Tuesday September 15, 2020, 9am — 4pm
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czernin Palace; Loretánské náměstí 5, Praha
Bridging existing gaps between the academic, public and private sectors building on exchange of know-how experience best practices and contacts of the Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands.
— Collaborations for the Future
NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND SMART APPLICATIONS can accelerate economic growth, improve products and services and help us to address various needs of our societies. The on-going pandemic is a strong reminder that governments, academia and the private sector should work hand-in-hand to cope with new challenges, especially in an emergency situation. This recent experience shows that universities and research institutes are capable and willing to provide their resources and knowledge and reach out to the business in order to develop much needed new healthcare products, services and applications. This lesson should not be forgotten, rather, it should boost ongoing efforts to bridge still existing gaps between the academic, public and private sectors.
Research and innovation ecosystems vary in different countries according to their traditions, established rules, administrative frameworks etc. However, there is an ample potential of practical experience and best practices that can taped into and shared for the benefit of all.
This is the reason why three countries, the Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands, decided to organize a one-day event to examine how to best support an effective transfer of knowledge and technology while learning from each other. The research areas under scrutiny will be life sciences and healthcare.
THE EVENT SHOULD BRING TOGETHER high-level representatives from responsible ministries, universities and research institutes, public administration and funding agencies, researchers, and, last but not least, entrepreneurs representing new, technology-based, spin-offs.
Building on our previous contacts and common projects top Czech, Dutch and German experts will exchange lessons learned and share best practices in technology transfer and new business grow with a view to formulate concrete recommendations on some key objectives, including:
promotion of genuine collaborations between the academia and the business;
mutual support in developing spin-offs into new successful innovative enterprises;
ideas how to expand cooperation between the top Czech, Dutch and German teams and experts, including establishment of a platform for exchanging future contacts and projects.
A one-day meeting will take place at the premises of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the Czernin Palace, Prague) on September 15, 2020. The event will take place under the auspices of:
Mr. Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Prof. Tomáš Zima, Rector of the Charles University
H.E. Christoph Israng, Ambassador of Germany
H.E. Kees Jan René Klompenhouwer, Ambassador of the Netherlands
This event should facilitate further networking and partnerships between the researchers and entrepreneurs from all the countries involved. From this perspective, the proposed conference is designated as an introductory event that should be followed by a series of topic-specific speed-dating events to enable cooperation between academic and business entities.
The participation at the event is for free, however the registration via this website is obligatory. Conference language is English. Interpreting is not provided.