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Entrepreneurial and innovation Park
580 01 Havlíčkův Brod
Park location on the map: here
Director: Mgr. Oldřich Cempírek (email@example.com)
Deputy: Ing. Jan Bouma, CSc.
Operating data of the park
Membership in STPA: YES
State of the park: accredited
Partner in project SPINNET: NO
Launch day: 1.5. 1999
Founder(s): Potato Research Institute Ltd.
Owner(s): Potato Research Institute Ltd.
Operator(s): Potato Research Institute Ltd.
Type of entity: Limited company (Ltd.)
Criteria for acceptance of innovation firm: Preferred inovation programe
Description of the park
Implementation of new technologies and new activities under conditions of PRI Havlíčkův Brod with the background for research, technology transfer, innovative, advisory and educational activity. Incubator of entrepreneurial activities. PRI Havlíčkův Brod is the owner, founder and operator of STP and in 2023 will celebrate 100th anniversary of its foundation. At present, 5 innovative companies are registered. Incubator of small and medium enterprises is not allocated from the STP; entering the STP innovative companies have more suitable conditions (rent and other services). The usable area of STP is 4256 m2, for enterprises without the Park operator 3131 m2 are available. At present, revitalization of another building used in STP was finished, from the means of STP operator (PRI Havlíčkův Brod).
Description of technology transfer
As an example violet-coloured potato variety Valfi could be mentioned, which was bred by PRI and with its specific application in the practice it was documented and to a certain extent also popularized with aid of STPA in the competition Innovation of the year. Valy, Valmont, Valkýra, Val Blue, Val Red and Valda are further potato varieties recently bred in PRI. Further, we can mention “Utilization of Jerusalem artichoke in the agrarian sector”. From Jerusalem artichoke varieties introduced in the past, 4 varieties were bred via positive selection, for that PRI Havlíčkův Brod gained legal protection. There are varieties: Rút, Skarlet, Karin, Zlata differing in many characteristics and possibilities of application of tubers and also aboveground mass (food use, feeding, pharmaceutical industry, energetic purposes, set-aside land, decorative purposes and also use as a melliferous plant). Mentioned varieties were provided as seed material for interested people (farmers, hunting associations, hobby gardeners etc.). For many years, in the spring, Jerusalem artichoke tubers have been delivered as special feed for rhinoceros and other animals to Zoo Dvůr Králové. In 2014, a collection of Jerusalem artichoke varieties was presented during the exhibition Bread Basket. In the competition of exhibits the collection got awards “Golden Ear with a Flower” as one of the best exhibits fulfilling also ecological criteria. In the competition Innovation of the Year 2015 the collection was also successfully presented.
In 2016 early to medium-early, highly yielding potato variety Valkýra (cooking type BC) was bred, which is suitable for fresh consumption and production of chips, French fries and mashed potatoes. Tubers with their suitable dry matter content, low reducing sugar content and short-oval shape fulfil requirements of processing industry.
PRI bred a further specific potato variety with purple skin and flesh named Val Blue, which was registered in 2017. The variety has medium large, long-oval to fingerling tubers with shallow to medium-deep eyes. It is used for preparation of culinary specialities, especially salads, dumplings etc. In human nutrition Val Blue is a source of anthocyanins, characterized by antioxidant activity. The mentioned variety Val Blue was presented to agricultural and food public among others during the exhibition Bread Basket. In the competition of exhibits it got the award Golden Ear. In 2019, after implementation into practice and ensuring of variety rights, Val Blue had been signed up for the contest Innovation of the Year 2019 and was awarded honourable mention.
In 2022 two new potato varieties (Valda and Val Red) were registered. The variety Valda is early to medium-early variety for fresh consumption and chip and French fry production. The variety Val Red with red marbelous flesh is medium-early to medium-late variety for fresh consumption and special use for coloured products.
A specialized map of suitability of conditions for late blight occurrence and spreading based on continous critical values of index method was submitted for agricultural practice, which was created based on the project NAAR „Integrated late blight control under agroenvironmental conditions“. A benefit of the map is a positive impact on environment protection consisting in reduction of excessive fungicide applications. The map and a technologial procedure derived from the map won Golden Ear within the fair Bread Basket 2022.
In the category of food and processing industry a inulin-based mixture for preparation of pastry by PRI. was also awarded with Golden Ear in 2022. A meal made from yacon and Jerusalem artichoke was used. The meal is suitable for diabetics and celiatics.
Company Metropolitní s.r.o. created conditions for business development in information technologies in the area of Vysočina Region and it is a successful internet, television and phone provider and it offers other telecommunication services.
Firma Pross s.r.o. (advertising and printing activities) expanded during its stay in the STP, so after its acting in the incubator it split off and it operates in its own building.
Company Milichovský has also become independent after several years in STP and has moved to its own created buildings.
Further we can mention companies AIKA s.r.o., AICOM, s.r.o., INGENIERTEAM, s.r.o. etc.
