Managing Board

Otomar Sláma

He graduated in public policy in research, development and innovation, as well as international relations and European studies, and holds an MBA with a specialization in business.

As the second Czech, it received the prestigious RTTP (Registered Technology Transfer Professional) certification from the world alliance ATTP.

He has been lecturing on the beginnings of business, the creation of business plans and the establishment of spin-off companies in the Czech Republic and abroad for several years.

He also gained experience in the private sector, where he founded and ran business companies.

Otomar Sláma, MBA, MPA
chairman of the board
Karolína Tučková
personal assistant to the chairman of the board

He is a graduated biochemist with a PhD in molecular biology. For more than ten years, he worked in various management positions for the global American company Bio-Rad Laboratories in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. He is an author of several motivational and scientific books in the field of biomedicine as well as on management of companies.

He has combined his knowledge and experience from both fields to manage biotech spin-off companies GeneSpector and GeneSpector Innovations, which have become successful on a global level and exceeded $20 million in sales within the first 18 months of operation. His successful career has also led him to join the board of Charles University Innovations Prague, a technology-transfer company.

He is a frequent invited speaker at conferences and podcasts and had 200 media appearances in the Czech Republic in 2021 alone.

Michal Pohludka, Ph.D., MBA, LL.M.
vice-chairman of the board
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He studied general medicine at Charles University and also obtained a doctorate in human physiology and pathophysiology there. He is currently a lecturer in medicinal chemistry and biochemistry.

He has been involved in science transfer and research for a long time. He first worked as a
Technology Scout of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of Charles University and mediated contact with scientists from the 3rd Medical Faculty.

Since 2014, he has been a member of the Rector’s Collegium of Charles University, now as a member of the Rector’s Collegium for Strategy, Analysis and Transfer.

He is a member of the CUIP Board of Directors and facilitates close contact with the University.

Josef Fontana, Ph.D.
member of the board


Czech Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney, his technical specialization focuses primarily on mechanics, physics and computer technology.

His academic and scientific work is focused mainly on foreign legal systems, particularly the Anglo-American and Israeli law.

He works as a Lecturer and Intellectual Property Consultant at CUIP and UK while also teaching at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and SKODA AUTO University.

Matěj Machů, Ph.D.
chief technology officer and patent attorney for CUIP a.s.

Graduated in Economic and Culture Studies from Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. During her studies she spent a year in Iceland where among other she was a member of Event Committee tasked with organising student events.

She gained her work experience while studying primarily in the private sector, where she was part of the economic and operational teams and also participated in the running of the HR department.

At CUIP, she is responsible for coordinating company-wide matters in operational, financial and personnel matters. She ensures smooth cooperation and communication between individual teams.

Olena Povkhanych
chief operations officer

Graduated in a field of International relations and diplomacy. She has been working as a public relation consultant for many years.

She gained a broad spectrum of experiences when managed her own PR team at The Czech Academy of Sciences and CIIRC CTU. She collaborates with Charles University on a long-term basis and specializes also on a nonprofit sector.

In CUIP, she focuses on development activities and coordinates the PR department.

Lucie Budinová
chief development officer & PR consultant

Analytics Team

Cuip Antonín Králík

Graduated in medicinal chemistry from UCT Prague. He obtained a doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of Regensburg. Afterwards, he worked as a researcher at the Czech Academy of Sciences. He has almost ten years of experience in basic and applied research.

Member of the business-analytical team of CUIP. He uses his expertise to look for suitable commercial partners for the application of technologies developed at Charles University.

He also works as a Trainee Patent Attorney and deals with matters of industrial property protection in the field of life-sciences, especially chemistry, biochemistry, and biology.

Antonín Králík, Dr. rer. nat.
senior analyst and patent specialist

Katerina graduated in Biochemistry at the University of Chemical Technology in Prague and received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Basel in Switzerland. She worked in an academic environment for more than ten years and extended her expertise in RNA modification and regulation.

In 2019, she joined IOCB Tech to enter the technology transfer field, mainly specializing in project management and business development of several commercially attractive IOCB discoveries in medicinal chemistry. Her mission is to translate science into a patient benefit by helping to connect academic, investor, and pharma environments.

She is a member of the business analysis team at CUIP. She is responsible for managing the analysis and business development of discoveries developed at Charles University. Her areas of interest are life-sciences and healthcare.

Kateřina Šolcová, Ph.D.
business development analyst

Graduated in computer science and electronic engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and obtained a master in cognitive informatics from the University of Economics in Prague.

Worked in research institutions (CERN, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Economics Prague) and he has extensive experience in software development and IT consultancy in various fields.

Member of the business analytical team at CUIP. He is responsible for finding suitable commercial partners for applications of research developed at Charles University, especially for the faculty of Mathematics and Physics.

Simone Serra

Legal team

Sole practitioner advocate based in Prague with more than ten years of experience in the field.

His focus is mainly on corporate law, M&A, business litigation, and real estate.

Alongside his legal work, he deals with developing a new form of housing, and with a development management.

As a CUIP attorney at law, he is responsible for all its legal matters, especially for the complex preparations of all transaction documentations with our partners. Thanks to his interdisciplinary experiences he is always able to find the most effective solution.

Vojtěch Peštuka
attorney at law for Charles University Innovations Prague a.s.

Vladimíra is a student at the Faculty of Law of Charles University. During her studies, she gained experience in a law firm, the Ministry of Defence, and internships in court. She now supports the CUIP legal team and is choosing her future specialization.

Vladimíra Kurucová
legal junior

PR team

Aneta Zelenková

Aneta studies Communication Studies at Charles University. Thanks to her versatility and determination, she holds the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Bronze Award.

At CUIP she manages the web presentation, social media and prepares media materials for the team.

Aneta Zelenková
PR junior
Jan Matějíček

Jan has 9 years of experience in the field of online marketing, including big publishing houses. CUIP has been using this rich knowledge in the production of photo and video content for several years now. He is always trying to approach his work in a creative and fresh way.

Jan Matějíček
audiovisual production



Karolína studied economic Lyceum during which she spent a year abroad in the United States of America. Following her University accomplishments, she graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

At CUIP she is the assistant to the chairman of board and is responsible for administrative matters. Karolína works as office and project manager in our spin-off company Genespector Innovations as well.

Karolína Tučková
personal assistant to the chairman of the board

After completing his economics and agri-business studies, he completed an international internship as part of a sustainable agriculture program in Denmark and subsequently in Ireland, where he gradually reoriented himself into the field of services and customer service in accommodation.

At CUIP he is responsible for the office agenda and works closely with the operations chief officer.

Jiří Heblák
front office assistant


Milan Jakubek, Ph.D.
Alexandr Krajhanzl
Jaroslav Krupica
Prof. Pavel Martásek
Václav Novotný, MBA

Supervisory Board

Prof. Evžen Amler
Prof. JUDr. Radim Boháč, Ph.D.
Pavel Doleček, Ph.D.
JUDr. Alexander Károlyi
Martin Maňásek
Martin Nečaský, Ph.D.
Prof. František Zahálka, Ph.D.