STIKK - The Kosovo ICT Association was established in 2008 by the six founding member companies and supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Crimson Capital and IKT Norge, with the aim of acting as a collective voice of the ICT sector. During ten years of its operations STIKK was able to achieve numerous successes and become one of the leading drivers of the ICT industry and ICT community in Kosovo. Striving towards the development of the ICT industry, STIKK implemented numerous projects aimed to promote the ICT sector of Kosovo, improve its regulatory framework, implement research and industry specific analysis, and facilitate professional development of sector’s constituents. STIKK currently accounts for 125 +members, which represents 90% of the whole ICT market of Kosovo.
STIKK is dedicated to help out the long-term-growth of the Information and Communications Technology industry in Kosovo; is committed to improving the business environment for the ICT, as well as promoting the contribution of the Information and Communications Technology to economic growth and social progress in Kosovo. STIKK seeks to participate in the development and implementation of policies by helping the Government and Institutions of Kosovo to understand current and future technology trends, and how technology can contribute to the economic growth of the country.
The Kosovo Association of Information and Communication Technology (STIKK) shall have a central role in stimulating dynamic growth of the ICT sector in Kosovo, thereby opening up new opportunities and increasing competitiveness of the sector, within the country and abroad.
STIKK will help create a better ICT business environment by improving standards and educational opportunities, and advocating with the government on behalf of its members to ensure that the sector will attract new business and investment.
STIKK in collaboration with a number of intermediaries, supporters, and a consultant Mr. Lucas von Zallinger are outlining the national IT and Outsourcing strategy. This parallel development and implementation of the strategy will enable economic growth, employment, competitiveness and increase of exports in the Kosovo IT sector. STIKK will serve as an one stop shop by creating a networking platform for future matchmaking/business opportunities.
Donor: GIZ, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Project Manager: Vjollca Çavolli, Bardh Kadiu
Budget: 168,627.54 €
In cooperation with Innovation Center Kosovo (ICK) and British Council, STIKK has organized three trainings in 2014. These long-term courses intend to teach explicit skills to students in three topics. These topics are: Android development, iOS development and Fundamentals of Internet marketing & SEO. They are funded by British Council.
Donor: British Council
Project Manager: Vesa Batalli
Budget: 11,000.00 €
STIKK Training Academy has been designed to specifically address the obstacles concerning skill-development and training. The Training Academy brings together all of the IT training opportunities already provided by STIKK, with a host of new IT programmes and initiatives. Its vision is to increase the local capabilities in the sector of ICT through professional and competent trainings, specifically designed to meet the needs of the local industry, while keeping on with international technology trends.
Donor: GIZ, SPARK, British Council, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Project Manager: Vesa Batalli
Budget: 50,000.54 €