Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Posted on: October 10, 2018

We are currently experiencing a revolution in Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is helping doctors diagnose diseases, banks better assess customer loan risks, farmers predict crop yields, marketers target and retain customers, and manufacturers improve quality control. If we look through these latest advancements in technology and AI in particular, we can say for sure that […]

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TE PEMA

Posted on: September 20, 2018

I am Dion Deva co-founder of “TE Pema”, I have applied at IPKO Foundation for the 500€ grant, a grant that is used for the construction of the irrigation system (drip irrigation) in the project called TE Pema. “TE Pema” is a project aimed for improving the quality of air and awareness of the population […]

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Where there is support, there is growth

Posted on: September 3, 2018

Every time I experience moments that make me feel like they come only once in a lifetime, I always end up thinking how I could’ve easily missed out on this kind of experience and feel grateful for the way things worked out to create the path that there. This time, if it wasn’t for IPKO […]

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Podujeva Academic Workshop Series (PAWS)

Posted on: August 20, 2018

Have you ever wondered if there are fun, yet productive activities during the summer in Podujeve? After a successful first edition of Podujeva Academic Workshop Series (PAWS) last year, IPKO Foundation has helped me and my team to take PAWS to the next level with a new edition this year. The Podujeva Academic Workshop Series […]

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Dreams Are Worth More than Money

Posted on: August 13, 2018

Students, more than most people, are faced with daily financial struggles. Because most of our time is dedicated toward our studies, we cannot really afford—from a time perspective—to constantly work full time and earn the money we need. This ineligibility to earn and spend my own money was stressing me out, and in some instances, […]

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Change Agents program a life changing experience

Posted on: July 9, 2018

Hi everyone, I am Elda Brada and I come from Kosovo. I became part of YMCA in Kosovo in 2015, when they decided to open a branch in my hometown Peja and I am part of this amazing organization from then on. With the YMCA I have had lots of amazing opportunities, but truly speaking […]

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RI-RILINDJA: A STEP TOWARDS RE-REBIRTH

Posted on: June 25, 2018

In our fervent web-browsing, we constantly encounter information that impacts our mindset and defines the way we see ourselves. Unfortunately, much of this self-exploration happens in a different language than the one we were brought up speaking. While it is true that immersing ourselves in other languages and cultural contexts opens up wider horizons for […]

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FemArt Festival 25-31 May, 2017

Posted on: May 21, 2018

For the Fifth time, Artpolis organized FemArt festival – Women Artists Regional Festival that was held in Prishtina and Mitrovica North during 25-31 May 2017 (7 days). “FemArt” as every year has achieved its mission of providing a welcoming place for women artists to show their art, inspired by social themes and Human rights in […]

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A life changing experience with the change agents program

Posted on: May 3, 2018

My name is Dren Haxhija and I come from Kosovo. I have been a part of the YMCA in Kosovo for the past 4 years and a youth worker for 9 months. I have had a lot of life-changing experiences during my time at the YMCA but none of them was like the one with […]

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21st Century Youngsters

Posted on: April 6, 2018

Let me tell you the story how one congress brought together youth from different places, with different stories, who share common goals with the same passion and strength. And how I had the chance to be part of it thanks to my work in Artpolis and the sponsorship from IPKO Foundation. The 36 th International […]

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From a worrier to a warrior..

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Nowadays, as we struggle with the lack of financial help and support, students in our society tend to be more stressed and more disoriented than usual. Instead of paying the fullest attention to our studies, we keep thinking of finding the suitable way to finance our studies or even buy the literature we need. Even […]

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Artificial Intelligence is the future and you can help with it

Posted on: March 8, 2018

As we live in the Information Age, we are all witnesses of the great technological development that our world is going through. Apart from all the scientific and technological breakthroughs, the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing rapidly and is starting to have a great impact in our everyday life as part of the […]

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Pave Your Own Way!

