Welcome to Lviv, the hidden gem of Eastern Europe! Lviv is the biggest city in Western Ukraine and the seventh in the country, with about 800.000 inhabitants. The city boasts its intricate history, a fascinating mix of architectural styles, and coffee smell spreading around medieval courtyards. Tap into Lviv and savour its unique spirit!


Stepan Veselovskyi

CEO, Lviv IT Cluster


About this city

Over the past years, Lviv has become one of the major  tech hubs in Ukraine joining the cohort of leading Ukrainian IT cities, alongside Kyiv and Kharkiv.

Geographical location, economic attractiveness, and highly-qualified human capital have significantly influenced the development of the tech industry in the city, with a growing number of foreign investors considering Lviv one of the most appealing spots.

Lviv became home to around 460 IT companies, most of which provide software outsourcing services to clients in the USA, Western Europe, the UK, and the Nordic countries. According to IT Research 5.0, the number of IT specialists in Lviv is 25,000 as of 2019, and the number is estimated to increase to 30,000 by the end of 2021. More than 4,000 students graduate with a tech degree yearly that provides the industry with a constant inflow of fresh talent.

The annual rating of leading outsourcing vendors, Best of The Global Outsourcing 100, in 2019, includes 17 Ukrainian tech companies out of which 8 are headquartered or have their offices in Lviv, i.e., Softserve, Eleks, Intellias, Ni-x, Ciklum, TEAM International, EPAM Systems, and Sigma Software.

The vibrant city hosts the largest tech event in Eastern Europe in September, IT Arena, which brings together entrepreneurs, startups, software developers, designers, PMs, and business analysts to discuss new technology trends.

The largest infrastructure project of Lviv tech industry, Innovation District IT Park, planned to commence in 2020, will provide office spaces for 10,000 tech professionals, and a complex of innovative labs will allow fruitful cooperation between science and business.

Tap into Lviv Tech ecosystem!


Here selected links to dive into the Lviv startup ecosystem: Lviv IT Cluster,  AIN, MC Today, NA Chasi, KYIV post, Business Ukraine, DOU,Vector media.

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