Lviv IT Cluster
Lviv IT cluster establishment
Areas: cross sector collaboration, market development, human capital, clusters
PPV Knowledge Networks Involvement: project concept development, registration process coordination, cluster management during the first year, pilot projects implementation, cluster management processes establishment
Lviv IT Cluster is a community of leading companies in the information technology (IT), which together with universities and local authorities aim to improve and develop the IT market in Lviv. The idea of creating an IT-BPO cluster in Lviv emerged in 2010. The founders of the clusters are the largest Lviv IT companies SoftServe, N-iX, Eleks, Itera Consulting and Arivo Solutions. Later Lviv Ivan Franko National University, National University "Lviv Polytechnic" and Lviv City Council joined the cluster.
PPV Knowledge Networks had been the first cluster management institution, and administered the registration and establishment of organization during 2010-2012.
The first cluster projects were related to human resources development for the IT industry in Lviv. Campaign "Find yourself in Lviv" had been held. Cluster, in cooperation with the Lviv City Council, encouraged young professionals to grow professionally in the field of IT.
Another cluster project is the equipment of a modern laboratory with software for embedded and mobile platforms at the Institute of Computer Sciences and Information Technology of the National University "Lviv Polytechnic". This equipment has enabled students to gain knowledge and practical skills in programming for mobile platform iOS on Objective-C in Xcode environment, development and debugging of mobile applications for iPhone and iPad, study the characteristics of the design, development and testing software for mobile platforms iOS, as well as modern libraries and interfaces, etc.
Besides cluster team initiated the launch of the master's program for IT managers in the Ukrainian Catholic University (MSc in Technology Management) and became a partner of Lviv IT School which helps beginners and professionals to improve their skills.