The JIC (South Moravian Innovation Centre) supports innovative entrepreneurship, conditions for a competitive business environment and the creation of skilled jobs in South Moravia.
For over 15 years, JIC has been fostering a nurturing environment for innovative business in South Moravia and empowering people in creating and growing companies that change the world. JIC provides entrepreneurs with services – from the initial idea, through start-up, up to a fully developed business.
JIC‘s activities contribute to improving the competitiveness of South Moravian businesses that offer qualified and stable job opportunities in the region then.
The Centre offers services in the following categories:
The Centre runs three incubators in Brno. The JIC INTECH technology incubator, intended mostly for companies from the ICT industry, is located near Vrch Palackého (“Palacky Hill”) in Brno. The immediate proximity of Brno University of Technology allows an effective transfer of the latest scientific knowledge useful for businesses. JIC INTECH also offers representative premises in a good neighbourhood. Forty companies in total are based in the JIC INTECH incubator, most of them from the ICT industry, with some others specialising in engineering, construction or medical materials.
JIC also manages the biotechnology incubator JIC INBIT which is based on the Masaryk University campus in the Bohunice district, Brno. JIC INBIT offers business space and supporting services for about 20 starting biotechnology companies.
In 2014, JIC opened a third incubator, called JIC INMEC, which will focus on advanced materials and technologies.
In fifteen years since its establishment, the Centre has supported more than 250 technology companies and currently it takes care of more than 60 hi-tech companies with 300 employees.
JIC is a holder of the prestigious BIC accreditation, which is granted by the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN) on behalf of the European Commission.
JIC is a member of the following international networks: European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN), Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and The European Associations of Development (EURADA).