UNIT.City Innovation Park Doubles in Size Due to Its New 6-Storey Business Campus
The Park will accommodate up to 200,000 people a year.
- The 6-storey campus adds 16,900 m² to the total area of UNIT.City Innovation Park
- This new building will provide space for more than 1,000 residents and will allow to host about 10,000 people a month
- Among new residents of UNIT.City are DTEK Academy and Metinvest Digital transformation unit
- On its ground floor, there is a multifunctional 400-person conference hall UNIT.Verse
UNIT.City has presented its third business campus, which is also the sixth sizable building in what will soon become an innovation city. Hence, the total area of the business district has doubled and now is almost 30,000 m². Among new residents of UNIT.City are DTEK Academy and Metinvest Digital transformation unit. The official opening was held in UNIT.Verse, a new multifunctional hall where from now on will be held the Park’s major events.
“With a twofold enlargement of its scale, UNIT.City has secured its title as the №1 Innovation Park in Ukraine. We have already invested over $50 million into the project, and by the end of 2019 this amount will increase by $100 million. We plan to open a new line of buildings and a central square. By bringing together fast-growing companies, startups, top professionals and talented youth, UNIT.City promotes Ukraine as a country with a creative economy, high technology, and ideas. Our goal is to make UNIT.City one of the biggest innovation districts in Europe by 2020,” Vasyl Khmelnytsky, Founder of UFuture Investment Group announced.
Co-developers and co-investors of the project are UDP and KAN Development.
According to Igor Nikonov, KAN Development Founder, the new business campus was erected in record time: just a year. “The building has a bright architectural appearance. It is technological, ergonomic and fully ecological: it complies with the green building standard of the American LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system”. The engineering infrastructure of the new campus is aimed at preserving energy, water, reducing CO2 emissions and improving the quality of the air indoors.
“UNIT.City is the terrain for the future we build for our children and grandchildren.”, elaborated Igor Nikonov.
At the press briefing, the audience was also offered a glimpse of the Park’s central square which should be opened this summer. It will be then that UNIT.City will become publicly available to all Kyiv residents and visitors of the capital. The Event Plaza will cover an area of 5,000 m². By connecting the residential and the business districts of UNIT.City, it will become a venue for its most important events and will be ready to install stage equipment.
“In 2018, we opened our second campus with a coworking space and expanded from 35 to 90 resident companies, including global industry leaders such as Snapchat and Syngenta. We organized 20 large projects and held over 420 events. We were visited by more than 35,000 people. The number of UNIT Factory students has increased from 500 to 900. All these figures, as well as the number of residency applications, show that our initial strategy was correct. With the commissioning of the third campus in 2019, we have reached a new level: scaling,” emphasized Max Yakover, CEO and Managing Partner of UNIT.City.
The campus also boasts a new 400-person event space. “This means that UNIT.City will be able to host more conferences and specialized activities,” said Max Yakover.
“Previously we accepted mostly small companies – up to 20 people. Now major players such as DTEK Academy and Metinvest’s digital laboratory are based here,” Maxim Bakhmatov, Managing Partner of UNIT.City says. “Digitalization of corporations is a global trend and UNIT.City is the right place for such companies. Our new residents will have access to talents and technology, and will enjoy the opportunity to develop in an innovative and creative environment.”
UNIT.City is Ukraine’s first innovation park. It is the location where matchless infrastructure and all-inclusive ecosystem enable high technology, innovative and creative businesses to happen and flourish. The goal is to become the center of innovations and a one-point entry into Ukraine for investors, partners and new technology from all over the world. The mission of UNIT.City is to create a unique innovation platform where advanced companies, start-ups and mavens get an opportunity to cross paths and work together ramping up their growth and honing quality.
The park offers its residents a package of additional services for business development: meetings with investors, counseling, mentoring and accelerating programs, prototyping laboratories, great infrastructure for work and leisure.
The investor is Vasyl Khmelnytsky, Founder of UFuture Investment Group.
UFuture Investment Group
UFuture is a private equity firm and group of companies. Established in autumn 2017, it united the business projects of Ukrainian entrepreneur Vasyl Khmelnytsky. The group includes the Ukrainian development company UDP, whose specialization is the implementation of large infrastructure projects. In addition, the conglomerate includes such businesses as UDP Renewables (green energy), the Bila Tserkva industrial park, the innovation parks UNIT.City and LvivTech.City, pharmaceutical producer Biopharma. UFuture also supports and coordinates social projects related to education and economics, some of which are annual Kyiv International Economic Forum, cutting-edge IT coding school UNIT Factory and K.Fund Books publishing project.
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UDP is Ukraine-based investment and property development company. Founded in 2002.
UDP has designed and successfully implemented more than 15 long-term projects, with some of the most famous being Ocean Plaza shopping center; Ukraine’s first innovation park UNIT.City; residential complexes Novopecherski Lypky, Boulevard of Fountains, Parkove Misto, RiverStone; mixed-use complexes Smart Plaza Polytech and Smart Plaza Obolon.
About KAN Development
KAN Development is a Ukrainian development company managing a group of business partners involved in implementing real estate projects of various scales and levels of complexity. Among its most successful endeavors are: Ocean Plaza, Parkove Misto, 101 Tower Business Center, IQ Business Center, Tetris Hall and Comfort Town. KAN Development was the first company to build “a city in the city” type of housing estate, smart apartments and its own network of educational institutions.