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How we and our ecosystem help to fight the COVID-19

The world is currently fighting the coronavirus in the best possible ways. Many companies, startups and universities are joining forces to empower the medical staff and other people fighting in the first line. So, how do we and companies around us respond? 

Preparedness of SMEs for digital transformation

The 4 STEPS project which focuses on Industry 4.0's as a challenge tool for a new, digital industrial revolution, now delivering first exciting results. Some time has passed since the launch of the 4STEPS project, and we are currently completing the mapping of SMEs.

HoCare impacted home care R&I potential in EU and the Czech Republic

The international project HoCare, which idea and financing came thanks to DEX Innovation Centre, has impacted research and innovation potential in home care both on transnational as well as local levels, including the Czech Republic.

EIT Health roadshow CANCELLED!

After careful internal evaluation and due to the given circumstances, we have decided to cancel all planned EIT Health roadshow stops. We still want to meet with you virtually - we will be happy to answer all your questions regarding the support from EIT Health.

Five EIT Health Startup Programmes to join in Spring 2020

EIT Health Accelerator activities catalyse new business growth to deliver transformative products and services. Through their unique network of world-class healthcare organisations, EIT Health links entrepreneurial businesses with the knowledge and resources to scale up and scale out as quickly as possible.

We bring an overview of 5 programmes for teams in all stages of development.

PowerUp! Challenge 2020 - applications opened until March 5th!

On Wednesday, January 15th, InnoEnergy opens applications to PowerUp! 2020, challenge for Energy, Mobility, CleanTech, CyberSec, Smog or SmartCities startups in Central-Eastern Europe! 

Co-creation Lab in the Czech Republic successfully established!

Representatives of companies, public administration, universities and research institutions and organizations providing social care have met all together in Prague. They discussed common problems and further cooperation in the HoCare2.0 project. These participants will be part of the Co-creation Lab in the Czech Republic.

Join us during EIT Health roadshow supported by Startup Europe Week

The roadshow is going to introduce EIT Health programmes, activities and opportunities and DEX IC´s activities among university researchers and students, startups and innovative teams and other interested participants. We are going to visit 3 Czech cities - Pilsen, Brno and Prague during 16-19.3.2020. Each stop includes morning part for students and researchers at the university and afternoon/evening part for startups in the local innovation hub.

We hosted stakeholder discussion for CE-Connector ACIF fund vision and initial strategy

Our Prague representative office in UP21 Incubator hosted on 15th January the first public presentation and discussion on the CE-Connector project, that aims to create a central European co-investment fund for investments to early-stage startups from a cooperation of business angels and public institutions (the so-called ACIF - Angel co-investment fund). 

We opened the 2nd call for schools in Prague, Liberec, Ústí and Hradec Králové regions

We are opening the second round of registrations to the InnoSchool Innovative Education System (ILS) Pilot. The call is open to all schools from Prague, Liberec, Ústí and Hradec Králové regions from 1st February 2020 to 30th April 2020.

Apply to Primer, pre-acceleration programme for early-stage startups in the Czech Republic

If you are working on an idea or product beyond initial thought in fields of energy, healthcare, mobility or other that positively impacts society, we have an offer for you! For the very first time, we are organizing a pre-acceleration programme in the Czech Republic - Primer.

The StarShip Fellowship Program is coming back for 2020 and the APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

StarShipis an EIT Health educational initiative in collaboration with leading European academic, and health industry partners. Using a blend of different educational approaches including elements from Stanford Biodesign Concept, StarShip is a unique opportunity for participants to be involved in industry-driven life science innovation, working together with innovators in and outside the companies in highly skilled multidisciplinary teams.

Apply to EIT Health RIS Innovation Call 2020

EIT Health RIS 2020 innovation call aims at funding high-quality, strong, balanced projects, targeting EIT Health’s six Focus Areas to be developed by local actors including both academic and non-academic partners in collaboration with EIT RIS hubs. 

The winning team from local i-Days in Prague went to Paris!

On November 1st, we organized local EIT Health Innovation Day in Prague. Students have been given the task to design smart glasses for seniors with mild cognitive impairment. The winning team consisting of three young women did an excellent job! They won a trip to Paris to the Winners Event where they had a chance to further work on their idea.

Solutions for people with Mild dementia presented during SMART4MD Roadshow

SMART4MD Roadshow took place in the Czech Republic during October and November 2019. Three events took place in UP21, Prague; CVUT, Prague and Regional Reseach Library in Liberec with goal to raise awareness of public in the challenges of mild dementia and developed SMART4MD platform and its benefits for people with mild dementia, their carers and healthcare professionals.

Invitation: Discussion on Mild Dementia - 25. 11. 2019, Liberec

In the afternoon, on Monday, November 25, we would love to meet you in the Regional Research Library in Liberec, where the event "Discussion on Mild Dementia" is going to take place. You will learn what are its symptoms, or what should you do in case it appears in your family.

Students designed health home care product during the EIT Health Innovation Day in Prague

EIT Health Innovation Day took place on Friday, November 1, in the premises of the Czech Technical University, CIIRC in Prague. Almost 40 visitors have attended the Health Innovation event where they learned how to develop and present an innovative product. And in the end, they designed different kinds of smart glasses for seniors.

Quit smoking app won the Startup Campus V4 Roadhow - Prague competition

Have you been wondering, what interesting Health startups do we have in the Czech Republic? Startup Campus V4 Roadshow - Prague brought together 5 startups from Health or Medtech background and let them pitch in front of an expert jury.

HoCare results presented during final communication policy event in Nicosia

The Interreg Europe HoCare project’s Final event was successfully organized in Nicosia, Cyprus on Thursday, 3 October 2019. The event, under the title “HoCare High Level Political Dissemination Event” was under the aegis of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Constantinos Ioannou. In the first part, welcoming speeches were made by Mr. Christos Pittaras, ANEL’s President and Mayor of Latsia, Mrs. Constantia Constantinou representing the Directorate General for European Programs, Coordination and Development, Mr. Ierotheos Papadopoulos, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and Mr. Andreas Xenofontos, Director of the Nursing Services of the Ministry of Health (on behalf of the Minister).

The development of research and innovation was discussed in Liberec. And we were there

We presented the 4STEPS project at the RIS3 Forum. The conference was organized by the Liberec Region and its aim was to motivate companies and other subjects to research and innovate.