Businessman Vasyl Khmelnytsky intends to expand the area of the UNIT.City innovative park in Kyiv from 19 hectares to 26 hectares.
“We are now buying at dual prices those plots that were taken before us, and we’ll reach about 26 hectares,” Khmelnytsky said in an interview with the Novoye Vremia edition.
The UNIT.City innovative park officially opened in April 2017 in the territory of the former Kyiv motorcycle plant. The area of the park is 19 hectares. It includes the co-working area Chasopys-UNIT, the UNIT Factory IT school, three laboratories, a business campus, a fund and five accelerators. The park’s residents are 38 companies.
According to UNIT.City’s website, it is planned by 2019 to create four new business campuses, three accelerators, four funds and increase the number of resident companies to 100. By 2025, the park should include 25 hectares of space for work and leisure, as well as more than 300 companies and R&D laboratories (Research&Development are laboratories for the development of innovative technologies).
The managing partners of UNIT.City are Maksym Bakhmatov and Maksym Yakover (the CEO of the park).
Yakover is also a co-owner of the Chasopys creative co-working space at 3 Lva Tolstoho Street in Kyiv.