Google has extended the validity of 50,000 Workspace licenses for employees of the Ukrainian government, Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Development of Education, Science and Technology, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said on his Telegram channel.
He added that this will allow the use of corporate email, cloud storage and other Google Workspace services for free for another year.
“Google is extending 50,000 Workspace licenses for the government – the results of a meeting with the company’s top management. Government employees will be able to use corporate email, cloud storage and other Google Workspace services for free for another year. This will increase their efficiency, as well as ensure protection and security data,” Fedorov wrote.
According to him, the development of Ukrainian YouTube was discussed separately at the meeting, from the point of view of the need to increase the volume of Ukrainian content.
“Another important area is the integration of Google’s AI technology into the products of the Ministry of Digital Transformation. We are considering the possibility of using technologies in Mriia [electronic educational service],” the Deputy Prime Minister wrote.
Fedorov expressed gratitude to Google top managers Patrick Warnking, Annette Kroeber-Riel, Marta Poslad for their support and visit to Kyiv.
He recalled that Google provided a $2 million grant to restart the Diia.Osvita platform and donated 50,000 Chromebooks as part of the Laptop for Every Teacher project. Also, it founded the Ukraine Support Fund with a budget of $5 million to support Ukrainian startups.