International Cooperative Entrepreneurship Think Tank (ICETT)

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ICETT at a glance

The International Cooperative Entrepreneurship Think Tank (ICETT) was formed in 2018 by the ICA to boost cooperatives' entrepreneurial performance. Through innovative ideas, research, education, and cooperation, its members address the global challenges that cooperative enterprises are facing today.


ICETT’s objective is to serve as a strategic hub that provides members with valuable information to strengthen cooperatives' competitive advantage,  positioning the cooperative movement as a key actor in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Providing a space for debate and exchange
business cooperation
Promoting business cooperation
Leveraging cooperative entrepreneurship
Inspiring youth cooperative entrepreneurship

Thematic Areas

ICETT is structured into four working groups that implement ICETT activities. Working groups collaborate and find innovative ways to stimulate cooperative entrepreneurship, based on thematic areas that have a great social, economic and environmental relevance inside and outside the cooperative movement today.

Through its thematic areas, ICETT carries out additional research and organises debates, events, and projects to foster innovative approaches. This demonstrates how cooperatives can leverage their identity to boost their entrepreneurial performance.


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