A stone’s throw from Prague and Dresden in the heart of a remarkable landscape for a fraction of the cost. It’s the energy of talented people and the chemistry of the region that will enchant you. It’s an opportunity to begin anew. The Usti Region: A new start.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO START?

#I WANT TO START A BUSINESS HERE

ICUK startup incubator

The Startup Go programme from the Innovation Centre of the Usti Region will help you get your new business off the ground. Get ready for mentors, experts, workshops, and a community of beginning enterprisers with whom your can discuss your challenges and share experiences.

Kontakt: inkubator@icuk.cz

Web: icuk.cz/en/i-want-to-am-starting-a-business/

CZECHINVEST PROGRAMMES

CzechStarter, CzechAccelerator, CzechDemo, and CzechMatch are programmes of the agency CzechInvest designed to provide support to innovative startups. Participants gain experience from leading experts and also have the opportunity to attend prestigious events abroad.

Kontakt: ustinadlabem@czechinvest.org

Web: www.podporastartupu.cz

GRANTS FOR BEGINNING ENTERPRISERS

Receive a grant of up to 200,000 CZK from the Usti Region to get your business started. Enterprisers and self-employed individuals active no more than two years and based in the Usti Region are eligible. Applications are typically open in January and February.

Kontakt: zelinova.m@kr-ustecky.cz

Web: www.kr-ustecky.cz

#I WANT TO INNOVATE

ICUK PLATINN COACHING PROGRAMME

A programme based on individual coaching from respected experts with emphasis on changes leading to the growth of your company. Platinn will help you uncover bottlenecks in your business and identify opportunities for innovation.

Kontakt: kovac@icuk.cz

Web: www.icuk.cz/en/i-want-to-innovate-my-company

RE-SEARCH CAPACITY DATABASE

Find a research partner. Browse research centres and the services and instrumentation you can use for your innovations. There’s no need to purchase your own costly equipment and instruments – take advantage of the available capacity of the research facilities in the region.

Kontakt: podrapska@icuk.cz

Web: www.research.icuk.cz

INNOVATION VOUCHERS OF THE USTI REGION

A grant programme for companies from the Usti Region that find innovative solutions for their products, services, or manufacturing processes in collaboration with a research organization. Simple administration with the chance to receive up to 200,000 CZK.

 Kontakt: kovac@icuk.cz

Web: www.icuk.cz/en/i-want-to-innovate-my-company

#it is Chemistry

Everything we see, hear, and feel comes to us through chemistry. Thanks to chemistry, we get to partake in many adventures. Chemistry is love, and love is chemistry.

Michael Londesborough

chemist, Unipetrol Group ambassador

#I want to work here

Central Node: cowork in Usti nad Labem

Cwrk JzD: Cowork in Roudnice nad Labem

LitoHUB: cowork in Litomerice

#it is an opportunity

We’re already processing data in the Usti Region as part of the development of autonomous vehicles. Our aim is to test autonomous vehicles in real traffic conditions and become a centre for research in autonomous mobility.

Petr Achs

Digital Innovation and smart mobility manager, ICUK

#I want an education here

J. E. PURKYNE UNIVERSITY IN USTI NAD LABEM

The largest university in the Usti Region located in Usti nad Labem with more than 10,000 students and 8 faculties.

Web: www.ujep.cz

CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN DECIN

A campus of the Czech Technical University in Decin and home to the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering and the Faculty of Transportation Sciences.

Web: www.cvutdecin.cz

UNIVERSITY OF CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY LITVINOV CAMPUS

A joint project of the Chemopark Litvinov industrial complex and campus of the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague – Unipetrol.

Web: www.studuj-v-litvinove.vscht.cz

#I WANT TO MEET PEOPLE HERE

INNOVATION CENTRE OF THE USTI REGION EVENTS

ICUK brings people together to discuss various topics and develop synergies. We put a lot of effort into our events, and participation in them is always a good step towards making new contacts.

Kontakt: vanova@icuk.cz

Web: www.icuk.cz/akce

CZECHINVEST agency EVENTS

CzechInvest, an agency for the support of enterprise and investment, has a branch office in the Usti Region. It organizes events throughout the region on a wide variety of topics. Follow their calendar so you don’t miss anything.

Web: www.czechinvest.org

Startup festival Festup

The biggest startup festival in the Usti Region. It motivates students and young people to start their own businesses. At Festup, you’ll meet not only successful beginning enterprisers but also experienced stars of the business world.

Kontakt: vanova@icuk.cz

Web: www.festup.cz

#it is ENERGY

It was primarily the immense energy of talented people that convinced me to stay in the Usti Region.

Tomáš Siviček

Univerzita J. E. Purkyně