Research and development centers are a way to easily and affordably expand your team for the life of one or multiple projects. Whether you are a small startup or world-beating company, look to Develux as our experts provide efficient and effective research, testing, and implementation with the right tech stack for your product.

Our Cooperative Process


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We take the open book model seriously. Salaries, associated fees, and office rental for your IT hub will be transparently costed and presented according to your requirements.


We get down to it by establishing your R&D software development center and working strictly on the roadmap. Frequent communication means you will be with us every step of the way.


Nothing beats the satisfaction of a job well done. That’s why we will be there as you unleash your product on the world, knowing that we have undertaken all the steps to success.


believes in strong communication and transparency, making sure you are in the loop at every research and development stage.

Our mission is to build high performing teams for our clients, with a diverse and flexible in-house team that handles research, analytics, project coordination, development, architecture, and marketing.

Ukraine is considered a hub for IT specialists, with the sector increasing by 26% year on year and tech-related services the third-largest export.

This means there is no shortage of motivated and experienced software developers looking to give your business a boost.

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We Provide the Full R&D Center Service

A specific R&D request may involve engaging our wider circle of contacts. We will pull out all the stops to find the relevant people for your project.
Team management
From team organization and workflow down to administrative details like salary packaging, every aspect will be managed professionally.
Project kick-off
Through no-nonsense software research and development, your innovative ideas will be brought to life by an enthusiastic and cohesive unit of experts.

Why choose us?

R&D software development is one of Develux’s specialized services. We want to make sure you get the most out of us, which is why we can bring all the resources from an experienced and enthusiastic pool of specialists to the task of setting up and running an R&D center.

We know what is feasible and what’s not, making sure no time is wasted, and only a solid product is built, with the core elements of our tech stack being Python/Django, Redis, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB.

Advantages of Our R&D Center

You delegate, we innovate.

Direct management

Communication is key. We welcome all the input you have to offer, as a more in-depth understanding can only increase the capacity for targeted R&D software development. We work towards your specific goals as a motivated and dedicated team.

Agility & flexibility

We recognize that market conditions, trends, and demand change rapidly in this globalized world, which is why we analyze the prevailing conditions and work diligently to stay ahead. We also possess the flexibility to adopt new technology and pivot to meet a realigned strategy.


Working with a team overseas involves a certain level of trust. We foster confidence and mutual respect between you and our team through complete transparency of fees, which are negotiated up-front to your satisfaction.

Full-service solution

Providing just the basic R&D service is not what we are about. With a complete team spanning research, analytics, project coordination, development, architecture, and marketing, we can handle any project and successfully adapt to revised client requests.

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Where Does Develux Find Its Team of Specialists

Snapping up the top technicians in Eastern Europe is how we make sure the best possible software engineers are engaged to work on your team.

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Questions & Answers

One trending way to leverage IT talent is by developing a software research and development (R&D) center. R&D differs from outsourcing in that it quickly recruits talents, has its own branded office, is dedicated to your project rather than to money, and is fully transparent about costs. In Ukraine, there are over 100 software development R&D offices; by leveraging their IT talent, tech companies get greater access to a talent pool, reduce their costs, and get more opportunities for branding. Ukraine is an excellent place to get software research and development services, as its IT market is currently growing by 22% per year. As of 2020, Ukraine had over 190,000 IT specialists – most of whom speak English well and have a higher degree in computer sciences. Furthermore, 55% of developers in Ukraine have senior or middle positions.

Research and development software centers do have risks, but they are avoidable. Some challenges among R&D software centers include employer branding and office lease agreements.

Employer branding: Sometimes, popular US tech companies have no recognition in Ukraine. By spending more money on employer branding, you can get exposure to your company overseas and accelerate the recruitment process.

Office Lease Agreements: Often, business owners don’t think about the costs of office rent and the terms of leases. It’s important to meet with a lawyer who can represent you at tenant negotiations. You should also hold an IT infrastructure manager responsible for checking on your office and assessing its noise level, air conditioning, parking lot, and so on.

The geographical location is a huge factor in assessing R&D costs. Software engineer salaries in Ukrain are about 73% lower than in the US. What’s more, when you build an R&D model, you are paying as you go, thus allowing you to budget in advance and regulate the services you need. You’ll also need to pay for the business center itself – which can vary depending on where in Ukraine it is located. In the center of Kyiv, the rent per square meter is around $50. Furthermore, don’t forget about the monthly salary of your recruiter – and subscription costs for recruitment tools.

While you can certainly set up a software R&D Center on your own, it is complex and not always cost-effective. Our team can help you build an ideal team with little stress – our multi-step process is as follows:

  • We define the size and structure of the needed software research and development team. We’ll complete time bounding, scoping, and contracting within a couple of weeks.
  • We hire a developing team and extend it, if necessary.
  • We assess the whole project and verify that the R&D team is ready to go.
  • We set up an administrative staff to take care of the center’s operations.
  • We finalize the R&D center by arranging entity registration, utilities, an exit plan, and so on.

According to Clutch, the average size of a research and development company in Ukraine is 10-49 employees. The second-most average size is 50-249 employees.