Posted on: February 26, 2018

Kosovo needs to pave the way for an emerging generation of young leaders who are well-educated and open to challenges. With the right education and experience, each one of us can book a ticket to be part of this pioneering generation which our country desperately needs. As a junior at RIT Kosovo, majoring in Public […]

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Animating through Inspiration

Posted on: February 12, 2018

Growing up I was always told to do what was expected of me. To pick the easy and secure path in life. The same went for my career, I was always advise to pick a career that fit the norm, that was safe and reliable. Being advised to settle for the secure route I followed […]

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From Curiosity to Innovation

Posted on: January 22, 2018

Life in a small town is not always inspiring. Gracanica – a place with very modest conditions and possibilities, but great people with full potential and ability to make something beneficial and extremely necessary for our youth. Recently I became a member of the organization “Young Active Gracanica” which offers our youth the opportunity and […]

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One Step Closer

Posted on: January 15, 2018

Whenever I find myself in a stressful situation, or at the least, am confronted by a challenge, I imagine myself talking to my future self, who has already overcome it. He talks to me with calmness, as if he has managed to do it with ease. I imagine feeling those positive vibes, and all of […]

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IPKO Foundation’s Help to Share My Passion in the Digital World

Posted on: December 22, 2017

People usually decide to go to mountains to get away from the routine, find peace away from the noisy roads or the technology that became a part of everyone’s life for good or worse. But, a problem is that a very few people choose mountains as a medicine to themselves and as a lesson to […]

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From A-Z it’s DEFCON or Dreams Comes true

Posted on: December 14, 2017

For us it was a dream being in the DEFCON cyber security conference, considering that all efforts we have tried in the past have failed. For many years we have looked forward towards realizing our dream because as we have seen DEFCON on the internet, it was incredibly amazing and crazy. Going to IPKO Foundation […]

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Kosovo’s First Ever Global Robotics Challenge

Posted on: December 4, 2017

Robotics in Kosovo is a very new subject, and it is an unexplored territory for us, knowing that fact we decided to challenge ourselves and take part in a Robotics Challenge of Global scale, to tell to the world that we too can achieve a working robot, and we did it! We build our robot, […]

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IPKO Foundation helped me before I can help the world

Posted on: November 22, 2017

When I decided to become a doctor, the only thing that was flying through my mind was “Well, I will help the world and save lives.” and it gave me the right reason to follow my long, cold and really hard road. These days I’ve arrived almost at the end of road and I can […]

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The Wonderful Spots Our Country Has To Offer

Posted on: November 9, 2017

We, at Supercampers, now consider ourselves lucky. First is, of course, for receiving support from IPKO Foundation and second, on our first chance given to experience and document one of the most motivational event so far. It’s the case of this courageous young girl, who went rock climbing with us, in her very first experience […]

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Film and technology, a synergetic power *effect* on today’s education

Posted on: September 29, 2017

Anibar International Animation Festival is known for introducing the world of animation to the people of Kosovo on a bigger scale. Through the festival and organization for eight years now, we have come face to face with the people and have seen their need and passion to be educated in various areas that interest them. […]

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A once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Working on social media and marketing can be a little lonely at times, especially if you are working as a team of one. Imagine being around like-minded people who understand your daily struggles and learning from top professionals in the marketing world. RockitWAW conference is the secret to all of that. This conference, ranging from […]

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The Path To Completion

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Mathematics has been said to be the queen of all sciences, the language of nature and the universe and nothing confirms this idea more than studying it further. The beauty of mathematics is what made me start to study it, I wanted nothing more than to explore every nook and cranny that the world of […]

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Digitizing our school and improving teaching/learning methodologies

Posted on: August 21, 2017

A famous quote by composer Brahms says that “Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind” and by this principle we at Secondary Technical School known as “Teknika” in Gjakova strive to shape the talents and work of our students and prepare them for their further life endeavours. Established since 1969 the […]

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Don’t be Afraid to Try

Posted on: August 11, 2017

I remember the first day at University, I was 18 and coming straight out of high school. The stress of making major life decisions was slowly creeping up on me – I was clueless yet enthusiastic. That first year of college changed a lot of my opinions and thoughts about many of life’s different mechanisms […]

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LEAPing to Success in the Thriving Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Kosovo

Posted on: August 11, 2017

Recently, the generous support of IPKO Foundation gave rise to an unprecedented event for Prishtina which cast spotlight on the thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem in Kosovo. The LEAPin Prishtina conference offered youngsters from all across Kosovo life-changing stories told by some of the most renowned entrepreneurs Kosovo has to offer, like Arben Avdiu, the CEO of […]

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Don’t let the lack of money crush your dreams!

