Vitaliy Klitschko (Mayor of Kyiv), H.E. Mr. Jon Elvedal Fredriksen (Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine) and Dimitri Podoliev (Chairman@Seed Forum Ukraine Foundation)
Friday, 18th December 2015 Seed Forum Ukraine Foundation and Kyiv City Council represented by Kyiv Youth Centre signed an agreement of free property use for creation of iHUB innovation and entrepreneurship centre on Kreschatyk 10.
Dimitri Podoliev (Chairman@Seed Forum Ukraine Foundation), Anna Kutsenko (Director@Kyiv Youth Centre) signing the agreement.
During the discussion with the Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine H.E. Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, Mayor of Kyiv Vitaly Klitschko thanked for the help in realisation of this project. “I am glad that the government of Norway helps us and is ready to invest in Kyiv. This centre shall become a focal point so that IT-technologies and projects that will be developed at iHUB will serve as a signal for the rest, that Kyiv is the place to do high-tech business” – the Mayor noted.
Preparation for the renovation of the property on Kreschatyk 10, allocated by the Kyiv City council for the establishment of iHUB has already started. After reconstruction the space of about 2000 m2 will accommodate workplaces for about 250 entrepreneurs, 2 large lecture halls, multiple private and conference rooms where startups will work and participate in educational events. According to preliminary estimates the reconstruction could take up to 5 months, and the official opening is planned for June 2016.