vision.
I believe that making a positive change in the environment we operate in is an integral part of the way we do business, both strategically and on an everyday basis.