Posted on: June 30, 2017

As far as I can remember myself, my biggest dream was to become a doctor. Luckily that dream soon turned into reality. From an early age, I was determined and worked hard to build the path towards the longing goal I had set for myself. And after hundreds of sleepless nights combined with coffee, the […]

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Healthier Mothers & Children, One App at a Time

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Stemming from the pressing need to access essential information on pregnancy, family planning, labor, and child care in a fast and easy fashion, Action for Mothers and Children has initiated the development of the first mobile application in Albanian language, which provides evidence-based information on the aforementioned topics. The mobile application “Nana” represents an extension […]

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The right push, at the right time!

Posted on: May 19, 2017

With the latest technology innovations happening faster than ever before, we are witness of most advanced time in human history. Living at this time is luck, but being a part of the developers world who make these innovations is a blessing. This is the reason that I will never regret choosing to study computer science. […]

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Open Data is Key to Innovation

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Did you know that Open Data and Open Access are the main drivers for innovation nowadays? Open Data is data that can be freely used, shared and modified by anyone for any purpose. Whereas, Open Access is about research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access and use. According to many studies the […]

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33C3 the Hacker utopia

Posted on: May 5, 2017

In times when everything was covered in festive colors, and everyone was dealing with final conclusions, calculating pros and cons of their passing year and planning the one to come, we were given a chance to postpone ours. On December 27th, thanks to the support of IPKO Foundation, we traveled to Germany to attend the […]

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Joining this new family!

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Hi everyone! My name is Blin Berdoniqi and I am currently enrolled on my 3rd year of studies at RIT Kosova (Former AUK); this year I have become part of IPKO Foundation Scholars community. Personally, I have had the pleasure of enjoying many different events that were organized from IPKO Foundation throughout the years prior […]

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Oslo Innovation Week

Posted on: April 14, 2017

Oslo Innovation Week is Europe’s largest innovation convention and the week-long series of events on identifying international leading trends and development in innovation and entrepreneurship, making it a significant meeting place to discuss opportunities and practices for growth and innovation every year. In 2016 I was very lucky to be part of this international and […]

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Developing Technological Products and Opportunities for the Youth

Posted on: April 7, 2017

FORMON LLC is a Kosovar based company which produces state of the art Personal 3D Printers, also known as Desktop 3D Printers. The development of technological products in Kosovo and creating opportunities for youth to express their potential in technology. On October, FORMON was invited to present Desktop 3D Printer Formon Core at Digital Show, […]

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It challenges you, and it will change you!

Posted on: March 31, 2017

During my upbringing, I have been taught about the importance of education over any other achievement in life. It has been ingrained in my head that gaining knowledge can provide the best personal advancement for any individual and that it will always yield the best interest. As a student committed to excellence, I have always […]

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Let’s talk a bit about 3D printers.

Posted on: March 17, 2017

Hello, my name is Jon, I am an enthusiast and a home scholar, maybe not a so bad alternative considering how boring and useless school can be in Kosovo. My tools are khanacademy.org, YouTube, instructables.com, eBay (yes, you can learn while shopping!), etc. With a 3D printer you can print all the plastic parts of […]

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Apply for the Sponsorship Program and Give Yourself a Chance to go Much Further!

Posted on: March 10, 2017

I’m Valdrin Gashi, a student at the Faculty of Arts here in Prishtina, third year. After a successful year in my profession, where IPKO Foundation played a huge part, I am writing this blog post to share my story to inspire you, the readers of this post, to follow your dreams and desires. At the […]

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Helping SOS children learn programming skills

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Shkolla Digjitale is a private school which is the first of a kind in Kosovo that got accredited by the national authority for qualifications for teaching Computers Sciences, Programming, Robotics and Electronic courses for children aged 4 to 18 years old. Currently Shkolla Digjitale operates in Prishtina and Ferizaj and it numbers around 600 active […]

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E-Learning as our best chance for fixing our failed education system

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Innovation, ideas, startups are impossible without any funding because we live in a capitalist world and pushing ideas forward won’t be possible without any it. Here in my home country funding is almost impossible to get, government grants are almost impossible to get and most of the other institutions who offer grants are overcrowded by […]

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Road to success!

