Science and Technology Park at Palacky University in Olomouc (VTP UP) is a place for growth of your business and your ideas.
We offer rent of offices and production facilities, consulting services, use of appliances and know-how of Palacky University under favorable conditions.
We help new entrepreneurs with starting companies with unique ideas and focus. VTP UP is a bridge between the scientific and business world since 2000.
VTP UP is an independent economic unit of Palacky University in Olomouc. It can thus benefit directly from the expertise and know-how of Palacky University in the field of science and research for its clients.
We help turn good ideas into great companies. Creating an ideal place for business in Olomouc.
UP Business Club – education and community- We create inspiring, creative and friendly community of students, businessman and entrepreneurs from the Olomouc region
UP Business Consulting – We consult business plans and assist in the start-up phase of your business
UP Business Center – we rent spaces for start-up and innovative companies (offices, laboratories, pilot plant spaces, co-working and virtual headquarters) in our three buildings
UP Business Catapult – convenient program for the most interesting projects, renting and consulting services of our consultants and mentors at discounted prices or for free (Business incubator)
We connect businesses with Palacky University, transfer knowledge and inventions from research into practice
- • Management of intellectual property of Palacky University in Olomouc
- • Business Development, Proof-of-Concept projects, commercial cooperation with firms (contract research, custom research, licensing agreements), establishment of companies
- • Project support for academics and companies
VTP UP was created by support funds from the EU Structural Funds, Regional Office of the Olomouc Region and the City of Olomouc. Operation VTP UP is co-financed by Palacky University in Olomouc
VTP UP Business Incubator was awarded for the best project in the Czech Republic in the field of science and technology parks in 2007. In 2010 we won 1st place in the Business Property of the Year in the category of High-tech Property of the Year. VTP UP is an active part of a regional innovation infrastructure of Olomouc Region. It is involved in the creation and implementation of RIS3strategies in Olomouc Region.
Membership in professional organizations and associations
VTP UP is an accredited member of the Science and Technology Parks Association in Czech Republic ( www.svtp.cz ).
VTP UP is a cooperating partner of European Enterprise Network ( www.een.cz ).
VTP UP is memeber of Tuesday Business Network ( www.tuesday.cz ).
VTP UP is member of National Cluster Association ( www.nca.cz )
VTP UP is member of Transfera.cz association- professional association of centers for technology transfer in the Czech Republic ( www.transfera.cz )
Science and Technology Park at Palacky University in Olomouc (VTP UP) contributes to growth of economic level in the Olomouc region by supporting the development of innovative companies, creating spin-off and start-up companies, with an emphasis on the use of Palacky University’s (UP) potential. VTP UP locates and promotes cooperation within the application of science and research results in the commercial sector. It also transfers needs of the commercial sphere to scientific research institutes Palacky University in Olomouc.
We are finding use for science and research results in practice. Helping to change good ideas into great companies.
VTP UP is a technological address in the Olomouc region with competent consulting center for mutual support and sharing of advanced technologies among innovative companies and scientific-research workplaces of UP. It provides protection and commercial use of intellectual property of Palacky University in Olomouc, companies in VTP UP and companies with joint venture UP. Business Incubator helps newly created innovative firms with smooth start and entry into the real business environment. It also supports the growth and development of existing innovative companies. Due to the quality of outputs is VTP UP respected institution on the international scale.
History of the Science and Technology Park of Palacky University in Olomouc
Science and Technology park of Palacky University in Olomouc was established in 2000 under the name Center for innovation and transfer of technologies UP. Its first premises were reconstructed by Palacky University in Olomouc, with the financial assistance of the Government of the Czech Republic through grant support from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Regional Development and funding of a pilot project Phare.
Construction of the second building B - Business Incubator was financed by Phare in the years 2004- 2006 with the financial participation of the city and Palacky University Olomouc. Furnishing the space and operation of the Business Incubator was funded by the Operational Program Industry and Innovation, and co-funded by the Regional Office of the Olomouc Region and the Palacky University in Olomouc.
Reconstruction of the original building block A was carried out between 2010 and 2012 with the support of the Operational Program of Enterprise and Innovation.
In 2012, construction of the third building block C VTP UP began, with the support of the Operational Program of Enterprise and Innovation. The operation was launched in 2015.