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Would you like to find out what’s new in Košice IT Valley? What are the latest news in IT not only in Eastern Slovakia?

In this section you will find overview of press releases.

If you are interested to find out more details or need a statement or feedback to specific topics from IT area, please write us directly.

Media contact:

Ing. Pavol Miroššay, Košice IT Valley  Executive Director

pavol.mirossay@itvalley.sk

Press news

Girls have the same potential and talent in IT

Bratislava, Kosice April 27, 2017: On Thursday April 27, 2017 Slovakia joins again the worldwide initiative Girl´s Day to support women in IT. Women day in IT takes place in more than 16 countries all around the world. Slovakia joined this initiative for the first time in  2014. Girl´s Day was also supported by president of Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska for the third time. Kosice IT Valley also supports it significantly this year.
“In this region around 30% of women work in various positions which is quite a high number for this sector. Globally and statistically we are somewhere around 20%. If we talk about purely IT positions such as programmer, administrator and the like, then we are somewhere around 14%”, therefore according to Pavol Mirossay, executive director of Kosice IT Valley, it is important to make awareness among young girls so that IT is not foreign to them.

Press release download: girlsday_tlacovasprava_ke

Internet of Things galvanised Technical University of Kosice

Fans of the development platform Arduino met in the University Library of the Technical University of Kosice on Wednesday 5 April and exchanged mutual experiences with the support of Kosice IT Valley. They decided to participate in the global event, which celebrates the birthday of the board used for the development of IoT applications.

Today it is not a problem interconnect various devices that communicate. It could be a refrigerator that automatically buys the milk, or a washing machine that sends a message to your cell phone, that it is done washing.

Press release download: tlacova_sprava_arduino_day

WELCOME TO THE MOOC BOOK, THE FREE ONLINE RESOURCE TO MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCs) FOR BUSINESS, WORKFORCE AND UNIVERSITIES!

Kosice, 30.3.2017 – Study guidelines, good practice and recommendations on how to apply MOOCs, learn about opportunities for the use of MOOCs and discuss hot topics such as quality, business models or certification. For more visit www.mooc-book.eu.  

Digital technologies and new demands of learners and the labour market are the main drivers behind the process of changing the Global Education. However, several EU regions, higher education institutions and businesses appear to be not aware of the situation and might lose the connection to this rapid growth in the long term. Especially for the world of business a huge potential lies idle.

Press release download: press-release-mooc-book

New Kosice IT Valley management wants to focus on increasing the expertise

Cluster, which brings together important IT companies and connects them with educational institutions and region for more than 10 years, underwent the significat organisational changes on March 23, 2017.

Press release download: kosiceitvalley_pr_valnezhromazdenie

LIVE IT PROJECTS. UNIQUE INTERCONNECTION OF EDUCATION AND PRACTICE IN KOSICE IT VALLEY ASSOCIATION USING SCRUM METHOD. STUDENTS OF TWO UNIVERSITIES IN KOSICE WORKING CONCRETE PROJECTS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MENTORS FROM IT COMPANIES

Kosice, January 25, 2017 – The second year of „Live IT Projects“ took place at the premises of Technical university of Kosice. More than 160 students of Technical University of Kosice and Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice presented results of their 4-month work. Several of them are unique and ready for use in practice.

Press release download: tlacova-sprava-zive-it-2rocnik-aj

MEET THE FINALISTS OF THE PRELIMINARY YEAR OF NAGA COMPETITION ANNOUNCED BY VSE GROUP HOLDING

  • NAGA = Navrhni svoj gadget (Design your gadget)
  • Competition for high school students focused on the area of “Internet of Things” (IoT)

Kosice, December 15, 2016
By the end of September 2016 VSE Group Holding, in cooperation with partners Microsoft and Kosice IT Valley Association, announced the preliminary year of NAGA competition aimed at finding solutions for the Internet of Things. NAGA competition finalists as well as their gadgets or solutions for use at home, at school for a family or public will be known on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the premises of Slovak Technical Museum in Kosice.

 

Press release download: naga-press-release-in slovak-20161215

WOMEN ROCK THE IT WORLD AND ARE NOT AFRAID TO TALK ABOUT IT!

Košice, 28th April – Nowadays Košice IT Valley covers more than 8 500 jobs, with about 20% of women in IT (Information Technologies). They are smart, creative, ambitious, beautiful and good at multitasking. They fluently speak foreign languages, have their IT careers completely under control, and can handle their private lives all at the same time.

Press release download: Press release Kosice IT Valley_WOMEN IN IT_28042016

UNIQUE COMPETITION IN ROBOTICS SHOWS YOUNG TALENTS IT AND ROBOTIC ARE THE FUTURE

Košice, February 12. 2016 – The First LEGO LEAGUE Central Europe Semifinals South-East 2015/16 in Košice is a showcase for how the young people today use their talent and technical skills. Košice hosts international robotics competition, where Slovakia is being represented by several teams. This gives a clear signat that IT is THE future for the youth today.

More information to be found in the press release (in Slovak language only).

Press release download: Tlacova sprava Kosice IT Valley_FLL_12022016_FINAL

BY INVOLVING A RECORD NUMBER OF COMPANIES “LIVE IT PROJECTS” LINKED PRACTICE AND EDUCATION AND CREATED A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT IN SLOVAKIA.

Kosice, 20th January 2016 – Teaching at the university is getting a new dimension. 14 sponsors of business, 116 students in 29 teams and 29 real IT solutions for practice and SCRUM method in education. By the unique linking of practice and education the project with no precedent in Slovakia has been created in Kosice IT Valley cluster.

More information to be found in the press release.

Press release download: press_release_kosice_it_valley_live_it_projects_20012016_final