Posted on: February 10, 2017

My name is Edmond Laja and I am a last year Computer Science and Engineering student. Before I got to university I liked computers and technology but I did not have much knowledge at this field and I was not really sure if this is my right choice or I should go somewhere else, after […]

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Show before the show!

Posted on: February 3, 2017

When working, every day is like a reality show. You have tasks (work tasks), you have collaborators (colleagues), you have judges (clients). PunPun (Work Work) is the reality show that simulates all of this, with funny tasks, difficult collaborators and a very professional jury. The second season, that is being aired on KTV every Friday […]

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Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals!

Posted on: January 18, 2017

When I was first enrolled in University, despite the stress of being a newbie and adapting to the newly founded environment, one of the biggest point of stress for me was tuition. For some of us, a big part of our academic life goes to work and study in hopes we manage to pay tuition […]

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UPSHIFT KMUNA

Posted on: January 4, 2017

(Link to Facebook Album for photos to use – See also photos inside PIKS folder) During the month of October, PIKS presented its newest project “UPSHIFT KMUNA”. This project is a synergy of the Kosovo Model United Nations Academy – KMUNA and the UPSHIFT project of the UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo. UPSHIFT KMUNA – “Global […]

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Third Wave of Sponsorship Program Opens Today!

Posted on: December 15, 2016

What better way of moving our youth and society as a whole forward than by encouraging, lifting, and strengthening one another? That is why supporting people’s dreams and turning their ideas into reality has always been IPKO Foundation’s main aim. Our work towards this support is best channeled through our Sponsorship Program. If you are […]

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A successful beginning supported by IPKO Foundation

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Hi everyone, I am Arjeta Mullatahiri, I have studied Telecommunication at Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Prishtina but, over the years I am grown to love the idea of mastering different skills on  translation, research, on content writing and web development. I have participated in learning activities that differ from my professional background and all […]

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At the Service of Our Youth

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Philanthropy is often misunderstood as the concept which involves “the rich” sharing a piece of their wealth with “the poor”. This widely held misconception often results in a stance held by a large part of society, who believe that they cannot possibly have enough to share with others when they are barely making a living […]

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Software Freedom Kosova Conference

Posted on: October 18, 2016

At the end of this week FLOSSK will be organizing the 7th edition of Software Freedom Kosova Conference. It would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and supporters, IPKO Foundation key among them. FLOSSK is a rare breed in Kosovo, a community organization that promotes education in and technology development, […]

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Here’s to you, future digital leader!

Posted on: August 18, 2016

To you, who is reading this as they sit at home thinking and browsing the web for some sort of solution to that idea that’s been boiling in your head. To you, who is running out of options with funds in their organization but still really, really wants to make that tech event happen. To […]

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Sfida e Dizajnit do të bashkoj mendjet kreative të nxënësve të shkollave fillore

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Projekti tradicional që është ura lidhëse e njohurive, logjikës dhe kreativitetit të fëmijëve, po rikthehet sërish këtë vit, duke pasur në qendër të fokusit nxënësit e shkollave fillore të Kosoves. Basic Educational Program (BEP) në sajë të përfundimit të misionit të tyre, gjatë këtij viti e kanë besuar dorëzimin e këtij aktiviteti tek IPKO Foundation […]

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One day event: All the ins and outs of Blogging

Posted on: November 24, 2015

“Digital Storytelling: How to Blog”, training was unveiled last week by IPKO Foundation and Kosovo 2.0, in the E.U Information and Cultural Center, Prishtine. Roughly 20 participants from different backgrounds for one day learned the techniques, insights and everything related to online writing. This workshop gathered young people, who have writing skills and love to […]

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DOKU:TECH Infographic

Posted on: September 23, 2015

DOKU:TECH continued its mission of exploring and challenging the social implications of technological innovations and took on technology from different points of view. Thus, DOKU:TECH was open to everyone and it sought to be challenging and inspiring by known founders, entrepreneurs and doers coming from more than 20 countries. DOKU:TECH once again offered to the […]

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Esther Dyson – On the Way to Wellville

Posted on: August 25, 2015

The capstone conversation at DOKU:TECH 2015 is a conversation with homegrown business success Akan Ismaili and Esther Dyson – innovation evangelist and angel investor. Akan, co-founder of IPKO Telecommunications, just recently ended his term as the Kosovo Ambassador to the United States. Esther is both an investor and philanthropist with interests that range from healthcare […]

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Lane Becker – Is Tech the Modern Day Gold Rush – Who Really Benefits?

