Czech Optical Cluster

Czech Optical Cluster (COC) is a voluntary non-profit organization founded in 2017, which brings together and represents representatives of science and industry operating in the field of Optics and related fields.

Czech Optical Cluster (COC) carries out its activities mainly in these pillars:

  1. Industrial and Consumer Optics
  2. Military Optics
  3. Lighting Technology
  4. Laser Technology and Applications
  5. Electron Microscopy

The main objective of the COC is to build a platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing among actors of the science and industry in the field of Optics, to interconnect cluster members to strengthen their influence, innovations, and competitiveness, to promote the field of Optics and improve conditions for its development in the Czech Republic.

The part objectives of the COC are to obtain benefits in the following areas through the cooperation of the COC members and with the support of the executive team of the cluster:

  1. SALES OPPORTUNITIES

(To discover and exploit the particular sales opportunities – together.)

  1. R&D COLLABORATION

(To improve conditions for R&D activities, to find suitable strategic ways and facilitate the creation of R&D collaboration – together.)

  1. HUMAN RESOURCES AND POPULARIZATION

(To strengthen the long-term availability of qualified human resources and the public popularity of the field of Optics – together.)

The main activities of the Czech Optical Cluster are defined in the Action Plan, which is approved annually by the Executive Board.

Action plan of the Czech optical cluster for 2020

Statutory body – The Executive Board

Chairman of the Executive Board: RNDr. JIŘÍ NUC

Vice-chairman of the Executive Board: Mgr. PETR PŘIKRYL

Members of the Executive Board:

Mgr. VLADIMÍR CHLUP

Mgr. MARTIN KUTÁČ

Prof. Mgr. JAROSLAV ŘEHÁČEK, Ph.D.

Ing. BOHDAN RŮŽIČKA, Ph.D., MBA

Download the COC Statute here (revision: 24. 6. 2020)