ICK FACTSHEET

Innovation Centre Kosovo supports entrepreneurship, innovation and commercially based business development, through which it believes will impact the economy of the country, by supporting a new generation of job creators. ICK supports both start-ups and existing companies with the potential for growth.


ICK FACTSHEET

June 27, 2012

History
Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK) a foundation registered in 2012, assists smart people, with big ideas to tackle market needs and create commercially driven businesses. The centre also serves as a valuable resource for new and emerging startups and companies that are focused on the development of new technologies. Athene Prosjektledelse, Norway and Kosovo Association of Information and Communication Technology (STIKK), are the founders of ICK, and Crimson Capital, Kosovo is the main cooperating partner. ICK is funded by The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mission & Goals
Innovation Centre Kosovo supports entrepreneurship, innovation and commercially based business development, through which it believes will impact the economy of the country, by supporting a new generation of job creators. ICK supports both start-ups and existing companies with the potential for growth.

Jobs & Training
Innovation Centre Kosovo main goal is to help create jobs in Kosovo. Since its establishment the centre has contributed in the creation of jobs in Kosovo through various trainings and practical workshops.

·      ICK employs 10 people

·    ICK organized a training on how to use the Android Platform and two practical hands on workshops. The result is 5 young people found jobs after these events.

·      The ICK Incubator has 33 tenants divided in 11 teams

·      7 teams are selected through the first Open Call for business ideas

·    4 teams are selected as winners from the two editions of Startup Weekend Prishtina organized in December 2011 and May 2012.

Incubator
The Incubator is the heart of the Innovation Centre Kosovo. ICK Incubator provides pre-incubation and incubation services, depending on the experience of the team and level of development of the business idea.

 



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