for IT business
About BIONIC University
BIONIC University (BU), an open intercorporate university,
is an educational initiative of BIONIC Hill Innovation Park
The mission of BIONIC University is to prepare future professionals for
the Ukrainian IT-industry
BIONIC University provides:
a thorough multi-level selection of the most talented candidates
for participation in its programs
short-term practice oriented programs to develop the necessary
an opportunity to get a lifelong education, to refresh knowledge,
and to open new professional horizons
a platform for communication and cooperation between experts
in the IT-industry and talented goal-oriented youth
high-quality training of teams and specialists preparing them
to create innovative products and to implement projects
Career boost for
Qualified human resources
provider for IT-companies
BIONIC University provides integrated
training in three programs:
Tech skills, Soft skills and Entrepreneurship
The combination of up-to-date technical knowledge, social interaction
skills and the entrepreneurial spirit enables BU to provide the IT-market
with cutting edge specialists. BIONIC University graduates are ready to
work on projects and are able to effectively join existing teams.
Tech Skills Program
The Tech Skills Program contains courses developing technical
expertise in the most relevant spheres of programming. Students
will master the instruments needed to create innovative IT-products.
Soft Skills Program
The Soft Skills Program aims to develop skills and competences that
allow specialists to succeed through a high level of self-organization,
quality planning and effective communication. Two educational courses
are offered within the program: SELF-Management and PEOPLEManagement.
SELF-Management skills are the competencies which enable people to
improve personal effectiveness that allow them to achieve goals more
efficiently, to manage time, to become a persuasive speaker and to
The SELF-Management course comprises three modules:
COMmunication, TIMEmanagement, Presentation.
PEOPLE-Management skills enable people to interact with others
efficiently, to work in a team, motivate themselves and others, to reason
professionally, to achieve win-win results in negotiations and
to maintain the work-life balance.
The PEOPLE-Management course includes modules on: JOB Attitude,
The Entrepreneurship Program is designed to help create a new
business or project. To succeed it is important to evaluate market
potential, identify clients’ needs, build up a team, provide financing,
develop the product, define a business model, and organize business
processes. The Entrepreneurship Program gives an understanding of the
main constituents required for systematic business growth, taking into
account international practice and Ukrainian reality.
Two educational courses within the program are designed in cooperation
with some of the world’s largest IT-companies.
A joint HP & BU program “Entrepreneur Club – Powered
by HP LIFE e-Learning” is aimed at students with an
entrepreneurial mindset interested in following their
dreams and creating their own business. The program
combines the best classroom, expert interchange and
online learning. HP LIFE (HP Learning Initiative for
Entrepreneurs) e-Learning is a global online platform
offering interactive IT and business skills focused on
finance, marketing, communication, and operations
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is serious about
starting their own business and who wants to learn how to
achieve their goals.
Flexibility: learn the theory and complete online case studies
in your own time, at your own pace supported by practical
Discussions: share your business ideas with industry experts
Motivation: develop a business plan in cooperation with
Tech Skills students
Opportunity: to share knowledge and experience with the future
Program Duration and Teaching Format: 2 months (online education
+ weekly meetings with experts). Upon program completion the
participants must defend their own business projects.
A joint program introduced by CISCO Entrepreneurship
Institute and BIONIC University “Business Setup”
creates the conditions for further development of young
professionals in the entrepreneurial sphere, combining
knowledge with business management skills, enhancing
leadership potential and using IT-technologies. This
program is the one for those who are consciously looking
for ways to implement their projects and plan to set up
their own business using IT-technologies.
Continuity and integrity
Concurrent personal growth in business, leadership and
Intellectual and organizational support during education
Regular classes with instructors throughout the program
The program’s basic modules reveal the peculiarities of business setup
analysis, development opportunities, marketing and communications,
finance, operations management and HR-management.
Program duration and teaching format:
3 months (classes meet three times a week). Self-education including
practical tasks and work on a business plan. Upon program completion
the participants must defend their own business projects.