Posted on: August 25, 2015

This is Lane Becker’s first visit to the Balkans. He is going to bring us a story of America and the California Gold Rush of the 1850’s. A harrowing adventure for the original gold seekers who picked nuggets up off the ground or panned for it in streams over time new technologies were developed which […]

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Max Gurvits – Mindsets, Attitudes and Risk-taking

Posted on: August 9, 2015

Max is no stranger to Kosovo. In fact Max is no stranger to a lot of places – born in Russia, citizen of Holland, educated in the US and living in Bulgaria. He brought Prishtina for the Win to Kosovo and his new CCC Ventures supports entrepreneurs and start ups around the world. What kind […]

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Arikia Millikan – Gender and Tech – Is the imbalance damning the human race?

Posted on: August 9, 2015

From business to Ladybits.  Arikia Millikan‘s talk has a provocative title – is the gender imbalance in the tech world damning the human race?  Arikia is the only speaker in the line-up to tackle this issue head on. This is a good question to ask in Kosovo given the large absence of women from the […]

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Jan-Erik Nyrövaara – From Ideas to Actions

Posted on: August 9, 2015

We kicked off DOKU:TECH 2015 in a big way yesterday.  In the shadow of the minaret of the Gazi Mehmet Pasha Mosque speakers brought the future closer to Kosovo – from digital currency to privacy to nano robots to trips to the moon. After introducing the speakers to DOKUNIGHTS, a few films and a hike […]

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Kentaro Toyama – Geek Heresy

Posted on: August 8, 2015

All that optimism from the earlier speakers has gotten us excited. Not so fast…wait til you hear the message of the next speaker. Earlier this summer I heard Kentaro Toyama speak to a room full of international development practitioners who work with the United States Agency for International Development in Washington, DC.  You know the […]

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Elizabeth Stark – Free Culture is Possible

Posted on: August 8, 2015

Bringing us more optimism….Elizabeth Stark occupies the third slot at DOKU:TECH 2015. Known for co-organizing the protest movement which helped shut down the internet in protest against SOPA and PIPA Elizabeth taught previously at Stanford and Yale and started the Ideas for a Better Internet Program at Stanford to engage students in working on projects […]

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Laurent Haug – helping people find ideas, and ideas find people

Posted on: August 8, 2015

Laurent Haug is second on the agenda – a founder of LIFT – ideas conference in Switzerland and a partner of a new seed investment venture MKS Alternative Investments. One of our favorite speakers from DOKU:TECH 2014 – Bruce Sterling – is a regular speaker at LIFT and serves on their advisory board. What kind […]

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DOKU:TECH 2015 Kicks Off with Yanki Margalit

Posted on: August 8, 2015

It was difficult for the organizers to match the awesomeness of the inaugural DOKU:TECH 2014 which took place last summer in Andrra, Prizren.  The speakers were thought provoking and the venue was picturesque.  Somehow the team has managed to improve upon 2014 with DOKU:TECH 2015 kicking off at the historical Lidhja e Prizrenit – League […]

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Dokutech brings the future closer to Prizren

Posted on: August 8, 2015

A warm day in the city of Prizren, Kosovo kicked-off the second edition of Dokutech, an alternative tech and social conference, that puts the attention around the tech community and the power that comes from it, through networking, stories and openness. With an amazing line-up of speakers and engaging workshops, the amazing venue – The League […]

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Peter Sunde – Get out from behind your ‘Like’ button

