Are you developing ICT solutions, products and providing the ICT services and you are interested in a bilateral partnership with ICT companies from EU?If so, find out how you might be able to participate in our B2B Matchmaking event which is to be organized and funded by the “EU support for the competitiveness of Kosovo’s ICT sector” Project.

The ICT – B2B Matchmaking Event will be organized from 5-7 of April /2022 in Sofia/Bulgaria, having participating the selected Kosovar ICT companies and STIKK, that will have the opportunity to meet with Bulgarian ICT companies, Sofia Tech Park, National ICT Association and National SME Promotion Agency, aiming at exploring potential business opportunities and establish direct cooperation with their counterparts from Bulgarian ICT sector, which represents the most vibrant Bulgarian sector of the best developed high-tech, value-added innovation companies as among the leading European ICT outsourcing country.

  • The B2B and matchmaking event will be organized in cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network Kosovo (Prishtina REA & STIKK)
  • On the first day of the event, the opening and introductory session will be followed by personal B2B meetings between Bulgarian and Kosovar counterparts, which will help the companies to promote their products / services, explore possibilities and find opportunities for synergies and collaboration.
  • On the second day the event the representatives of Kosovar companies will have the chance to visit their local counterparts to continue their acquaintance and discuss in more details prospects of cooperation. Additionally, there will be field visits to Sofia Tech Park.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  Kosovo ICT Companies are invited to apply for participation in International B2B & Matchmaking Event in Bulgaria to be held during 5-7 April.

B2B and Matchmaking offers:

  • Explore and Discuss new business opportunities,
  • Meet and create strong business links,
  • Reach new markets and grow business network

Expenses covered by the Organizer:

  • International Travel and Accommodation costs in Sofia (3 overnights), meals, local travel within the place of mission and sundry expenses.
  • IT Platform registration, Business meetings and assistance before, during and after the event.

Expenses covered by the Selected Company/participant:

Participants will cover the issuance of visas and any other expenses that are not included in the above list of expenses covered by the organizer.

Who can apply?

Kosovar ICT private companies with good potential for international cooperation and if the company and the representative manager meet the following eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

NoName of CriterionRange / Definition
1Sector of IndustryInformation & Communication Technologies
2Ownership100% Private owned (min.80% of equity belongs to    Kosovar citizens)
3Operating timemin. 3 years
4Staff Headcountmin. 5 – max. 250
 Economic and financial 
5Annual Turnover (2021)Between 50.000 € – 100.000 €Between 100.000€ – 250.000 €Over 250.000 €
6Export PerformanceAt least 30 % of exports share in total turnover
8Good English languageThe company should have good English language speaking Manager, who will participate in the B2B event.
9Manager’s Experiencemin. of 6 years of general working experience and at least 3 years in middle or top managerial position in the company.
  • For all the above criteria, the applicant should be able to provide a relevant certificate or receipt if requested.
  • Priority will be given to managers of companies that have not participated in previous international B2B events and in case of equal score to female applicants.
  • Candidates who participated in the Business and Management training provided by the Project will be granted additional 10 points.

Apply here: leads to APPLICATION FORM for the B2B and Matchmaking Event Sofia- April 5-7 2022.

Scoring Criteria

Scoring CriteriaWeight (Max 160)
Annual Turnover (2021)
Between 50.000 € – 100.000 €20
Between 100.000€ – 250.000 €50
Over 250.000 €40
Share of Exports in Turnover
Above 60%40
 Manager’s Experience
6 Years40
Above 6 Years50
Candidates who participated in the Business and Management training provided by the Project10
Essential criteria
Sector of Industry Information & Communication Technologies
Ownership 100% Private owned(min.80% of equity belongs to Kosovar citizens)
Operating time min. 3 years
Staff Headcount min. 5 – max. 250
At least 30 % share of exports in total turnover
English Language
Manager’s Experience min. of 6 years of general working experience and at least 3 years in middle or top managerial position in the company.