IT Research Monitoring results: Ukraine’s tech at war.
Lviv ІТ Cluster has interviewed 200 member companies about how the war has impacted their activity so far. The survey results cover relocation, business activity, mobilization, employee support and volunteering plans.
- As of the first week of March, 98.5% of companies said they hadn’t stopped operations, while 7.8% of respondents said that business activity had even increased.
- 48.4% of respondents indicated that the volume of business activity decreased due to the Russian invasion.
- However, the figures of those who noted that the volume of work has not changed since February 24 remains high – 42.8%.
- Lviv IT Cluster companies note the favorable attitude of customers from abroad. From the first hours of the attack on Ukraine, customers were deeply concerned about the situation, offering help and support.
- Only 27.7% of companies received notifications from customers about the suspension or transfer of projects due to the situation in Ukraine. However, the percentage of terminated contracts reaches only 15.4%. While 72.3% of respondents said they continue to work on projects with a continued timeline.
- Another 29.2% received new orders after February 24.
- According to the IT Research Monitoring survey, 63.1% of respondents had offices or employees in the regions of Ukraine that were attacked by Russia’s invasion on February 24.
- To support employees, 64.6% of companies have paid salaries in advance. In addition, some companies have introduced one-time financial assistance to either all employees or those moving from hazardous areas. The average amount of compensation was $957.
- According to the survey, on average 36% of employees are also involved in volunteering in addition to their main activities; an average of 5% of employees are fully involved in volunteering. Within each volunteering company, all employees have been engaged.
Data based on Monitoring results Lviv IT Cluster
Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
There are several other organizations to support:
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.