Innovative Prague III.
Prague is not only an amazing historical city with a wealth of monuments, excellent gastronomy, cordial residents, and a wide range of events. It is also a modern and innovative science hub. Prague excels in many fields, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, biomedicine, low-carbon technologies, data technologies and selected creative industries, providing ideal opportunities for holding conventions and conferences with the matching topics.
In our new summary, you will find the most important things that have happened in these fields in connection with the meetings industry. If you would like to browse through the previous two issues of Innovative Prague, you can find them here or here.
Czech Hotel Management Software in Investors' Searchlight
Mews, a technology company based in Prague, has received CZK 185 million from investors for its further development. Those, according to the iDNES.cz server, will be used by the company to accelerate innovation in hotel products or its global expansion. "Our mission is to transform the hospitality industry into a win-win form using cloud-based solutions," says Richard Valtr, Mews founder for iDNES.cz.
UN Compliments Smart Prague Index Annual Report
The report annually maps the developments of the Smart City indicators in Prague and projects in areas defined in the Smart Prague 2030 Concept. The report has recently been cited as an example of best practice in the United Nations Human Settlements Programme's Global Review of Smart City: Governance Practices.
At the end of last year, Prague also presented technologies for a smart city at the Smart City Expo fair in Barcelona. The visitors were particularly interested in the Golemio platform, which analyzes city data for further use. And what solutions should Prague focus on in the future? Especially on those based on the principles of circular economy. Specific recommendations made at the Circular Cities and Business conference can be read here.
Czech Scientists Develop Bomb Against Cancer
A project of the team of scientists from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences is to be launched by the American company Shine this year, The project concerns an active substance, which has been very difficult to obtain until recently. The industrial production of the pharmaceutical called Lutetium 177 will be facilitated by the separation method developed by Czech scientists. Lutetium 177 is intended for the treatment of cancer patients. The drug targets cancer cells, in which it breaks chemical bonds, and the cells subsequently die. It is a less invasive treatment administered intravenously, and it destroys far less healthy tissues than, for example, surgery. You can read more information in an interview with Miloslav Polášek, head of the research team, on the Czech Radio.
Caelestinus, the first Central European medical incubator, also contributes to the reputation of Czech medicine around the continent and world. Caelestinus, supported by the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM), will be based in Prague for nine months and will be tasked with helping innovative companies and individuals develop their ideas, acquire financial support, and connect them with experts in the area, investors or potential clients. You can read more about how Caelestinus works in an interview with one of its founders, Tomáš Studeník, for Chip.cz.
Prague Supports Digital Innovation
In January this year, the https://www.edihctu.eu/ opens in Prague at the Czech Technical University (CTU). It will provide support to businesses and public administration in the area of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The center will also offer other services and education related to this area.