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.
Blerina Rexhaj DreshajFinance and Administration Manager
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
The STIKK vision for TechPark Prishtina is to promote Kosovo as a country and as a knowledge-based economy, where the sector of Information and Communication Technology would be the leading sector. This Park is planned to become an internationally acknowledged and supportive environment for new businesses, by enabling entrepreneurship through technology, competitiveness and global business promotion.
Donor:Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, GIZ, EBRD
Project Manager:Vjollca Çavolli
Price:~ 1.5 MIL. €
Development of human resources in the sector through STIKK Education
STIKK Education came as a result of the companies’ needs for the preparation of their new employees; it offers two training cycles and other additional activities in a period of 18 months. Through such trainings, the young enthusiasts will gain specific skills that are currently in high demand in the European Union market, by fully mastering the curriculum, pursuant to the European Framework for e-Competence 3.0.
Donor:GIZ, Ministria Norvegjeze e Punëve të Jashtme, USAID
Project Manager:Egzon Gashi
CBC Innovation Hub
STIKK, as the leading organisation, together with the “Syri i Vizionit” have launched the Innovation Hub – project financed by the European Union. This Innovation Hub is a co-working space where the youth have had a non-stop access in working on their innovative ideas for developing the tourism sector through technology. In addition to this, the Innovation Hub also provides trainings and workshops aimed at the preparation of youth for the labour market.
Donor:CBC - European Union
Project Manager:Bardh Kadiu, Lorik Mullaademi