Posted on: August 8, 2015

Peter Sunde has been to Kosovo before but never to Prizren. Before the start of DOKU:TECH 2015 I took a long hike up to the Kalaja e Prizrenit with Peter. I made the mistake of taking the long way up to the Fortress – according to my Fitbit it was about 4 miles – so […]

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The sixth round of IF Scholarships coming soon

Posted on: March 25, 2014

After five years of awarding scholarships to the brightest students of Kosovo and investing more than 278,000.00 Euros in their education, we are happy to inform you that IPKO Foundation will soon launch the new round. There are two substantial changes for the 2014/15 scholarship year: This academic year, each winner of scholarship will receive […]

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Marathonic work by teams in Gjakova and Prishtina camps

Posted on: February 24, 2014

What we have started some months ago, when just planning for the next Wiki Academy Kosovo, columnated this weekend with around 90 articles being written by teams coming from nine different cities of Kosovo. It all began on Saturday morning when Gjakova welcomed participants coming from Prizren and Peja to start writing their articles for […]

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Regional intiative – Innovate for Good

Posted on: October 19, 2013

IPKO Foundation attends Regional initiative “Innovate for Good” in Belgrade Modern technologies used to inspire social change and better quality of life for young people Innovate 4Good Representatives from IPKO Foundation are attending the Regional Initiative “Innovate for Good” in Belgrade held on October 18th and 19th. Occasions like this are a step forward in […]

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Community Boost_r Sarajevo Camp Pre-Event

Posted on: October 11, 2013

Less than one month is left until the community boost_r camp in Sarajevo opens. About twenty-five people from Kosovo, including CB Kosovo winners and representatives of various NGOs, will be heading to Sarajevo to share their experience with data. We, as IPKO Foundation, thought that if participants get to know each other before the trip, […]

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Code Sprint Prishtina starts today- meet the mentors

Posted on: June 14, 2013

Today is the official opening ceremony of the Code Sprint Prishtina. During the 48-hour code sprints the finalist teams will be paired with technologists and develop the beta version of their platforms, sites and/or applications and make them ready for launch right after the code sprint. Another round of public voting will follow Code Sprint […]

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Community boost_r Kosovo finalists

Posted on: May 30, 2013

We have come to the end of a difficult selection process. Submissions, voting and the jury evaluation are over and we now have the seven finalists from Kosovo that will participate in the forthcoming Code Sprint that will be organized in Prishtina during the weekend of June 15-16. Meet the finalists: 1. mumanin.com 2. Notoprofesorin.com […]

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It’s jury’s time

Posted on: May 29, 2013

The voting phase for community boost _ r challenge projects is now closed. We are delighted to present the jury members who within the next 24 hours will evaluate the submitted projects and announce seven finalists that will participate in the code sprint organized during the weekend of June 15-16. During the 48-hour code sprints […]

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The Next Generation of Scholars is now announced

Posted on: May 25, 2013

We are happy to announce the next generation of scholars of the IF Scholarship Program for the academic year 2013-2014. For the fifth time, our foundation is allocating over 30,000 Euros to support development of the next generation of youth with digital vision for Kosovo.  Since 2009 IF has awarded over 280,000 Euros in scholarships. […]

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community boost_r challenges- what are some best examples?

Posted on: May 16, 2013

If you are planning to apply for community boost_r  challenges but you haven’t decided yet, than we thought to help you with some ideas. First of all we want to let you know that for the Challenges we are seeking ideas in the following categories: Transparency, Accountability, Citizen Voice and Public Services.  Here are some […]

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BarCamp Prishtina #12 – Community boost_r

Posted on: April 24, 2013

Kemi kënaqësinë të ju ftojmë në edicionin e dymbëdhjetë me radhë të BarCamp Prishtina i cili mbahet më 29 Prill në “Teatrin Oda” nga ora 17:30.   Ky edicion i BarCamp Prishtina do të sjell detajet e para konkrete mbi projektin Community boost_r që organizohet për herë të parë në Kosovë dhe i cili ka […]

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IPKO Foundation part of the Education Fair

Posted on: April 17, 2013

Dear friend of IPKO Foundation,  We are happy to announce that IPKO Foundation for the first time this year, is part of the “Education Fair” April 17-19, 2013 which is taking place in Red Hall at Youth Palace (Boramizi) in Prishtina.  If you want to know more about our mission, projects, activities that you can join or […]

