28.01.2019 - Have a business idea in mind? Or perhaps you’ve already started doing business on your own? Maybe you know someone who has? Submit your business project for the T-Mobile Rozjezdy competition! The overall winner can earn prizes worth up to 750,000 CZK. The Innovation Centre of the Usti Region is a regional partner of the competition, and that’s why you shouldn’t waste any time contacting us to discuss your project and application.
21.01.2019 - As of January 21, companies from the Usti Region can apply for financial support for innovation developed in collaboration with researchers thanks to the programme known as Innovation Vouchers of the Usti Region. For 2019, companies and entrepreneurs alike can receive up 199,000 CZK to innovate their products, services, and processes.
At international conference in Kiev, ICUK and UJEP give presentation on kickstarting the Usti Region
20.12.2018 - At the start of December, the head of ICUK and academic at the UJEP social and economic studies faculty, Tomáš Siviček, gave a talk at a conference in Kiev called Sharing of Best Practices in Entrepreneurship Support Between V4 Countries and Ukraine. The event was organized by the International Visegrad Fund.
19.12.2018 - Firmy z Ústeckého kraje opět budou moci požádat o dotaci na inovace výrobků, služeb i procesů, které vyvinou ve spolupráci s výzkumnou organizací. Krajské zastupitelstvo schválilo parametry programu Inovační vouchery Ústeckého kraje pro rok 2019. Příspěvku se dočkají i začínající podnikatelé.
Innovative companies in the region go head to head for prestigious award. Application deadline extended to November 4
30.10.2018 - The Ústí Region and the Innovative Centre of the Usti Region (ICUK) have announced a competition to determine the most innovative company in the region for 2018. Judges will be examining the innovation of products, services, and technologies in two categories: small and medium-sized businesses and large businesses. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to November 4.
25.10.2018 - This year’s Startup Go Grill awards for the best startups went to a coffee printing project, designer dollhouses, and durable bags made from discarded parachutes. An expert panel chose the winners based on public presentations of beginning enterprisers at a startup festival organised by the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region on October 23.
Mamavis project supported by the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region dominates nationwide ‘Nastartujte se’ competition
16.10.2018 - In the sixth annual ‘Nastartujte se’ competition, which is organised by Komerční banka, the Mamavis project of Martina Štefanková from Klášterec nad Ohří took first place and the grand prize of 300,000 CZK. From the Startup Go incubator programme all the way to the ‘top’, Martina has worked closely with the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region (ICUK).
13.04.2018 - We’ve launched the fourth consecutive cycle of the StartUp Go! enterprise incubator. Over the course of three months, we’ll be providing support to beginning entrepreneurs, namely by means of individual mentors and specialised workshops. Now, for the first time, projects from the foodservice industry can also apply for a chance to take advantage of Foodies Go!, a wholly unique programme in the Czech Republic organised by the ICUK in collaboration with Gastrotechno Group.
A smart parking application and a platform for involving citizens in the creation of a smart city – programmers spend weekend improving Děčín
27.03.2018 - The winner of the Děčín City Hackathon programming weekend is a project to develop a communication platform, called Děčín 2.1, that allows citizens to play an active role in improving their city. The winning project was selected by an expert panel headed by the mayor of Děčín, Marie Blažková. The Děčín City Hackathon was held on the river on board the Cargo Gallery ship as well as in lecture rooms at the Czech Technical University, and it was organised by the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region under the patronage of the city of Děčín and deputy governor of the Usti Region Stanislav Rybák.
20.02.2018 - The method of Israeli expert Opher Brayer, which is being used to develop creativity and mathematical thinking in children in the Usti Region, is producing its first successes. At the Rethinking Education conference, teachers from selected schools presented the results they achieved during the first semester using the so-called Stages method. The Innovation Centre of the Usti Region is helping to get the project off the ground.
13.02.2018 - The winner of the public tender for a feasibility study on testing of autonomous cars in Usti nad Labem is KPMG CZ in collaboration with the Czech Technical University. Usti nad Labem has already signed an agreement with the consulting firm, thus becoming the first city in the Czech Republic to commission a feasibility study on this topic. The findings of the study should be published by the end of September 2018.
25.01.2018 - On January 23, startups from the enterprise incubator of the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region went head to head at the Drama Theater of Usti nad Labem in a competition for the best business project. The main prize, a package of business development services from the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region (20,000 CZK) and CzechInvest (10,000 CZK), went to a project entitled “SpecialistsGrid” from the city of Most. The project is based on the principle of shareconomy and matches offers of IT services with demand on a global scale. The audience award went to Iva Coelho and her “Alice” project, which uses modern technology to help people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease exercise their memory and reduce memory loss.
09.01.2018 - Upon ICUK’s completion of project documentation, the city of Usti nad Labem issued an invitation to tender for a feasibility study on the testing of autonomous vehicles.
20.10.2017 - Martina Štefanková of the Mamavis project has secured a spot among the top 50 startups in the Czech round of Startup World Cup, the prestigious global competition for an investment of one million dollars. In the category BioTech Award by Delta Ventures, she’s among the top eight. The Czech round will produce a single winner, who will go on to compete in the global final held in Silicon Valley.
13.10.2017 - The startup Virtualizace V&V, which was put through our StartUp Go incubator and went on to win the StartUp Go Grill (the Usti version of Dragon’s Den), has concluded an agreement with one of the largest real estate advertising web portals in the country.
31.08.2017 - The Innovation Centre of the Usti Region has become a member of Tech London Advocates, one of the most influential global groups devoted to supporting modern technologies. Membership was made possible thanks to a new partnership between the ICUK and the Bridge Academy project in the city of Most. London Tech Advocates is a collection of over 4,300 leaders, investors, and experts from around the world.
07.08.2017 - Travel startup Tellmehi completed a cycle in the ICUK’s StartUp Go! enterprise incubator and participated in StartUp Go! Grill, where it took third place. And that evening, Tellmehi founder, Robert Pecka, met his investor for the very first time. A few months later, a multimillion crown investment was made by Armex Technologies, an investment group that looks for technology and IT startups.
07.08.2017 - Virtualizace V&V, an enterprise specialising in virtual reality, took first place in last year’s StartUp Go! Grill. MakersPoint and MAMAVIS participated in the second term of the ICUK’s enterprise incubator before going before the judges of StartUp Go! Grill, with MAMAVIS emerging as the winner. These three startups were successful with their beginning entrepreneur grant applications.
In October, unique teaching method developed by Israeli talent expert to begin awakening creativity and mathematical thinking in children in Usti Region
03.08.2017 - Beginning in October, eight basic schools in the Usti Region will be participating in a pilot project for a revolutionary teaching method. The special method will be put into practice for the first time in the Czech Republic by its creator, leading Israeli talent development expert Opher Brayer. The project has been designed to help children fundamentally develop their creativity, mathematical thinking skills, and ability to learn. A training programme for teachers was organised by the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region and conducted in the first week of August.