with the Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre
(Moravskoslezské inovační centrum, MSIC) and other
institutions, we organize meetings with the representation
of large companies, investors in the city and industrial
zones to deal with their problems.
We pay attention to small and mid-sized enterprise who
are the backbone of the economy. Crucial activities of
MSIC include customized service to owners of these
companies, typically using the methods of mentoring,
and based on the network of qualified and experienced
entrepreneurs, managers, investors and researchers.
In 2018 the testing operation of the Open Innovation
Lab began in one of the buildings of MSIC as a unique
project within the collaboration of local IT companies,
Tieto included. The principal idea was to make use of the
existing infrastructure, the open space building to create
room where IT businesses, home and foreign experts,
students and academics from universities will meet at
highly specialized expert events.
The Council of Ostrava is one of the founders of the
crafts incubator Fajna Dilna (Fine Workshop). Anybody
can come and try various crafts and hopefully learn
more about running a business. The workshop provides
consulting, including the preparation of a business plan,
and making prototypes. They can also consult production
procedures and technologies when creating the final
We cooperate with schools to provide the best possible
education; we support vocational training in crafts and
technical subjects, developing an interest in these topics
in little children as young as kindergarten age or grammar
Our support of enterprise also involves the coordination of
public transport stops: based on the requests of investors,
we are negotiating the connections with the Traffic
Company (Dopravní podnik) so that employee commute
You have the reputation of a dog protector and lover.
Will you please recommend for our readers a nice trail
for a walk or a hike with a dog?
I enjoy walking in Komenského sady park and past the
Ostravice river. The city has managed to completely
transform the area thanks to projects granted from EU funds.
It is now quite a busy attraction with a fancy atmosphere
sought for by dog walkers like me, and cyclists too because
there is a fine dedicated bikeway. The views of the river
from suspension galleries provide almost a zen experience.
There are places to have a picnic, to sunbathe, to workout.
New trees, bushes, and flowers have been planted.
Hardly any city has a shipyard in the very centre: this is
where large crowds from the city and afar come to the
Ostravice River Fiesta (Slavnosti řeky Ostravice). The
changes made around the river and how it has opened
to the people of Ostrava make me really happy.
Thank you for the interview.
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