UNIT.City – is Ukraine’s first innovation park located, located on the territory of an abandoned motor factory on Dorogozhytska Street.
The complex opened its doors in 2017, and at the beginning of 2019 its size was expanded by erecting a new 6-storey business campus – the third one on the territory of UNIT.City.
Today UNIT.City has:
- 90 + resident companies
- 900 students in UNIT Factory IT School
- 1000 work desks
- 3 business buildings and coworking
- 8 accelerators
- 4 laboratories
- 2 investment funds
In addition, on an area of 16,900 m², the new campus can potentially receive 10,000 visitors per month.
“The mission of the park is the creation of companies, the creation of technologies and the immersion of Ukraine in the global context,” say founders of innovation park Bakhmatov and Yakover. The latter argue that the facility is technologically advanced, ergonomic and fully environmentally friendly – it complies with the LEED ‘green building’ standard, and the campus engineering infrastructure is aimed at saving energy, water resources, reducing CO2 emissions and improving the quality of indoor air. UNIT.City also sorts garbage.
The main features of the new campus are: the bright red color of the façade, glass and a hall for large events with 400 seats. “This means that UNIT.City will now be able to host many more conferences and specialized events,” affirms managing partner.
The building also provides a large waiting room, parking on the underground level and bar. The lobby is decorated with trees and a living wall.
Chasopys.UNIT is a coworking, where the “inhabitants” can not only negotiate and discuss operational issues, but also realize their own events. The event space, which can be zoned with transparent division “walls”, can generally accommodate up to 120 people.
UNIT.City plans to launch the construction of the first residential complexes in April-May this year. “For us, residential infrastructure is extremely important. Housing is what enables us to make the city alive 24/7, it closes our ecosystem. If you have accommodation here, then you automatically save 40-50 minutes a day. It means that a person receives six extra hours a week that can be devoted to family, friends or hobbies,” comments one of the founders.
The next step implies opening of the central square – the heart of the city and the main object of the innovation park. Event Plaza will cover an area of 5000 square 5000 km2 and will connect the key elements of the town – campuses and residential buildings. It is expected that the square will become an active event platform this summer.
The project is scheduled to be concluded by 2025.
Photo credits: the-village.com.ua, ain.ua