16.10.2017 - Martina put her MAMAVIS project through the StartUp Go enterprise incubator of the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region (ICUK) and then went on win the public “grilling” of startups by investors known as StartUp Go Grill. The victory is by no means the end of the road for her, however. On the contrary – her improved Priessnitz wraps are racking up points among leading Czech startups. What was it like in the beginning and what does she think of the “know-how infusion” she got in the enterprise incubator?
MARTIN NOVÁK: New prorector of science – wants more collaboration with industry, obtained a European patent
19.09.2017 - Associate professor Martin Novák, PhD, was recently appointed prorector of science at J. E. Purkyne University (UJEP) in Usti nad Labem. He previously worked at the Department of Technology and Material Engineering as prorector of development and information technology. At the same time, he’s a successful scientist and researcher and has even secured a European patent for a unique method of grinding aluminium alloy workpieces.
09.08.2017 - Throughout the summer, upwards of 20 primary school teachers have been undertaking training at the Faculty of Education of J. E. Purkyne University. Leading Israeli talent development expert Opher Brayer is teaching them a unique method for developing mathematical thinking skills and creativity in children. The man behind the method has trained thousands of talented Israeli children as well as managers of global companies such as Microsoft, Hewllet-Packard, Nokia, Osram, and Disney. He wants to start an IT school in Usti and build it into a high-tech startup centre.
19.06.2017 - His desire to meet talented people led him to participate in the Usti City Hackathon. He and his friend Pavla gave up a free weekend in exchange for 48 hours of hard work, and it paid off. They and a team of adept programmers they met at the hackathon were awarded 3rd place for their application Easy MHD.
08.05.2017 - The company BARD, with headquarters located in the Usti Region near the town of Louny, can pride itself on a European patent for its own product – Smart Fungus. How is the production of a microbiological preparation managed? Is it difficult to patent a product? And how does a company with such a narrow area of expertise view the Usti Region Innovation Vouchers? We spoke with CEO Radim Klimeš.
10.04.2017 - Markéta is a graduate of J. E. Purkyne University. Upon completing her studies, she spent two years in Washington acquiring experience in international marketing, which she put to use both as a brand manager and while running her own enterprise in language education for adults. Now she heads the sales department of Materialise – a company based in our region that specialises in 3D printing.
09.03.2017 - As a professional racer, he travelled the continents. During his studies at the Czech Technical University, he spent six months in America. It was there that he would get his first idea for a startup, coming back home to make it a reality. Today, Martin Matzke represents the company ARMEX Technologies, which operates an innovation-technology centre in Roudnice nad Labem. And to find out what that centre does, we spoke to Martin himself.
MILAN HOTOVEC: How to transform a table, chair, computer, knowledge, and rubbish bin into victory in 24 hours
12.02.2017 - During the week, he’s a secondary school student with a passion for programming and technology. In his free time, he collects old Tesla products, which he repairs and makes good as new again. Thanks to his enthusiasm, he and his team won the nationwide programming competition Hackathon Junior 2016. The Innovation Centre f the Usti Region will soon be organising its own programming competition.
12.12.2016 - NiconClub, OSS Alliance, Moredays, Disway, Good Sailors, Pixbuf, Datasys – just a few of the activities of Filip Molčan that have put him among the 100 most successful innovators in Europe and taken him all the way to Silicon Valley. Despite his multiple successes, he remains true to his log home in Bohemian Switzerland, from which he coordinates all of his enterprises with ease.