About the project

In an effort to inspire locals residents and visitors of the city with the achievements of the Lviv tech industry, in 2017, Lviv IT Cluster launched a print magazine ITID Lviv. ITID Lviv a quarterly magazine, which focuses on people who work with the latest technologies in our city and who create the innovative world of today.

Lviv is one of the main IT centers in both Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The magazine aims to show the historic and touristic city from a different side, talk about its talented inhabitants, and show the future which is already being created here. Through interviews with industry leaders, blogs from tech professionals, and experience of startups ITID Lviv helps unlock the potential of Lviv as a promising city with great business opportunities and comfortable living conditions.

ITID Lviv is issued quarterly with the circulation of 3,000 copies and is distributed free of charge at the offices of Lviv IT Cluster member companies, restaurants, cafes, hotels, co-working hubs and study centers of the city, as well as in the Lviv City Council, the Tourist Information Center and the airport. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, ITID Lviv is now available online.


ITID Lviv #18. Tech Frontline

Read magazineUkraine’s technology companies have been reorganizing their businesses following Russia’s Feb 24th invasion, with projects put on hold as employees relocate. ITID Lviv likewise also had to come up with a new operational format. In this issue, we are covering how Ukraine’s tech industry is impacted by the war. We will walk you through workplace transformations, show how Ukrainians responded with volunteer efforts, instituted cybersecurity projects, their personal relocation stories, and feature interviews with the top managers of local tech companies.

Are clients afraid to continue cooperating in Ukraine? Are local tech providers losing their projects? To what extent are companies returning to work? These are just some of the questions we’ll try to answer in this April 2022 special wartime edition. Catch up with Volodymyr Shevchyk, CEO of Indeema Software, who joined the territorial defense forces, with the insights he has to offer. Elsewhere, we have exclusive stories about the unbreakable spirit of the Ukrainian people. We believe these stories need to be heard in these turbulent times.

ITID Lviv #17. A New Angle on Fintech

Read magazineAccording to the latest Deloitte report, global fintech investment reached $36.2 billion in the third quarter of 2021, a 153% increase from a year earlier and the highest fintech investment since 1998. There’s no doubt whatsoever that we’re entering an era of an intelligently connected world where connected customers become more the standard rather than the exception. The final 2021 issue of ITID Lviv delves into the next wave of the fintech revolution. 

We explore the latest fintech trends, speak to one of the most influential experts in the banking industry, explain the concept of blockchain, provide insights into innovative solutions for the future of neobanks, and much more. In our December issue, we stress out the importance of financial literacy and we talk to people who’ve already started to follow the Fat FIRE principles on the early retirement path. Is retiring by 35 a myth or reality? Does a CFO need to be tech-savvy? How to promote digital product design in the MENA region? Keep reading to find out the answers to these questions and more.

ITID Lviv #16. Build/Launch/Innovate

Read magazineWithout exaggeration, during the last couple of years, Ukraine has experienced a real startup boom. We’ve got unicorn success stories, like the example of Grammarly, and lots of other smaller teams steadily and proudly expanding on the local and global markets. The October issue of ITID Lviv pays close attention to the Ukrainian startup ecosystem, speaking to the people who are driving its development in Lviv. On the occasion of Ukraine’s 30th Independence Day, we take a look at the country’s 30 brightest and loudest startups, dividing them based on sustainability, exit experience, and growth prospects.

This month, Lviv hosts one of the key startup events in the country – the Startup Competition organized within IT Arena. While we cannot wait to hear fresh and innovative ideas from the event’s participants, we share stories about startup culture, cooperation and projects at local tech companies. Build, launch, innovate – is the main theme of the ITID Lviv in October, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to the issue!

ITID Lviv #15. Everything Design

Read magazine Design follows us everywhere we go: the moment we open an app, turn on the TV, or purchase anything. Literally, any product we buy has a team of graphic or UX/UI designers behind it. As technology advances, the design also evolves. What is the new reality of design? How does the role of the designer change? And what’s the secret sauce to building strong design teams? The July issue of ITID Lviv explores design (and beyond), showcasing the most interesting projects, ideas, and people in our city.

We approach complex design solutions in the healthcare industry, dwell upon the concept of accessible design, and introduce you to exciting pet projects of local designers. In a bid to unravel challenges and opportunities in design, we share a personal story of a swift career change from senior QA to junior UX. Our July theme revolves around the people at the frontline of designing a better, bolder, and brighter future. We can’t wait for you to meet them!

