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An interesting webinar not only for transferors took place on the morning of November 19, 2020. The topic of spin-off was selected, developed and lectured by Dr. Dvořák from the innovation agency ILA. He discussed an issue of establishing start-up companies, especially spin-off companies of academic institutions, in the coming period, which will be deeply affected by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. It was intended for academic institutions professionals who are seriously considering the implications of the post-covid crisis for the future funding of science, research, development and innovation and are actively seeking an adequate response to them.

In a crazy time of tedious online meetings, 18 participants joined.

What will be the new era and what will be the implications for the funding of science and research? It will be marked by austerity measures by the government, a change in the attitude of voters towards science and a change in the strategy of the corporate sphere. In these conditions, the importance and possibilities of knowledge and technology transfer and one of its ways of establishing start-ups and spin-offs will grow, Dvořák said. He then analyzed in detail the process of establishing these companies, from the initial considerations through the formulation of the concept and its critical assessment to the choice of promising areas of business. In the “new normal” will succeed especially those who will be able to actively respond to change, he concluded in the conclusion.

You can see the webinar record in czech language here:

Dr. Ivan Dvořák

Experienced lecturer

RNDr. Ivan Dvorak, CSc. He has been dealing with the issue of knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) since 1992, before that he worked at the Academy of Sciences and departmental research institutes (mathematical modeling of complex processes) and in the meantime at two banks. He is the founder, co-owner and managing director of the innovation agency ILA, s.r.o. (established 1994). He originally graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (biophysics) and in 2006/7 he graduated from KTT in a special postgraduate course organized by AURIL and the Open University (GB). From 2006 to 2012 he taught KTT at Charles University, since 2009 he has been lecturing at KTT at MCI University in Innsbruck. He has occasionally lectured or is lecturing on this topic at the University of Graz, the Technical University of Liberec, the University of Hradec Králové, the JE Purkyně University in Ústí n L., the University of West Bohemia, the Biological Center of the ASCR in České Budějovice, the National Institute of Mental Health and other domestic universities. .

In his lectures, he uses the knowledge and experience gained in the activities of his innovation agency, especially in the field of DV protection and the establishment of start-up companies. He is a co-author of KTT CURRICULA European Knowledge Transfer Society and co-founder of the professional association AKTOP (now He is a member of the Prague Innovation Council and several other advisory bodies relevant to the support of KTT.