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Prishtina, 24.12.2014 – Minister of Economic Development, Blerand Stavileci, visited Innovation Centre Kosovo and the Association of Information and Communication Technology (STIKK) to be informed on the developments and trends of the ICT sector in Kosovo and to identify opportunities for cooperation and ways of assistance from government the Republic of Kosovo for the sector.

ICK and STIKK presented their work of the last three years to the Minister, as well as the national development strategy for the sector, plans to open new incubation centers for startup businesses, proposals for changes in the fiscal package and examples of successful models of operation of innovative centers in the region and the world.

In conclusion, with the initiative of Minister Stavileci, all key stakeholders in the field of Information Technology and Communication in Kosovo will meet on 17 January 2015 in Prishtina, to develop concrete actions and propose an inter-ministerial strategy to promote the development of the sector.

Given the global trends, ICT is the sector with the highest economic growth. Kosovo companies export 16 million euros in services per year, while the Innovation Centre Kosovo adds 25 startup businesses to the market every year on average.