This text provides information about the history of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University (CPPT UK). CPPT UK has celebrated its 10th anniversary. In the past 10 years it has achieved a lot. The Centre has been awarded and participated in many successful projects, it has founded a Council for Commercialization, created the University Innovation Network, acquired support for the Proof of Concept stage, created a study program called Management of Science and Innovations, it has joined Junior University, organized the 1st year of an innovation fair at the Charles University and, last but not least, it has expanded its team to 13 regular employees and 40 scouts and coordinators who operate at faculties and other organizational units of the Charles University.
The Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University was established based on a project called the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University in 2005.
The project consisted of two stages:
Stage 1 - development of a network of scouts and preparation of a basic analysis for the purposes of establishment of the Centre
Stage 2 - development of an organizational chart and analysis of the CPPT organizational structure
Establishment of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University.
Educational project Innovative business activities of the Charles University (IPUK) structured into 4 modular courses:
A: From knowledge to use and profit
B1: Efficient knowledge management – technology reporters
B2: Efficient knowledge management - quality managers
C: Academic institutions as a source of innovation
The project Transnational Technology Transfer Manager Application of the European educational model at the Charles University and the project Knowledge and Technology Transfer.
Pre-seed I and Pre-seed II
The objective of the Pre-seed I project was to strengthen the Charles University structure, to provide professional services to RD workplaces of the University outside Prague, to enhance awareness and level of protection of intellectual property at university workplaces and to look for RD projects suitable for commercialization. The subsequent project Pre-seed II was supposed to increase intensity of protection of intellectual property and verification of commercialization potential of approved activities in the area of molecular biology and biotechnology.
Council for Commercialization
Is a rector´s counseling body in the area of commercialization of science and research results at the Charles University
2014-2016 17 members
2017-2019 15 members
is a project in support of the Proof of Concept stage. The provider of support is the Technological Agency of the Czech Republic. The project has been implemented in 2014 – 2019. The total amount of allocated support is 20.94 mil. CZK.
Management of Science and Innovations
The Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University was among the first to have the honor of reading lectures at the Junior University organized every year by the Centre for Lifelong Learning of the Charles University.
Catalogue of Services
The Catalogue of Services was developed in September 2016 in cooperation with partners from all parts of the university. The catalogue contains clear information about scientific teams at the Charles University and about services they may provide to your company, organization or authority. The Charles University is able to offer services of leading experts in many fields. Currently, a new version of the Catalogue is being prepared.
Via Carolina Fair
Via Carolina is a fair intended for presentation of innovations, contracted research, knowledge and technology transfer and lifelong learning. The Charles University uses an interactive form to offer results of research, as well as expert and technology capacities to external partners. The first year of Via Carolina took place in May 2017 and the second year has been planned for 2019.
In cooperation with the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the Charles University we have also prepared a Catalogue of Lifelong Learning for the Application Sphere. The Catalogue presents various courses across specializations and faculties at the university. The Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University was involved in the design and graphics of the Catalogue. The content of the Catalogue was provided by the Centre for Lifelong Learning. One of the offered courses is called Management of Science and Innovations.
The Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University is also participating in various projects.
Project Excellence in ReSTI
6 million CZK
9 partner countries from Southeastern Europe
Acquisition of funds for social and technological innovations from EU
Project University Innovation Network
40 million CZK for development of a network of scouts
Expansion of the team of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer – patent adviser, lawyer, business development manager
Graphic rendering of the growing number of employees of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer, technology scouts and coordinators for transfer of knowledge since 2007 until now.
Number of regular employees of the Centre in 2007 - 2017
Number of Centre´s technology scouts and coordinators at faculties and other parts of the Charles University in 2007 - 2017
Management of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer
10 years of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University
Vision of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University
Founding of subsidiaries
Support to spin off
Focus on students of the Charles University
Management of Science and Innovations II and other specialized education
More international cooperation