Representatives of the Czech Optical Cluster and the Confederation of Industry and Transport discussed a large number of interesting topics, such as the support of applied research, the development of technical fields across Czech education or the lack of quality staff, at the first joint meeting in Prague.

Representatives of both companies first presented an outline of the current situation and opportunities that could be interesting members of the COC and SPČR, and the second part of the meeting was followed by a discussion on specific topics for possible future cooperation.

You can find the press release from the meeting here: Český optický klastr a SP ČR chtějí větší podporu výzkumu (

Presentations of individual lecturers are also available for viewing:

Antonín Seidl, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Employment Section

Bohuslav Čížek, Confederation of Industry and Transport

Dagmar Kuchtová, Confederation of Industry and Transport

Petr Přikryl COC, Czech optical cluster

Jiri Herinek, National Cluster Association