ITID Lviv #14. Progressive communities

Read magazineWe now live in unprecedented times. The pandemic is far from being over, the virus is mutating, and the vaccination doesn’t seem to be completely under control. These days, often isolated from our friends, family, or travel opportunities, many of us find unity in smaller communities – be it the community of neighbors, groups for self-growth and development, or professional communities. One can also unite for the sake of bigger goals, like driving all-encompassing changes in society.   The spring issue of ITID Lviv celebrates the power of community in our city.

This time, we dive deeper into the essence of our organization, reflecting on our past achievements and looking into the future. From modernizing technical education to building infrastructure projects, we introduce you to the ideas that lay at the core of the Lviv IT Cluster and the people behind them. Despite the turbulence the past year brought us, we continue to build a community of effective leaders, willing to transform the city of Lviv into a true tech center.

ITID Lviv #13. Everything remote

Read magazineDecember is a month when we usually look back on the passing year, reflecting both on our achievements and the state of the industry, and making forecasts for the year to come. But 2020 is different in all senses. It has disrupted businesses and economies around the world in ways never imagined before, putting on hold many areas of our routine lives.   It’s been eight months since work from home became not an option but a necessity. But grim news aside, the remote-first world seems to be working.

The December issue of ITID Lviv is all about how we adapted. From changing the traditional offices to digitizing whole industries, we spoke to people affected and those who treat every challenge, even the pandemic, as an opportunity. This time, we introduce you to the most promising Ukrainian startups and local data scientists powering up a global unicorn, as well as share stories of business transformation in the current quickly evolving environment. We also present the latest findings of our annual study of the local tech market – IT Research 5.0.

ITID Lviv #12. Reloaded

Read magazineThe coronavirus pandemic is far from being over. As of July 2020, it affected more than 14 million people worldwide, killing thousands. While the world population hopes the vaccine to fight the novel virus is about to be accessed globally, it seems people have already adapted to the new reality.  The world has received a reboot it has long needed, and we didn’t have a choice but to embrace it. From companies declaring remote-first policies to businesses that wouldn’t have flourished just a few months ago: we are learning on the go.

The July issue of ITID Lviv explores how local tech companies and professionals faced the crisis. We learn about innovative tech solutions developed locally: thermal scanner, emergency ventilators, and medical information system to name a few. We speak to tech professionals about their quarantine experiences, comparing the pros and cons of working at home, and trying to forecast whether remote work is here to stay.

ITID Lviv #11. Hope amid crisis

Read magazineIn the past few weeks, the world has changed beyond recognition. The pandemic has struck most of us unprepared, leaving millions at home having to adapt to new work habits and lifestyle, and many others jobless. And while ITID Lviv can’t answer the question of whether the world will ever be the same, the March issue will try to explore is how everyday changes influence our lives and will continue to do so for the days to come.

Becoming world-famous before finishing high school, going digital as a state, or making sure there’s Wi-Fi available airborne things like these won’t be possible at any other time. Traditionally, while trying to keep up with the global news, we focus on projects and ideas shaping our hometown Lviv. We learn how a tech business can be socially responsible, why cultural intelligence matters, and what exciting projects the teams of local engineers are currently working on.

ITID Lviv #10. The age of stress

Read magazineWith an average person spending over 90,000 hours at work in a lifetime, taking an opportunity to address workplace stress and burnout is vital. In a fast-paced world, we are facing the challenge of finding a happy medium between professional, personal, and social life, often trying to make it until the next payday. The relationship between technology and stress has two faces: on its darkest side, tech advances contribute to perpetual distraction, sleep disorders, social comparison, anxiety due to fear of missing out, etc. On the bright side, technology is utilized to help remedy a variety of global issues, from the environment to healthcare.In the December issue of ITID Lviv, the technology implications for job stress and employee wellbeing, with a focus on demanding work culture in tech companies, are explored. In a bid to find ways of managing work-related stress, we ponder on how tech can help us cope with the twenty-first-century pandemic. Seeking a recipe for a harmonious life, we talk to the professionals who dedicated their lives to the tech industry and try to predict how technology will alter the way we work, what we consume, and how we stay creative.

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