BIC Plzen – Business and Innovation Centre has supported the establishment and development of innovative new businesses in the Pilsen region since 1992. It was founded by the City of Pilsen and acts within international networks that support business and innovation, working in partnership with numerous other partners at the regional, national and international levels.
BIC Plzen is a long-term member of the Science and Technology Parks Association CZ (SVTP). It is an accredited science and technology park based on its fulfilment of SVTP’s criteria for the activities of science and technology parks.
With its activities, BIC Plzen has contributed to the development of collaboration between companies and research institutes, especially universities, with the aim of stimulating development at companies.
In cooperation with partners, it has prepared and launched a number of support programmes and activities, such as the “Business Vouchers” programme to support collaboration between companies and research organisations and the “Knowledge Transfer Partnership” pilot programme, which was focused on the transfer of knowledge from universities to companies.
BIC Plzen is also active in:
- Pilsen Region Council for Research, Development and Innovation
- SVTP Committee
- Danube – Vltava Working Group
- Enterprise Europe Network sector group
- World Trade Centers Association (WTCA).