Innovative entrepreneurship training
For needs of STP members contracts have been closed with VÚSH Brno and VÚTS Liberec regarding aid and education in the field of civil and mechanical engineering. The operator of the Park provides services to users of research results through practical information for enterprisers in the agriculture and related fields. 88 publications were issued, many publications are in the form of certified methodologies. For example the certified methodology issued by PRI in 2022 „Methodology of early blight control in potatoes“ that uses results of the research project BY NAAR „Alternative procedures of disease and pest management…“.
A list of services, which we provide for Park members, is available on the website, due to the project from the programme Prosperity conditions for STP operation were improved and it was also contributed to the maintenance of STP buildings. Saving of energy was among others reached during heating of a part of STP building and providing of higher comfort for companies in STP.
Within the Vysočina Region STP Havlíčkův Brod acted between 1999 and 2013 as the only one STP. In the area of our place of operation, in the town Havlíčkův Brod and its surroundings we are in the consciousness of the public as a suitable partner in the initial enterprising period for our suitable location, providing of complex services, good parking conditions etc. STP cooperates with local Chamber of Commerce, Agrarian Chamber and the Town H. Brod. In the Vysočina region we transfer 7-8 times a year with the support of Regional Authority Vysočina many innovative results with actual meteorological data and recommendation of further operative solution during growing period in the field of potato pest, disease and weed management. This innovative information has been delivered to members of advisory association of agricultural enterprises (Potato Ring), leading agricultural and processing companies for many years.
Cooperation with universities
With universities innovation solution in the field of potato growing and agricultural research has been developed with Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Mendel University in Brno, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague. In addition, with several units of the Czech Academy of Sciences (examiners reviews for projects, Mgr and Bc theses, fellowships and consultations of students in PRI, special library of PRI etc.). Potato gene bank located in PRI is highly used by universities and Academy of Sciences, involving 1405 varieties, 539 hybrids, 352 wild potato species, 128 interspecific hybrids and 270 dihaploids.
Services provided to innovation companiesby STPexternalConsultancybusiness planstechnological advisorypatent advisorycertification advisoryfinancing advisoryaccountinglegal advisorymarketing advisoryeducation (courses for enterpreneurs)by STPexternalTechnical servicessecretarial servicestelephone exchangetelephone, faxcopytext processingreceptionbuffet, cantineconference spacecomputer for technical usageworkshopslaboratoriesaccess to data banksexhibition spaceby STPexternalFinancingequitycreditssubsidiesother forms
Service expensesSTP service costsonly according to actual costsonly fixed payment tarifffixed payment and additional charge for usein lumps: rent, security, cleaning, phone, postOher costs (p.a.)acc. to usagefixed CZK/m2heating1140electricity280others170total1590Rent (p.a.)CZK/m2office space800production space600others350
Statistical datainnovationotherinstitutionsTOTALCompanies530439Employees235375151Rented area m2591124723684206STPLand area18493 m2Built up park area4505 m2Utility area4256 m2– Rented area4206 m2= Remains for rent50 m2
designs, realization and service of electrical devices and control systems, revision of electrodevices
0202 – Power engineering, power electronics (other)
31 – Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus n.e.c.
Medipo Agras H.B. spol. s r.o. Havlíčkův Brod
Machinery technologies in the field of potato production and processing mechanization, potato seed
Ing. Vlastimil Rasocha
0101 – Agricultural biology
9002 – Technical Equipments
01 – Agriculture, hunting and related service activities
73 – Research and development
providing of Triple-Play, internet, television, phone in the Vysočina region, Metropolitan optical network
Dobrovského 2366, 580 01 Havlíčkův Brod
0300 – Production and process engineering
0400 – Information and communications technology
29 – Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
31 – Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus n.e.c.
45 – Construction
64 – Post and telecommunications
72 – Computer and related activities
new methods in the aquarium fish breeding
Fax: +420569 425 716
0101 – Agricultural biology
05 – Fishing, operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms, service activities incidental to fishing
Development of software for polygraphy
Ing. Štohansl Luboš
0407 – Information and communications technology (other)
22 – Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media
Subject:Bock Bio Science, GmbH BremenCountry:GermanyType of cooperation:common project
Description: In commercial field long-term cooperation in propagation of in vitro ornamental plants. More than 10 plant species are propagated for foreign customers.
In research field a project was realized in the programme EUREKA LTE 218006 Biotechnological production of plant resources of healthy benefitial substances for human digestive tract (gut brain). which was finished in 2021.
In addition, the project MEYS Eurostars 7D19008 Autonomous plant tissue culture (PTC) iwas finished at the end of 2022. The project AUTOPTC developed a functional prototype of the new autonomous system for in vitro sterile production of various plant species, which combines AI software-based robotics and laser cutting. The developed system will be verified and validated in two relevant real-world scenarios, soft fruits and mass potato propagation. In 2023 activities for commercialization of the whole system will be done.Contact web:Contact e-mail: