We believe in the creative and innovative potential of the Usti Region
The Usti Region, despite its interesting geographical location and important industrial tradition, has endured long-term economic decline and diminished competitiveness. This is generally a result of incomplete economic transformation, insufficiently motivated research and development activities, and a lack of collaboration between research organisations and companies in pursuing joint research and transfer of technology.
There are several important entities in the region engaged in research and development: Nupharo,
which has impressive facilities for implementing innovation and enterprise; UniCRE, an organisation focused on developing R&D activities in close collaboration with Unipetrol; and Usti nad Labem’s J. E. Purkyne University (UJEP). Other institutions of higher learning are also active in the region, such as the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, the Czech Technical University in Prague, the Brno University of Technology, the Technical University of Ostrava, the University of Finance and Administration, and VSFS (the Brown Coal Research Institute).
The Innovation Centre of the Usti Region (ICUK) was established in the autumn of 2015 with the aim of advancing the innovation potential of the economy by supporting collaboration among research subjects, the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, and innovation activities of, primarily, new, small, and medium-sized enterprises. The ICUK was founded by the Usti Region, J. E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, and the Usti nad Labem Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Database of companies and research organisations in the Usti Region
Virtual tour of innovative companies and research organisations in the Usti Region