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Being an IF scholar

Posted on: March 27, 2013

Rineta Hoxha IF Scholar/ Project Manager  Nothing is compared to the joy I felt when received the e-mail saying I was one of the winners of the IPKO Foundation Scholarship Program. That could be because of the word winner in there, certainly, but the truth is that the doors that are open to you later […]

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IPKO Foundation Scholarship infographic

Posted on: March 25, 2013

We nurture the seeds of innovative ideas that can improve the lives of people living in Kosovo. That is why we developed the Next Generation Scholarships program. Our goal is to help young people with creativity, drive and ground-breaking ideas by supporting their education through scholarships. Here you can find interesting facts published in an […]

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2013/14 Digital Innovation Scholarships Program is now open

Posted on: March 21, 2013

Dear fellow student, We are happy to announce the new round of Digital Innovation Scholarship Program for the academic year 2013/2014. We will help students who possess high academic capacities, and who drive groundbreaking ideas by supporting their education through scholarships which covers 80% of the tuition fee for one year in university. Click here […]

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Greetings from the IPKO Foundation team for the first time in 2013

Posted on: March 13, 2013

Welcome to our newly redesigned website. Thanks to Bold Underline for our great new design.  As the first locally endowed operating foundation in the region we are excited to share with you our mission, values, activities, and programs with the hope that we can inspire you to take action and get involved. Since 2011, we […]

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What’s in it for Me?

Posted on: April 12, 2012

Winning the Ipko Foundation Digital Innovation Scholarship has its many beneficial career opportunities attached to it. Here we list only a few. The rest is up to you to unfold and uncover. During our open houses and through social media, we have always stressed that the importance of winning the scholarship goes beyond tuition payments. […]

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What is Digital Innovation?

Posted on: April 4, 2012

Many students have been asking what we are looking for in a Digital Innovation Scholarship Application. Below are few examples that illustrate clearly what the scholarship is all about. If you have… Set up a Facebook page for a cause and achieved rounding-up your friends to take action. Programmed a software that calculates various statistical […]

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On the Transparency of the Review Process

Posted on: March 29, 2012

Ipko Foundation is dedicated into providing a transparent environment for all applicants of the Digital Innovation Scholarships. Through a meticulously planned application process, the foundation has executed an online platform through which the reviewers score applicants solely on their skills, experience, and their extracurricular activities in digital innovation. Since 2009 and the launch of the […]

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The Ipko Foundation Relationship

Posted on: March 6, 2012

Last month, I partook in a project named “Shadow Project”, organized by “Kosovo CSR Network”, which is a newly established network that is attempting to apply corporate responsibilities to the companies in the region. The idea behind “Shadow Project” was that a chosen number of students were offered the chance to intensively engage in almost […]

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2012 and Beyond

Posted on: January 5, 2012

The Scholarship program will continue and a new application round will be launched on April 1, 2012. This will be a highly competitive year with only students entering their final year of studies eligible to apply. To make way for new programs we will award fewer scholarships for the 2012/13 round. Make sure to subscribe […]

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Digital Innovation Scholarships — Yearly Stats

Posted on: September 7, 2011

The number of students applying for the Digital Innovation Scholarship has increased each year since our launch 3 years ago. The most recent scholarship season (2011) included a record breaking 247 applicants. Students come from all over Kosovo and study at a range of universities. The universities with most winners so far are: AUK 38, […]

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The Investment Continues…

Posted on: February 15, 2011

IPKO Foundation Scholarship winner, Brikena Avdyli, from the American University in Kosovo (AUK), was recently awarded a Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) fellowship to pursue graduate studies in the United States. As a winner of the first generation of the IPKO Foundation Scholarship, Brikena was about to focus on her studies without the added worry […]

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Welcome to IPKO Foundation!

Posted on: April 16, 2009

We are pleased to announce the launch of IPKO Foundation, a local philanthropic institution. After 10 years of work in the technology and civil society sector…first as Internet Project Kosovo then just IPKO and most recently as IPKO Institute…we have helped lead the dramatic shift in the prospects for Kosovo in the digital age. There […]

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