American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and uSupport project will cooperate in promotion of Ukraine’s IT-outsourcing and BPO industry. The parties agreed to cooperate on purpose of creation required conditions for sustainable development and growth of the IT industry of Ukraine, improve the investment climate in IT industry of Ukraine, deem it necessary to enter into this Memorandum of Cooperation.
The EU-Ukraine Business Council (EUUBC) and uSupport project will cooperate in promotion of Ukraine’s IT-outsourcing industry in EU.
EUUBC will provide uSupport project with any relevant info assistance. The parties will also cooperate within intention to represent the IT-outsoucing companies of Ukraine at the EU level and support with the European relationship building and fundraising.
The EU-Ukraine Business Council is an independent CEO-level forum for European and Ukrainian business leaders that is set up as a non-profit making organisation in order to promote trade and investment between the EU and Ukraine, to assist companies to develop business opportunities, to promote dialogue between governments and companies to help solve market access difficulties and overcome regulatory obstacles both for Ukrainian businesses in the EU and EU businesses in Ukraine.
The EU Ukraine Business Council provides a range of communication services: conferences, round tables, seminars, and business networking meetings. The Council also provides informational support, including research on economic, political, trade, regulatory, commercial and market defence issues. It provides members with a news monitoring service for EU/Ukrainian trade news relating to market access and/or regulatory issues. The EUUBC has an EU advisory unit for Ukrainian businesses to make contact with the European Commission, European Parliament and other agencies.
uSupport project is a web catalog created to support the IT branch of Ukraine. The main tasks are: to gather the most exact information about the spectrum of IT outsourcing companies of Ukraine and the services they provide, and to provide the most precise information about the ІТ potential of Ukraine in terms of export oriented services. More than 100 IT-outsourcing and business process outsourcing companies (BPO) have registered in the catalog.
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The national statistic service of Ukraine reports 15,676 economically active firms as having IT and telecommunications as their primary field activity.
The majority of them - more than 6,000 - are registered in Kyiv, and the number of IT professionals working in Kyiv is more than 17,500. The total number of IT professionals working in Ukraine is more than 200,000, and 15,000 professionals are supplied to the industry every year by university graduates.