Connecting business- and academic world at the Technology Centre Hradec Králové
The Technology Centre Hradec Králové was initaited by the City of Hradec Králové, in cooperation with the University of Hradec Králové and the company EPIS. These three parties wanted to actively develop the innovative environment in the region. A modern science and technology park has arisen through the reconstruction of the former military canteen in the Hradec Králové airport. Flexible rooms are offered to potential clients for their innovative activities. By means of provided services the centre supports technological transfer and innovative processes both in companies and universities. It tries to interconnect the business- and the academic sphere in a spontaneous way and thus remove barriers between those two worlds.
The Technology Centre pays considerable attention to its
business incubator, through which it supports the establishment and
development of small and medium-sized high-tech companies. If
necessary, the centre can assist in preparing a business plan, as
well as offer companies a clear innovative strategy in the form of
specialized consulting and advise, particularly in the area of
intellectual property protection. Help with preparation of grant
projects and finding a suitable partner for cooperation, are also
available. The Science and Technology Park disposes of flexible
rooms for offices, laboratories and light production prototype
workshops. The total area is 2.817 m2 big of which 1.594 m2 can be
hired. Parking for visitors is free of charge.
In a relatively short period of its existence the Technology
Centre became an article of the national network of science and
technological parks, and a member of OMNIPACK and HIT clusters, a
member of the Regional Chamber of commerce of the Hradec Kralove
region and Business Club CZ. It actively cooperates with several
universities (University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Technical
University in Prague, the Charles University - Faculty of Medicine
Hradec Kralove and the Faculty of Pharmacy).
The project was funded by European funds.
Contact person: Mr. Martin Dittrich
Phone: +420 495 077 111
Interview with the Director of the Technology Centre Hradec Králové
What was the motivation for starting the
Due to the lack of young enterprise promotion and entrepreneurship in general in the city of Hradec Kralove, it was decided to apply for the project at the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade. This project was accompanied by the brownfield revitalization of the former military airport.
How was the situation before initiating this project, was the community involved? If so, in what way?
In the city of Hradec Kralove were some activities in building the business like business clubs and clusters, but not for the start-up community and students with an entrepreneurial spirit. For that reason, our goal was to build healthy ecosystem which will become attractive for entrepreneurs, students and key players in the field of the enterprise (the regional Chamber of Commerce, clusters and other public entities). Want to read the whole interview? Please click on the link in the See also folder on the right hand column of this page.
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