The first Czech-Swiss Science and Technology Days
A full-day seminar was held on the first day of the visit with presentations both by Swiss and Czech representatives. Over the following two days, the participants were invited to visit selected Swiss R&D institutions, universities, and high-tech companies and to meet Swiss potential partners. The event was held on October 1-3 in Zürich and subsequently Bern.
The participants, three principal national partners who are engaged in R&D, innovation and knowledge-based economics, i.e. the government, academic and industrial hightech sectors, thoroughly explored the ways and means to increase the scope and depth of bilateral cooperation.
The main objective of the first annual CSSTD seminar was to explore and to advance further possibilities of broader direct cooperation in the field of R&D, and to enhance and further develop contacts and cooperation between respective organizations, companies and institutions in both countries with the goal of achieving direct cooperation between such institutions, universities, companies, etc.
The Czech side introduced some results, capabilities and capacities in the field of R&D and technological innovation with the aim of identifying possible partnership opportunities with Swiss companies including those that are already operating in the Czech Republic or other European countries.
Several specific R&D areas were the subjects of discussions during the seminar, namely:
Czech results of research and applications in four priority fields: Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, New materials, Technical Sciences
Swiss results of research and applications in four priority fields: Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, New materials, Technical Sciences
Opportunities for Czech – Swiss cooperation
The seminar focused on methods and cooperation arrangements to increase the efficiency of innovation, technology transfer from R&D to the industrial sector and commercialization of R&D results.