25.06.2018 - The Ústí Region Research Atlas is a publication that arose from collaboration between the Innovation Centre of the Ústí Region, the Ústí Region, and J. E. Purkyně University with the aim of increasing awareness of specific supply and demand for research, development, and innovation activities in the Ústí Region. It’s now coming out in an updated version.
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.