The smart accelerator project

The smart accelerator project

The goal of the Smart Accelerator project for the Zlín Region is to support innovation in companies, the emergence of new innovating companies, and to initiate collaboration between the research, business and public sectors This project systematically builds up on the existing collaboration of the region with universities, scientific research organisations, and innovating companies in the field of fulfilling the Regional Innovation Strategy and the strategy of intelligent specialization for the Zlín Region. The realisation of this project will lead to the support of the development in key fields, which are perceived by the representatives of the region as significant and with good prospects for the further development of the region’s economy.

The bearer of the Smart Accelerator for the Zlín Region is the Zlín Region.

The executive entity is Technologické inovační centrum s.r.o. (the Technology Innovation Centre)

The project is aimed at:

  • support for innovation in companies
  • expanding the collaboration of the academic and business sectors
  • transfer of new knowledge into practice
  • popularising education in technical and natural sciences in elementary and secondary schools in the region
  • promoting entrepreneurship among the graduates of secondary schools and universities.

A part of the project also consists of establishing collaboration between the innovation centres in the Czech Republic, and especially in developed countries, with the effort of utilising its findings for the innovation environment of the Zlín Region, its development and stabilisation. In order to achieve these goals as part of the project, marketing and analytical tools will be used, education courses will be initialised, and foreign cooperation with partners operating in the innovation field will be established and strengthened.

The project is being financed from the European structural and investment funds through the Operational research, development and education programme for the period from 2014 to 2020, as well as from the financial resources of the Zlín Region.


Andrea Trávníčková
RIS3 coordinator
phone: +420 577 043 415

Mgr. Daniela Sobieská
RIS3 manager
phone: + 420 739 015 069