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Košice IT Valley is a non-profit organization that was established in 2007 as a joint initiative of municipalities, universities and IT companies with the aim of building a knowledge-based economy in the eastern Slovakia. Cluster’s vision is to create regional partnerships which will contribute to the expansion and improvement of educational programs, creating a broad portfolio of job opportunities for the skilled workforce. Furthermore, the cluster is interested in developing a unified strategy for achieving prosperity in the region of eastern Slovakia, thus ensuring a gradual improvement in its inhabitants’ quality of life.

The Košice IT Valley cluster’s mission is to create a business-friendly environment supporting all forms of cooperation and innovation within the region of Eastern Slovakia, supporting the sustainability and competitiveness of IT companies worldwide. We also focus on creating and bringing job positions with higher added value to the region within individual entities’ cooperation. 

In this context, our mission is to support the range of training programs needed for these jobs and to motivate young people to study and work in IT and robotics. The association reaches thousands of students in the region through its educational activities. Some of the association's most well-known activities include Live IT Projects, which brings interesting hands-on projects to computer science students, the IT Creativity Lab, which teaches digital skills to high school students, teacher training, as well as long-term and systematic work to update curricula, and many others.

Košice IT Valley is often the first point of contact for investors who want to start their activities in the region, so the association collects data on the local labour market and the technologies used. The association also organises expert forums and discussions to highlight the importance of technological and regional development and to appeal to local and national leaders.


Our activities are focused on the following areas:

  • Education and skills of the future

  • Region of Eastern Slovakia as a good place for life

  • Innovative ecosystem

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