The limited liability company Charles University Innovations Prague s.r.o. (CUIP) is a 100 % subsidiary of the Charles University founded on 22 June 2018. The purpose of the company is to transfer knowledge and technologies generated at the Charles University to real life. The partner of CUIP is the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University (CKTT) and the two organizations closely cooperate in this area.
CUIP provides the following services
- consulting and managerial services for projects with a commercial potential and for founding of spin-off companies that use results of research and development generated at the Charles University
- intermediation of investors for university spin-off companies
- negotiating of licensing or other conditions in the given area
- financial support to spin-off companies
- support of sponsoring and fundraising activities at the Charles University
Who do we work with?
CUIP cooperates with partners in the commercial sector and with investors.
CUIP closely cooperates with the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University that provides legal and patent support to scientific research teams of the Charles University and identifies interesting topics within the university.
What kinds of services and support are provided by CUIP?
- support to commercialization
- founding of spin-off companies
- sale of industrial property
- assistance to investors looking for opportunities in specific projects
What is the purpose of CUIP?
The purpose of CUIP is to broaden the existing offer of services in the area of innovations and commercialization at the Charles University and to act as an intermediary between the academic community and external investors in order to found university spin-off companies.
prof. MUDr. Tomas Zima, DrSc., MBA
“It is a historical milestone that we are pushing the existing boundaries in the field of financing and practical use of science, research and innovation not only at Charles University but also in the Czech Republic. I believe that, thanks to CUIP, a number of unique scientific projects and discoveries are being put into practice more quickly. Charles University is ranked among the best universities in the world such as Oxford, Louvain and ETH Zurich. I firmly hope that our journey will also be an inspiration for other higher education institutions in our country. “