Why Study at BIONIC
Education at BIONIC University offers the opportunity:
not only to obtain theoretical knowledge, but to master practical
skills in one of the world’s most dynamic industries – IT
to upgrade one’s qualification or to acquire a new profession
in IT -field
to gather a team of fellow-thinkers and launch a joint project
as the participants team up and get advice from experts and
to communicate with successful entrepreneurs, industry experts
and leading scholars – BU guests
to make acquaintance with potential employers and partners
The instructors at BIONIC University are experienced
professionals who work for major IT-companies,
business incubators and educational establishments
Benefits for Partners
BIONIC University is the solution for urgent issues in the IT-industry
regarding selection and training of highly qualified specialists
Cooperation with leading IT-companies provides BU with a deep
understanding of IT-market demands concerning employee training.
BIONIC University’s educational programs focus on solving the market’s
Multi-level selection of candidates makes it possible to engage the most
talented and motivated specialists. Candidates that come to BU strive
for personal development and are aware of the need for continuous
Benefits for the State
Being the central element of the innovative ecosystem,
BIONIC University will be able to cooperate with major
IT-companies and BIONIC Hill Innovation Park:
to decrease the “brain drain” of talented specialists abroad
to intensify the transition from outsourcing to a Ukrainian
to ensure technological modernization of the national economy
to increase the GDP and fulfill the state budget
to improve the international image of Ukraine
BIONIC University graduates are promising specialists who combine
fundamental knowledge with practical skills in areas that are not
sufficiently covered by classical education. These people are ready
to be actively involved in the most challenging projects and to make
innovative ideas come true.
Participants of BIONIC University programs are the students and
graduates of over 15 prestigious Ukrainian universities including:
BU students and graduates have
gone on to work for leading IT companies.
Infopulse, Art-Master, EngagePoint,
Miratech, EPAM Systems, Luxoft, Ciklum,
SysIQ, Amazon, Samsung R&D, CyberVision,
Zultys, CONTACTIS, CleverUA
AND BIONIC Hill
BIONIC Hill Innovation Park’s establishment of its own open
intercorporate university has enabled it to:
Make its contribution to the IT-industry’s transition from
outsourcing to the product business model
Provide park residents with highly qualified professionals
Promote the development of the national IT-industry and high-
technology entrepreneurship in Ukraine
BIONIC Hill is the first Ukrainian innovation park which was founded
on the “Live-Work-Learn and Play” concept. The project foresees the
creation of an ideal environment for bold innovation, effective business
and comfortable living. The park will accommodate leading Ukrainian
and international companies specializing in IT, biotech and energy saving.
Implementation of this project will create 35,000 jobs.
BIONIC Hill is situated in the Sviatoshynsky district of Kyiv, close to
Kotsyubynske urban village. The city center and airport are less than
20 km (12.5 miles) away from the park. The total area of the park is
147 hectares, of which about 900 thousand square meters will be taken
up by buildings and structures. The first stage of construction to be
commissioned in 2015. Full construction completion is expected in 2020.
BIONIC Hill is a private business initiative of a major Ukrainian developer
(UDP company). The estimated investment volume is $1 billion.
10 months of its operation
2135 study applications were submitted and
1860 candidates took part in the
selection process for the programs.
10 months of its operation
BU graduated 260 specialists who received
training through 7 technical
programs. 25% of the specialists
underwent additional Soft Skills training.
During the first
26% of the students
found jobs, another 24% got job offers upon
completion of education. 33% of the
students worked freelance and 17% had
While studying at BU
already been employed and came
to BU to
upgrade their knowledge.
BU can train over 1000
88% of the University instructors
are experienced professionals
employed with leading IT companies, 12%
are professors from leading Universities.
With a population of 46 million people, Ukraine is one of the largest
Most European countries, Canada and the United States have visa-free
arrangements with Ukraine for visits up to three months.
Ukraine is a country with strong intellectual potential. According to the
2012 Global Talent Index, Ukraine ranks 12th worldwide for education
quality and 8th for enrollment rates in higher education. According to
the data of the Ministry of Education, over 500,000 Ukrainians receive
a higher education degree.
Ukraine is #1 in Central and Eastern Europe and 11th globally in quantity
of qualified specialists in IT-outsourcing.
The world’s leading IT-companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM,
Microsoft and CISCO, have offices in Ukraine. In 2012 Samsung set up its
R&D center in Ukraine, thus creating over 1000 jobs in the IT domain.
According to the 2011 A.T.Kerney Global Services Location Index, Ukraine
is in the top fifteen countries of financial appeal for conducting business.