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Businesses and organisations that have applied on the first, second and third call for applications, do not need to apply again.

The Innovation and Training Park (ITP) Prizren is seeking applications from interested national and international businesses, start-ups, training providers, educational institutions, research institutions and innovation and entrepreneurship stakeholders as well as Non-governmental organizations engaged in the fields of activities of the ITP to rent space at its premises.

This call does not apply to the retail and hospitality sector as well as the sports facilities.

BACKGROUND

The Governments of Kosovo and Germany have decided to jointly develop the former camp of the German KFOR contingent in Prizren into an Innovation and Training Park. The size of the park is 40 ha and comprises 56 buildings and several open plots for further development for rent.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), is mandated to develop and manage the Park.

The Innovation and Training Park Prizren is open to the private sector, vocational education and training institutions, as well as research and innovation activities. Beyond real estate, it will offer business services and a secure and stable investment environment with a management that looks after the tenants.

The Innovation and Training Park Prizren aims for close linkages among tenants as well as between park management and tenants, offering an environment that fosters synergies. Beyond spatial proximity, a strong networking atmosphere will lie at the heart of the ITP, which builds on collaboration and shared resources. To ensure this interaction, the ITP will bring together companies from Kosovo, Germany and other countries to boost the economy, create jobs, provide new job skills and commercialize innovations.

Additionally, both Governments intend to set up a business incubator and a makerspace to promote entrepreneurial activities and create new interactions with other tenants of the park.

Vocational education and training schools are welcome to play a very important role in fulfilling the demand of the labour market and tenants of the park.

Research institutions and academia will be invited to establish new links between companies and the labour market.

Finally, markets, cafés and recreational activities such as sports are expected to contribute to the park becoming a meeting point for citizens, students, entrepreneurs and visitors.

The Innovation and Training Park will concentrate on the following sectors:

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) / Technology-based firms
  • Agro / Food Processing
  • Creative and Cultural Industries (including tourism)

To support the above-mentioned sectors and to increase synergy effects among them, two cross-cutting topics have been identified and will be pursued:

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Research & Development (R&D)

This call for applications is directed to the private sector only and invites enterprises from Kosovo, Germany and other countries.

All applications will be evaluated and decided under the following criteria:

  • Degree of compliance with the sectorial and cross-cutting priorities of the ITP (see above)
  • Economic impact
  • Financial viability
  • Intention and potential to create synergies and partnerships with other ITP tenants

RENTAL PRICES

ITP offers the following types of spaces for rent:

  1. Maintenance halls,
  2. Offices and accommodation buildings,
  3. Open land

The rental fee starts from 1,50 Euro per square meter depending on the building (excluding VAT of currently 18%, additional rental tax of currently 9% and utilities such as electricity, water, heating, etc.).

Rental prices for land to be used for future construction purposes are negotiable.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Please fill in both ANNEX 1 “APPLICATION FORM” and ANNEX 2 “BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE”.

Qualified applications are expected to be submitted by 15.01.2021.

For more information regarding buildings in the ITP, available space and land, please visit the virtual map at http://itp-prizren.com/the-park/park-navigator/

For questions regarding this application, please contact us through itp-prizren@giz.de or call at +383 44 844 396

Contact persons:

Wolfgang Leidig
Email: wolfgang.leidig@giz.de

Muhamed Rexhepi
Email: muhamed.rexhepi@giz.de

For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the following link: http://itp-prizren.com/faq/

Further calls for applications will follow on a rolling basis.