Are you a startup in ICT and looking to take your business to the next level?

Are you developing innovative ICT solutions, products and/or 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 a B2B Matchmaking event which will be organized and funded by the “EU support for the competitiveness of Kosovo’s ICT sector” Project.

The B2B and Matchmaking Event will be organized in June /2022 in Milan/Italy, where max. FOUR Kosovar startups in ICT will have the opportunity to meet with Italian ICT companies, National ICT Association and Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aiming at exploring potential business opportunities and establish direct cooperation with companies from Italian ICT cluster, which represents the most vibrant Italian sector of the best developed high-tech, value-added innovation companies

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  Kosovo ICT Startup Companies are invited to apply for participation in International B2B & Matchmaking Event in Italy during 12-14 June 2022.

B2B and Matchmaking benefits:

Expenses covered by the Organizer:

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 startup companies with potential for international cooperation which meet the following eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Criteria

Name of CriterionRange / Definition
Sector of IndustryInformation & Communication Technologies
Ownership100% Privately owned
(min.51% of equity belongs to    Kosovar citizens)
Operating timemax. 4 years
Staff Headcountmin. 4 employees
Economic and financial
Export PerformancePreferable 20 % of exports share in total turnover
Good English languageThe company should have good English language speaking Manager,
who will participate in the B2B event.
Manager’s ExperienceAt least 2 years in middle or top managerial position in the company.

Apply here: leads to APPLICATION FORM for the B2B and Matchmaking Event Milan- June 12-14, 2022.

Selection Criteria

Scoring Criteria Weight
(Max 160)
Annual Turnover (2021)
Between 50.000€ – 100.000 €30
Over 100.000 €50
Share of Exports in Turnover
Up to 20 %30
21 – 60 %50
Above 60%40
Staff Headcount
4 – 1030
11 – 2050
More than 2040
Manager’s Experience
2 Years40
Above 2 Years 50
Candidates who participated in the Business and
Management training provided by the Project
Essential criteria
Sector of Industry Information & Communication Technologies
Ownership 100% Private owned
(min.51% of equity belongs to Kosovar citizens)
Operating time: max.4 years
Staff Headcount: min. 4 employees
English Language
Manager’s Experience: min. of 2 years in middle or top managerial position in the company.