Being the collective voice of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Kosovo, STIKK promotes the converging interests of the businesses and individuals in the field of ICT.
As a catalyst to the dynamic technology industry, STIKK accelerates growth and progress for the fast-paced economy. it shapes the industry at large. STIKK provides a platform that unites technology leaders to connect and collaborate, and it avidly supports members who push the boundaries to propel technology forward.
Since its establishment in 2008, 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 200+ 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.
Develop an independent and objective association focused solely on the needs of ALL of its members and society in general.
Implement value added activities that increase the profile and organisation of the entire ICT sector
Dedicate necessary funds to enable full time staff and allow reasonable time for association to become sustainable and operational.
Focus on revenue generating activities, best practices in the region, and integration into regional and European markets.
Advocacy & lobbying services
One-stop-shop servicesfor international and local clients
Market intelligence, Promotion, and B2B matchmaking servicesthrough Export Promotion Service
Consulting and technical assistance servicesbusiness development
Coordination & networking services
Project management services
Capacity building servicesthrough STIKK Education
Incubation services and start-up supportthrough Innovation Centre Kosovo
Innovation management servicesthrough STIKK Innovation Hub
Organization of events & conferences
European Union projects
R&D supportthrough partnerships with private and public educational institutions
Export Promotion Service (EPS)
Export Promotion Service (EPS) has been designed as a cluster service for STIKK in order to support the member companies in exporting and developing their international business. Through this EPS, STIKK offers various Business-to-Business activities (B2B). The following are the destinations reached through the EPS: Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Oslo, Amsterdam, Dublin, Trento, Milan, London, Istanbul, Sofia and so on.
Project Manager:Bardh Kadiu, Egzon Gashi
National strategy of IT and Outsourcing
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
British Council Trainings
In cooperation with Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK) and British Council, STIKK has organised 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.
Project Manager:Vesa Batalli