In October 2023, the Lviv IT Cluster became a member of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest association of responsible businesses. The community committed to upholding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact across four focus areas: human rights, labor, environmental, and anti-corruption.
The Lviv IT Cluster is the largest tech association in Ukraine, uniting over 300 companies and startups with more than 90,000 specialists. The cluster is dedicated to advancing the technological industry in the region and the country in collaboration with governmental and educational representatives. For over 11 years, the community has been developing projects aimed at socially significant sectors for the IT industry, such as education, law, infrastructure, and promotion.
Currently, the Lviv IT Cluster employs 60 highly skilled professionals, with its main office located in Lviv. Last year, the Cluster opened a Cooperation Office in Kyiv, aiming to enhance and improve the industry’s interaction with authorities at various levels.
In March 2022, in response to Russia’s large-scale invasion, the Lviv IT Cluster initiated the Victory Projects. These projects support businesses, military, critical and civil infrastructure, and bolster the region’s security. During this time, the Lviv IT Cluster has allocated over 90.5 million hryvnias to victory projects, roughly equivalent to almost 2.7 million dollars.
The key directions of sustainable development overseen by the Lviv IT Cluster in Ukraine include ensuring quality education, fostering the development of cities and communities, implementing innovations, and strengthening partnerships.
“We are proud to join the UN Global Compact. This is a significant step in our mission: developing the IT industry, creating necessary conditions for sustainable business conduct, advancing quality education, and transforming Lviv and Ukraine. Together with partners, participating companies, and stakeholders, we continue working towards creating a better, more innovative future for all,” noted Stepan Veselovskyi, CEO of the Lviv IT Cluster.