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CU: University-Business cooperation
Charles University – CU is the biggest university in the Czech Republic and is a leading academic institution in the Central European region. Being a renowned academic HEI, we also contribute to the solution of urgent social problems and supports the practical application of the outcomes of its research and links to industrial as well as public domain partners thanks to the Centre of Knowledge and Technology Transfer CPPT. CPPT’s goal is to increase competitiveness and attractiveness of CU to students, staff, and the public, to expand the range of field of cooperation between R&D and the application sphere, and to strengthen CU’s third role. It supports the commercialization of products and services originating in the faculties and other organizational units of CU and it cooperates with science and innovation-oriented SMEs, global companies as well as public sector and NGOs.
Founded in 1348, CU is one of the oldest universities in the world. Yet it is also renowned as a modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan and prestigious institution of higher education. It is the largest and most renowned Czech university and is also the best-rated Czech university according to international rankings. There are currently 17 faculties at the University (14 in Prague, 2 in Hradec Králové and 1 in Plzeň), plus 3 institutes, 6 other centres of teaching, research, development and other creative activities, a centre providing information services, 5 facilities serving the whole University, and the Rectorate – which is the executive management body for the whole University. Our mission is to enhance our prestigious status as a research university. To achieve this aim, CU focuses strongly on research activities. CU can also boast several outstanding research teams which are involved in close collaboration with international research institutions.
We are delighted to be a partner for the Engagement Readiness Monitor project. CPPT staff will be involved in the project by bringing extensive UBC and knowledge transfer expertise and experience into the development of all IOs. We aim to support the consortium to better understand universities’ engagement with business and their readiness to cooperate in various engagement activities and to measure the readiness of universities to cooperate with businesses.
Blog editors: Alexandra Zinovyeva (UIIN) and Fleur Schellekens (UIIN)