The Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative goes to regions

The Hi-Tech Initiative representatives launched a series of meetings with Ukrainian regional companies engaged in software development. The Internet-project agency of the International Financial Corporation ( hosted a seminar presentation of the Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative for business representatives in Dnipropetrovks on March 26, 2003.

Meetings with Dnipropetrovsk leading software developers were held on the same day. The main issues considered were: protection of the Ukrainian software developer from expansion of Western and Russian suppliers, advanced training of IT-specialists, recognition of software development in Ukraine as an innovation industry, creation of a professional association of companies manufacturing export software.

Information System Development, GrossBee, ZstyleGroup and Ideologic declared their support of the Initiative.

The Hi-Tech Initiative intends to visit the largest Ukrainian centers of software development in Kharkiv, Lviv, Donetsk and Symferopil during April-May 2003. The main aim of these meetings will be to meet software companies, to reveal current problems of the companies as well as to discuss and seek mutually beneficial cooperation.