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MISSION & VISSION

Protik Innovation Center is established by the combined efforts of Albanian American Development Foundation (AADF), The Government of Albania, USAID, Microsoft, Albtelecom and CISCO.

Protik is an independent non-profit Information Communication Technology center, whose primary objectives are to increase the demand and the use of ICT and assist in market growth, to strengthen human and institutional capacity, to increase cooperation between the private sector, educational institutions, and the government, to provide ICT entrepreneurs with access to modern technology and knowhow, and to serve as an information networking hub.

 

Protik is a successful model of public private partnership, as a neutral, not for profit organization that offers a distinct comparative advantage in the Albanian market.

 

Protik opened doors in October 2012 with the mission of catalyzing the development of the ICT sector in Albania.

PROTIK HAS THE
FOLLOWING GOALS

  • FOSTER INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • STIMULATING DEMAND FOR ICT PRODUCTS
  • PROMOTING NETWORKING AND PARTNERSHIPS
  • ACHIEVE SELF-SUSTAINABILITY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Aleksandër SARAPULI

Co-CEO Albanian American Development Foundation (AADF),
Chairman of the Board

Martin MATA

Co-CEO Albanian American Development Foundation (AADF) ,
Member of the Board

Enio JAÇO

CEO Creative Business Solutions,
Member of the Board

Dritan MEZINI

Executive Director, DM Consulting,
Member of the Board

Arbjan MAZNIKU

Board Member, Deputy Mayor of the Tirana Municipality

PROTIK STAFF

  • Erion Nako

    Executive Director

  • Ivlin Gjata

    Project Manager

  • Reni Ndreko

    Project Manager

  • Sabi Osmani

    PR, Marketing & Event Manager

  • Lavdi Bakiu

    Network and System Administrator

  • Albana Veshi

    Finance and Administration Manager

FOUNDERS AND SUPPORTERS

Protik will play a central role in stimulating the growth of the ICT sector in Albania. The resource center will help create a better ICT business environment by improving standards and educational opportunities, as well as advocate with its partners to ensure that the sector will attract new businesses and investments. Founders and partners are Protik’s most important resource. This partnership is a consortium of businesses, non for profit and government entities that promote the skills needed to compete in an innovation – driven economy. You may find more information on Protik’s founders in the following links.

USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was created on November 3rd, 1961 with a spirit of progress and innovation. Since its creation, USAID's culture continues to serve as a reflection of core American values that are rooted in a belief for doing the right thing. USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.

http://www.usaid.gov

AADF

The Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) was created in 2009 by the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund with the support and encouragement of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Government. The AADF is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees which operates entirely in Albania.

http://www.aadf.org

Microsoft

Microsoft is one of the biggest and most influential companies in the ICT industry worldwide. Microsoft Corporation engages in developing, licensing, and supporting a range of software products and services, by designing and selling hardware devices, and by delivering relevant online advertising to a customer audience worldwide.

http://www.microsoft.com

Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Cisco has pioneered the use of the Internet in its own business practice and offers consulting services based on its experience to help other organizations around the world.

http://www.cisco.com

Albtelecom

Albtelecom sha (a shortening of Albanian Telecom) is the Albanian incumbent operator and largest fixed line and internet service provider.

http://www.albtelecom.al

Partners