Emerging Europe: Five ways to support Ukraine’s tech sector

Ukraine’s IT sector has had to adapt to the realities of war but continues to operate at almost full capacity despite the extraordinary conditions: a sign of its, and Ukraine’s, resilience. It needs continued support, however.

  • Highlighting the resilience of Ukraine’s IT sector has become commonplace, and is recognition of the fact that it remains one of the key drivers of the country’s economy, and is likely to form a crucial part of its reconstruction once the war is won.
  • As resilient as the tech sector has been, however, it needs continued support from its external partners, especially as its role in the reconstruction of Ukraine is likely to so integral the country’s future.
  • Emerging Europe has been in touch with key players from the Ukrainian tech sector throughout the war, offering them a voice and a platform to get the message out that the country remains open for business.

How you can help the industry:

  1. Continue working with Ukrainian IT and tech companies. And if you are not already doing so, start now
  2. Submit a testimonial about how your organisation is successfully working with a Ukrainian tech company
  3.  Purchase, subscribe or license Ukrainian products and services
  4.  Adopt a Ukrainian start-up working on innovative solutions
  5.  Spread the word about Ukraine’s thriving tech and IT sector on social media
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You can donate to TechUkraine here.
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Support Ukraine!
  • 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.