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STIKK - Kosovo ICT Association

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 6 November, 2008
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
BBS ICT Network
World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)
European Digital SME Alliance
European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT)
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Egzon
Gashi
Project Manager
+383 38 77 11 80 ext. 501
egzon.gashi@stikk.org
Male
Languages spoken: 
Albanian
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
100
Number of SME members: 
65
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
14
Number of larger company members: 
9
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Vision

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.

Mission

STIKK shall help in creating a more conducive environment for the ICT development, by supporting establishment of standards, education opportunities, and by advocating with the Government to ensure the attractiveness of the sector in terms of both new businesses and investment.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Access to technology services
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Details of support services: 
  1. Create conducive legislative and policy environment for a rapid development of the ICT sector;
  2. Human resource development consistent with the ICT sector demands;
  3. Provide services to members, with a view of creating new business opportunities;
  4. Creating conditions for a sustainable activity of the STIKK;
  5. Support members in exercising social responsibility of the ICT sector.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Germany
Norway
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Other
Please explain: 

Organising Business-to-Business events in Europe

Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

As a catalyst to the dynamic technology industry, STIKK accelerates growth and progress for the fast-paced economy, shaping 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. 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 90% of the whole ICT market of Kosovo.