Project Summary: The creation and building of the capacity of an independent and inclusive association – ICT Cortex, which will focus on the growth of the ICT sector and the promotion of the industry, strengthening the innovation and R&D ecosystem, and working to connect all stakeholders (private, public, academic community, and non-governmental organizations) to collaborate on the digital transformation of Montenegrin society and the economy.
Key Activities:
  • Creation and building of the capacity of the ICT Cortex Association
  • Establishment of governance bodies, assembly, and board of directors for the ICT cluster
  • Procurement of necessary work and office equipment, office space rental
  • Maintenance of the Executive Office, organization of board of directors and assembly meetings, and meetings of expert committees
  • Implementation of activities to increase the number of association members
  • Implementation of software solutions and the setup of the association’s digital infrastructure
  • Design and development of the official website
  • Definition and management of association promotion channels
  • Licensing and software setup for financial records
  • Provision and setup of a document management system (DMS)
  • Launch of the first Montenegrin technology portal
  • Organization of annual cluster conferences
  • Internationalization
  • Participation in and organization of meetings, hackathons, competitions, conferences
  • Networking and connecting the IT community with all stakeholders in society (at the national, regional, and international levels)
  • Networking and the creation of partnerships and consortia for applying to international, bilateral, and EU funds
  • Contribution to the digital transformation of society and the economy
  • Education
  • Media promotion of the association
Project Partners:
Duration: January 2022 – December 2024
Budget: €1,096,722.80 (50% contributed by member companies)
Funding by: Ministry of Science and Technological Development