We are the bridge between your idea and business success

A place where innovation, 

turns into the new business opportunities 


We support entrepreneurs

We create and implement targeted programs to support entrepreneurs and start-ups. We help them set up their company and shape their business plans in the right direction. We connect them with investment and business opportunities and create conditions that enable their growth in international markets.

We create an innovative ecosystem

We are a regional innovation center and our task is to create a sustainable environment for increasing the innovation potential of our region. We connect innovative actors with business and investment opportunities. We create and implement programs to support and develop innovative start-ups.

We are the roof for innovation

We cover and support innovative projects within the region. In addition to innovation, we focus on supporting science and research, education and technology. We connect innovation actors and identify areas of cooperation that will contribute to the goals of the regional innovation strategy. 

Our vision for the region

The Košice region is full of possibilities that are worth exploring and taking advantage of. Together with the founding members, we embarked on a mission that offers a meaningful alternative for those who are considering leaving our region. We want to coordinate and introduce education in the field of business skills across regional high schools, thereby motivating students to continue working on their business ideas during their university studies at one of the Košice universities.

Services for your company


- help with acquiring an investor
- analysis of financing options
- use of support from national and EU grants


- creation of business models
- development and management of the company
- digitization


- we will help you create a profitable business model

Services in the field of education

Innovations and startups need talented and creative people. As part of our programs, we provide educational programs at regional high schools. The training focuses on working with an idea, properly designing a solution, and then we work with a business model. In addition, we will focus on improving presentation skills. Our services can also be used by companies that are interested in increasing creativity and interest in innovation in their teams. 

Establishment of the Innovation Center of the Košice Region

The Innovation Center of the Košice Region was established on August 04, 2021 as an interest association of legal entities between the Košice Self-Governing Region, the City of Košice, Pavel Jozef Šafárik University, the Technical University in Košice and the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy. The main goal of this cooperation is to support the development of an innovation ecosystem, increase innovation potential, create sustainable conditions for the growth and development of new businesses, slow down or completely stop the brain drain and connect individual innovation actors. Project of the Košice cluster of new industry (CNIC) is the first significant project of the Innovation Center of the Košice Region, the aim of which is to support the creation and development of new technologies in the East Slovak region.

Regional Innovation Strategy

The Innovation Center of the Košice Region is the main output of the creation of the Regional Innovation Strategy, which is responsible for its implementation. This is the main and only document approved within the Košice Region, which guides the support of the innovation ecosystem in the Košice Region.

Rastislav Trnka

When I took up the position of bathrobe, I decided that in the east we would set up as many projects as possible that would keep the Easterners at home. This is also the Innovation Center of the Košice Region. I am extremely interested in this project, because I believe that, thanks to good cooperation between the public sector and the private and academic, we can bring hundreds of jobs to the East.

CHAIRMAN of the Košické Self-Governing Region and chairman of the ICKK Board of Directors

Founding partners


Telephone: +421 902 892 649
Email: peter.breyl@ickk.sk
Innovation Center of the Košice Region
Strojárenská 1065/3, 042 66, Košice Slovak republic
ID: 54080576