On Monday, the 8th of October, Moravian College Olomouc (MVŠO), along with other cooperating partners, took part in the first preparatory meeting for the Czech-Israeli Innovational Days, which are scheduled to be held in 2019 in Olomouc. In addition to MVSO, the seats behind the negotiating table were occupied by representatives of the Olomouc region, the Faculty Hospital in Olomouc, the Regional Chamber of Commerce, CzechInvest, the Czech-Israeli Mutual Chamber of Commerce. the Olomouc Innovative Cluster, Palacký University and also the TESCO SoftWare IT company.
The primary goal of this meeting was to open discussion on particular themes selected for the upcoming conference, as well as about Czech-Israeli partnership in general and its role in the strengthening of cooperation among the significant firms and institutions involved in the long-term economic development of the Olomouc region.
One of the participants was the Rector of MVŠO, Jarmila Zimmermannová, who commented on this whole initiative with the following words: “Moravian Business College Olomouc has always been devoted to the problematics of ongoing innovation, a trend in which we intend to continue, concretely in the areas of economics, management, small and medium-sized businesses and information technology.“
Marek Vaculík, the director of the Olomouc innovative cluster, brought up the fact that one of the most important goals is to give Olomouc a boost and to enhance the visibility of this city as such. This is a goal on which MVSO is actively working. “We are hoping for more networking and the intensification of cooperation in connection with new ideas,“ added Zimmermannová.
“Here we find a huge potential, not only for inspiration, but also for cooperation and growth. This can enrich our region in great measure. I have been observing Olomouc over the past few years and I have seen an emphasis on creatively cultural industry, including the areas of IT, shared services, and the like. There is room here for the business niveau of Olomouc to fundamentally improve its quality,“ stated Radim Kašpar, the director of the Olomouc Chamber of Commerce.
Daniel Meron, the Israeli Ambassador to the Czech Republic expressed his opinion during the meeting that establishing such connections is very desirable:“ It is a great idea to hold the Innovational Days conference here at the BEA campus in Olomouc. Our bailiwick is digitalization and innovation, which,in combination with your capable and experienced scientists, academics and enterprises with a multitude of very skilled people, can lead to excellent results. We want to support efforts to let people in Israel know that there is great potential for cooperation here.
This event will be followed by further seminars and workshops.Together, all of these preparatory efforts will come to fruition at the main conference in November 2019.