Founder of Telesens and Board member of Kharkiv IT Cluster, Eduard Rubin relocated after the invasion to the Zakarpattya region and now supports to develop local IT cluster in Uzhgorod.
- 10% of IT specialists from Kharkiv moved to Zakarpattya
- Telesens keeps over 90% of projects and clients in wartime (telecom industry in Ukraine and Kazakstan)
- 150 team members of Telesens – 5 are now in Army
- registration of the company in Zakarpattya is not the obligation to be a part of the local IT cluster anymore
- Kharkiv and Zakarpattya authorities manage the process of reserving the developers to keep operation and provide service for international clients (#3 export industry in Ukraine)
- negotiation with the Ministry of Digital Transformation and European Business Association to help industry stay resilience in challenging times
- a lot of international clients prolong the contracts and support Ukrainian tech teams
- key priorities within Zakarpattya IT cluster – infrastructure, 300 000 m2 of houses for displaced people from the most affected regions in Ukraine (financing – invetment money), coworking for IT in Uzhgorod.
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- 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.
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.