INNOVATE AND COMPETE
The competition for the most innovative company of the Usti Region for the past year, which evaluates the best innovations in products, services, technologies or processes in two categories: small and medium-sized enterprises , including startups, and large companies.
The third category is the Professor Jiřina Jílková Award, which honours personalities for their exceptional contribution to the development of the Usti Region in the field of innovation.
The competition is announced by the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region (ICUK) with the support of the Usti Region Office, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University and the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Usti Region. The expert guarantor of the competition is CzechInvest Agency.
→ strengthen your market position
→ get a better position
→ be competitive
→ BECOME AN INNOVATIVE COMPANY OF THE USTI REGION
- small and medium-sized enterprises Incl. Startups
- large companies
- Professor Jiřina Jílková Award
The current conditions and rules for 2023 check here.
It consists of representatives of the CzechInvest Agency, ICUK, the competition partner Komerční banka and an expert of the PLATINN programme.
The award will be held under the auspices of the Governor of the Usti Region, Jan Schiller.
A gala award ceremony will be held in early 2024.
IFÚK WINNERS IN 2022
A total of 12 companies made it to the grand final of the competition:
- Edhance s.r.o.
- Glanzstoff-Bohemia s.r.o.
- Cahrt Ferox, a.s.
- Cheminvest s.r.o.
- Chemstr – Šafařík s.r.o. s.r.o.
- Chovaneček s.r.o.
- Jabor pro s.r.o.
- Regional Health, a.s.
- Pardam Nano4fibers s.r.o.
- Brewery Monopol s.r.o.
- REVITAL SOLUTIONS s.r.o.
- Shirt Industries, s.r.o.
The jury selected Chart Ferox, a.s. as the winner. for developing a comprehensive solution for the storage and dispensing of liquefied natural gas (LPG) in terminals. In the category of small and medium-sized companies, the jury selected Pardam Nano4fibers, s.r.o. as the winner for the development of bioactive polymer nanofibers for dermatological purposes.
This year, for the first time, a new award was announced – Innovation Personality of the Usti Region, which will be awarded to personalities who have made an exceptional contribution to the development of the region. A special award from the ICUK Director Martin Mata, who came up with the idea, was given in memoriam to Professor Jiřina Jílková, Czech economist and educator with a focus on environmental economics and environmental policy. The award was received by her husband, Professor Josef Jílek.
small and medium-sized enterprises
INNOVATION PERSONALITY OF THE USTI REGION
The award was received by her husband, Professor Josef Jílek.
PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS
the winner in each category won:
50 000 CZK
publicity in partner media
the possibility to use the logo of the Innovation Company of the Usti Region in 2022
Director of ICUK
We are organizing the competition for the most innovative company in our region not only to show how great companies we have here, but also to recognize the people behind the innovation. Those round pegs in square holes who see things differently, as Steve Jobs would say. People who have no respect for the status quo and drive companies forward. The Innovation Company of the Usti Region is here for you. And for them there is ICUK itself.