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Canadian Meetup at Lviv IT Arena: a new stage of cooperation between Canadian and Ukrainian ICT companies

The Government of Canada continues to support the development of the Ukrainian ICT sector and promotes fruitful cooperation between Canada and Ukraine in the field of communication technologies.

Canada was once again represented at the largest technology conference in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, Lviv IT Arena. This time as the exclusive partner of the event.

The Embassy of Canada to Ukraine (Trade Commissioner Service) in cooperation with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) and the CUTIS project, organized a Canadian Meetup. More than 60 companies from different regions of Canada (including Tektelic and BlackBerry) attended the event in a virtual format. Circa 20 key-noted speakers shared their experience and took part in the discussion.

The event was attended by the Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Larysa Galadza. The online discussion was moderated by Kadie Ward, founder of Build Strong Cities.

“A huge advantage of a virtual conference is that there are no borders or distances. The digital format has brought together almost all the key players of the Canadian ICT sector who would not otherwise be able to attend. The Canadian meetup was the longest in terms of time and had the largest number of representatives from the Canadian ICT industry,” Olga Shtepa, CUTIS project coordinator said.

Adam Barbolet and Yury Mardak from the Trade Commissioner Service, the Embassy of Canada to Ukraine, representatives of the Embassy of Canada to Germany, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Jobs Creation and Trade, as well as top management of leading ICT companies from Ukraine and Canada addressed Canada-Ukraine cooperation issues and opportunities.

According to Emma Turos, Executive Director of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and CUTIS Project Manager, a virtual meeting was attended by Ukrainian companies that already have expertise in working with Canada for several years, for example, ISSP. The companies shared real success stories, discussed the possibilities of localizing business in Canada and the challenges in finding sources of funding. N-iX company provided the analysis of Ukrainian ICT sector achievements.

There is a significant contribution from both the CUTIS project, which gave these companies a chance to gain such experience and CUCC, which was the first Canadian organization they turned to, Emma Turos added.

“The potential for cooperation between the countries is huge. It has even increased due to the pandemic. COVID-19 creates new challenges for business and government institutions around the world. Successful problem-solving depends largely on the speed and efficiency of the implementation of new solutions and technologies, especially in ICT. This includes cloud services, virtual platforms, and cybersecurity. The challenges are so powerful that it is possible to counter them only by uniting the efforts of specialists from both countries,” Olga Shtepa concluded.

How to export IT services to Canada – webinar

The Greater Toronto Area is considered to be one of the world’s main high-tech hubs rated next to the Silicon Valley of California, Boston, Seattle and Washington in the United States.

There is a growing demand for IT professionals in the Canadian market. Approximately 216,000 new jobs will be created in the sector by the end of the year 2021. Due to immigration and the involvement of students from Canadian universities, the country will be able to meet only 30% of these needs.

Thus, the conclusion is obvious: Canadian companies will look for opportunities to attract foreign professionals and companies. And this is an excellent chance for Ukraine!

The CUTIS project and the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce hold a webinar “Export of IT services to Canada: presentation of the export manual and recommendations from practitioners.” Information partner of the event – IT Ukraine Association.

Maxim Boroda, CUTIS Ukrainian Senior Trade Analysis Expert, told about key parameters and trends in the Canadian ICT market (download the presentation).  

Oleksandra Brovko, CUTIS Ukrainian Senior Trade Policy Expert, analyzed the main conditions and requirements for the export of IT services to Canada (download the presentation).

Features of Canadian business culture and marketing activities in Canada were discussed during the presentation of Olga Shtepa, CUTIS Ukrainian Project Coordinator (download the presentation).

John de Boer, SecDev Group Principal, paid attention to new opportunities for the Ukrainian companies in the Canadian IT market in the time of COVID-19 (download the presentation).

Igor Volzhanin, СЕО DataSine, shared his experience in fundraising, business culture and digital customer acquisition (download the presentation).

📌 Download the guide “I Can Export: How to export information and communication technology (ICT) services to Canada” via the link (in Ukrainian).

Hi-tech innovations at Ukraine House Toronto: wireless charging systems, robot and AI

The respectable international ranking of Global Innovation Index has included Ukraine in the top 50 countries in the IT field in 2017 putting it ahead of such popular IT outsourcing countries as India, Philippines and Brazil.

Innovation corner at Ukraine House Toronto proved that it’s not empty words. Ukrainian business with the support of the Export Promotion Office, the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) and the CUTIS project, presented the latest innovation of Ukrainian high-tech. Each of the seven companies had something to surprise guests of the event.

  • Technovator wireless charging systems capable of charging up to one hundred smartphones at a time
  • The Infocom robot transmits the image of the environment
  • The ISSP integrated solutions protect computer systems from hacking
  • SolarGaps smart blinds do not only protect against the heat but also can transfer solar energy to the network, bringing passive earnings to the owner
  • Educational technologies EdPro transform students’ learning into an exciting game
  • Already popular in the USA Jelvix software developer presented a wide variety of their products
  • The unique technology of artificial intelligence from Intela, which can help people determine their strong skills and choose the field of activity according to their talents

Ukrainian companies had a chance to present their products to Canadian businesses to set connections with potential partners and buyers.

Despite the fierce competition from countries such as India and China, Ukrainian ICT companies have great chances to succeed in establishing partnerships with Canadian companies.

We hope to hear good news regarding successful cooperation between Ukrainian high-tech companies and Canadian business soon.

The Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) project is a 5-year (2016-2021) Canadian development assistance initiative designed to lower poverty in Ukraine through increasing exports from Ukraine to Canada and investment from Canada to Ukraine. The project funded by the Canadian Government through the Global affairs Canada and implemented by the Conference Board of Canada in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce.

The CUTIS project implements U CAN EXPORT Support Program in five priority sectors: clothing, footwear, furniture, confectionery, and IT services.

EPO and CUCC-CUTIS to showcase Ukrainian hi-tech at Ukraine House Toronto

Ukraine is on the global radar as one of the world’s innovation leaders. The Export Promotion Office of Ukraine with the support of the CUTIS project and the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) are going to introduce Innovation Corner showcasing Ukrainian innovations and technological progress at Ukraine House Toronto in July 3-4th.

Ukrainian technologies serve peoples needs, save natural resources, and enhance global prosperity. Today Ukrainian hi-tech is absolutely essential, it turned the world upside down in the past, so the Innovation Corner will provide the unique opportunity to see the future in the nearest days.

Seven Ukrainian ICT and hi-tech companies will bring their new products and services to Toronto to present innovations to the guests of Ukraine House Toronto:

Also, on July 3rd Ukrainian companies will have the presentation session to Canadian businesses to set connections with potential partners and buyers. An agenda with short companies’ descriptions are available via the link.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Innovation Corner on July 3-4th. A registration form for participation in the Ukraine House Toronto can be found by the link. Hurry up, registration ends very soon.

The Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) project is a 5-year (2016-2021) Canadian development assistance initiative designed to lower poverty in Ukraine through increasing exports from Ukraine to Canada and investment from Canada to Ukraine. The project funded by the Canadian Government through the Global affairs Canada and implemented by the Conference Board of Canada in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce.

The CUTIS project implements U CAN EXPORT Support Program in five priority sectors: clothing, footwear, furniture, confectionery, and IT services.