A community based on principles of social responsibility can initiate systemic changes in the business environment of the city and the country. For that reason, for almost 10 years, the Lviv IT Cluster has been implementing educational, promotional, infrastructural, and research projects to improve the Lviv business ecosystem, raise the level of education and create jobs.
We have built a community of influential and powerful leaders whose voice is heard when making strategic decisions, important for the city and the country. We appreciate the trust of tech companies which is central to our organization’s success. We provide expert assistance to all member companies who need knowledge or experience in a specific business sphere.
Our goal is to increase the number of graduates with tech degrees in Lviv. Together with progressive companies – our community members, we have launched 19 new IT programs with over 4,500 students enrolled in them. Each of our community members can join educational projects and contribute to the creation of new bachelor’s programs.
Since 2015, the Lviv IT Cluster has been conducting large-scale IT market studies. Our members are the first to get access to the results of IT Research – annual analytical reports on industry development. These research data allow our members to understand how the IT industry is evolving and to build business strategies.
Lviv IT Cluster is a reliable partner for our members always on hand to help solve their practical needs. We have created and successfully implemented numerous services and projects beneficial for the IT industry, for our members, and for companies that haven’t yet joined the Lviv IT Cluster. We are a community of responsible businesses and leaders ready to invest their time in the development of our city and tech industry.
A unique service for our community members is the Lviv Tech B2B platform, which offers the opportunity to promote small and medium-sized companies and find new customers on the international market for them. Lviv IT Cluster members can promote their services, and potential clients can find the right company and contact it directly to establish cooperation.
IT Club Loyalty is the only loyalty program in Ukraine, which provides discounts from more than 1,300 partners. Cluster members get access to special offers and discounts in a convenient mobile app. Currently, this service is used by more than 270 companies and 30 thousand IT specialists in 11 cities in Ukraine.
For the IT community, we annually organize more than a hundred networking events, the largest of which is the IT Arena. The conference gathers more than 5,000 attendees to build useful business relationships with leaders of the Ukrainian and global tech community.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we were the first to start Covid-testing, and later mass vaccination for the employees of the Cluster companies. Long before the invasion, we launched the work of the BCP team, and after February 24 – we initiated Victory projects – to help businesses work uninterruptedly in new, difficult conditions.
Thanks to the Cluster’s activity, which introduced new approaches to ensuring business functioning, the member companies can continue stable work in Ukraine even during the war.
We initiate projects that make our city safer for talented IT specialists and entrepreneurs to consider Lviv as a place for temporary or permanent relocation. Among the Victory projects, Vision and Sky are essential, as they are aimed at securing our city and the sky above it.
As part of a joint initiative of the Lviv IT Cluster and the SpaceX division, we provided the critical infrastructure of Ukraine’s western regions with a backup Internet connection and handed over 400 Starlink terminals to critical infrastructure and business needs.
To protect the military who defend our country on the frontlines, we launched the Armor project – an initiative to purchase 1,000 class 4+ bulletproof vests, our team has already purchased and handed over 800 bulletproof vests.