Managing Board

Otomar Sláma

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

He became the first Czech member of the Professional Development Committee (PDC) of the European Association of Knowledge and Technology Transfer Professionals ASTP.

He is the second Czech to receive the prestigious RTTP (Registered Technology Transfer Professional) certification from the global ATTP alliance.

He also gained experience in the private sector establishing business companies.

Otomar Sláma, MBA, MPA
Chairman of the Board

Michal is a biochemist with a PhD in molecular biology. For more than ten years, he worked in various management positions at Bio-Rad Laboratories, a global American company in the Central and Eastern European region. He has written several books on his experiences in both biomedical and corporate management.

He has combined his knowledge and expertise in both fields to manage biotech spin-off companies GeneSpector and GeneSpector Innovations which have become a global success and exceeded a combined revenue of $20 million within their first 18 months of existence.

His accomplishments resulted in him joining the board of Charles University Innovations Prague, a technology transfer company.

He is a frequently featured speaker at conferences and podcasts.

Michal Pohludka, Ph.D., MBA, LL.M.
Vice Chairman of the Board
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Having studied general medicine, Josef Fontana obtained his PhD in human physiology and pathophysiology at Charles University, where he is currently a lecturer in medicinal chemistry and biochemistry.

He first worked as a
Technology Scout of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of Charles University, mediating contact with scientists from the 3rd Faculty of Medicine.

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

He is a member of the CUIP’s board 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 Charles University while also teaching at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and ŠKODA AUTO University.

Matěj Machů, Ph.D.
Chief technology Officer and Patent Attorney for CUIP a.s.

Olena graduated in Economic and Culture Studies from Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and spent spent a year abroad in Iceland where she became a member of a committee organising student events.

During her studies, she gained her work experience primarily in the private sector, where she was part of economic and operational teams and also took part in running the HR department.

At CUIP, she is responsible for the coordination of company-wide operational, financial and HR matters. She also manages cooperation between the individual teams.

Olena Povkhanych
Chief Operations Officer

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

She gained a wide range of experience while leading her own PR team at The Czech Academy of Sciences and CIIRC CTU. She has been successfully cooperating with Charles University and is mostly active in the nonprofit sector.

She is the Chief Development Officer and coordinator of the PR department at CUIP.

Lucie Budinová
Chief Development Officer & PR consultant

Analytics Team

Cuip Antonín Králík

Having graduated in medicinal chemistry from UCT Prague, Antonín obtained his PhD 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.

He is a member of the CUIP Analytics team where his role is 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 industrial property protection issues 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 PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Basel in Switzerland. She worked in an academia for more than ten years and broadened 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 CUIP Analytics team where she is responsible for managing the analysis and business development of discoveries developed at Charles University. Her areas of interest include life-sciences and healthcare.

Kateřina Šolcová, Ph.D.
Business Development Analyst

Simone graduated in computer science and electronic engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and obtained his Master’s in cognitive informatics from the University of Economics in Prague.

He worked in research institutions such as CERN, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh or the University of Economics Prague and has extensive experience in software development and IT consulting in various fields.

As a member of the CUIP business Analytics team, Simone is responsible for finding suitable commercial partners for application of research developed at Charles University, especially at the faculty of Mathematics and Physics.

Simone Serra

Legal team

He is an independent attorney based in Prague who has been practicing law for over ten years.

In his practise, he focuses mainly on corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, business litigation, and real estate law.

Alongside his legal practise, he deals with development management including new forms of housing.

As an attorney for CUIP, he is in charge of all legal matters, in particular the complex preparation of all contractual documentation. Thanks to his interdisciplinary experience he is always able to find the most effective solution.

Vojtěch Peštuka
Attorney for CUIP 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 is now providing support to the CUIP legal team while choosing her future law specialization.

Vladimíra Kurucová
Legal Junior

PR team

Aneta Zelenková

Aneta is currently getting a bachelor degree in Communication Studies at Charles University. Because of her versatility and determination, she is the recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Bronze Award.

At CUIP she manages the website, 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 media houses. He has been working externally with CUIP for several years creating mainly photo and video content.

Jan Matějíček
audiovisual production



After finishing 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 changed his focus to customer service in accommodation.

At CUIP he is responsible for the office agenda and works closely with the Chief Operations Officer.

Jiří Heblák
front office assistant


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

Supervisory Board

Prof. JUDr. Radim Boháč, Ph.D.
JUDr. Alexander Károlyi
Martin Maňásek
Martin Nečaský, Ph.D.
Prof. František Zahálka, Ph.D.