Kharkiv City Council issued an order to start work on the project "developed information technology and technological area Ukrainian Silicon Valley." The corresponding initiative of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was announced yesterday on his official page on the social network Facebook.
“Kharkiv is often called the student and scientific capital. Our task is to make the region also the capital of the defense industry, mechanical engineering and IT, a kind of Ukrainian Silicon Valley, "the president wrote.
The general investor and coordinator of the creation of the Ukrainian Silicon Valley in Kharkov will be Alexander Yaroslavsky, owner and president of the DCH group. The project will be implemented on the basis of the Ecopolis KhTZ high technology business park.
Alexander Yaroslavsky has already successfully acted as a general investor and coordinator of an important megaproject for the region - preparation of Kharkiv for Euro 2012. Then he invested more than $ 300 million in the construction of a new stadium, an airport, the first luxury hotel under the UEFA headquarters, and other necessary infrastructure facilities in the city. His work was highly appreciated by UEFA, and the Kharkiv National University of Municipal Economy awarded him the title of Honorary Doctor. The total amount of Yaroslavsky's investments in the economy of Kharkiv and Kharkiv region exceeded one billion dollars. Another billion is planned to be invested in the development of Ecopolis KhTZ by 2033.
To work on the project of creating a Ukrainian Silicon Valley at the City Council, a working group is being created, and the project itself will be implemented as part of the Development Strategy of Kharkiv until 2030, which has already secured the priority status for the city of Ecopolis KhTZ. The group included representatives of local authorities, DCH corporation, leading technology universities and research organizations in the region.
Let us remind you that about 14% of all IT specialists in Ukraine are based in Kharkov. The city is traditionally considered the intellectual capital of Ukraine: about 30 thousand students graduate here every year, Kharkiv National University. Karazin is ranked highest in international rankings among Ukrainian universities.
Silicon Valley is a part of the American state of California near San Francisco. It is known as the world center of scientific and technical potential and the technological "heart" of the United States in the development and production of computer equipment, its components and components, especially microprocessors and software, devices and technological solutions for mobile communications, biotechnology, as well as one of the world centers of venture capital investment.