Regional Council for Innovation (KRPI)
The Regional Innovation Council of the Pardubice Region (hereinafter referred to as the “KRPI”) is the coordinating, advisory and initiating body of the regional self-government in the field of innovation, science and research. KRPI is composed of representatives of public administration, the business sector, educational and research institutions and institutions supporting business and innovation in the Pardubice region.
Innovation platform of the Pardubice region
The Innovation Platform of the Pardubice Region (IPPK) unites individual entities supporting development and innovation in the region. Representatives of the Pardubice Region, Czech Invest, P-PINK, the Regional Chamber of Commerce, MAS, SMS, API, the City of Pardubice and others meet during regular two-month meetings. The aim is to share and link agendas leading to more effective cooperation, which will increase the added value for target groups.
Regional innovation platforms
Platforms represent a workspace in which entities not only from the Pardubice region operating in the fields covered by the platform can meet. Smart Accelerator and Pardubice region in cooperation with other “public” participants of the regional innovation environment (P-PINK, CzechInvest, API, Chamber of Commerce and others) enter these platforms mainly as organizers of individual meetings in order to provide the groups with information from the world of public administration (especially about grant opportunities) and to provide professional lectures on current topics in the field. They can share their practices and negative experiences and establish relationships that grow into concrete cooperation.
Any innovative company from the region operating in the field belonging to the respective platform can join the platforms. Representatives of research organizations, especially the relevant faculties of the University of Pardubice, are also invited to the platforms. This applies to all platforms except the SMART Region platform. It is primarily intended for cities and municipalities, but in the future, in connection with specific topics, the involvement of relevant companies and research organizations in this platform is expected. If the participation of an entity outside the Pardubice Region is useful, it will also be invited.