FOCUS SHORT

Swedish incubator firm visits SAV

REPRESENTATIVES of a Swedish private incubator called Serendipity Innovations visited the Slovak Academy of Sciences in mid October, the TASR newswire reported. The main aim of their visit was to become acquainted with opportunities for cooperation in Slovakia.

REPRESENTATIVES of a Swedish private incubator called Serendipity Innovations visited the Slovak Academy of Sciences in mid October, the TASR newswire reported. The main aim of their visit was to become acquainted with opportunities for cooperation in Slovakia.

The co-owner and co-founder of the company, Saeid Esmaeilzadeh, plus project manager Amin Omrani, were accompanied by Slovak Ambassador to Sweden Peter Kmec and Martin Bruncko from the company Neulogy, which specialises in complex solutions and services for companies and R&D institutions.

Serendipity Innovations is a Swedish private business incubator and investment fund whose aim is to commercialise leading academic research. It was launched in 2004 and has so far managed to build up over 10 companies whose outputs are based on intensive research and development. This focus helps new companies to survive in their markets (with a success rate of over 80 percent) and generate an increase in profits described as ‘incomparably higher’. Serendipity currently owns shares in several companies specialising in the application of scientific knowledge and development of new materials and technologies.

One example is Diamorph, a company active in the development and production of advanced technical ceramics used in bearings that has already initiated activities in Považská Bystrica.


Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.

Illustrative stock photo

News digest: Pilot testing deemed successful

Coronavirus affects bus connections, gastronomy businesses send an open letter to the prime minister. Take a look at the latest in our news digest.

PM Igor Matovič presents the results of the pilot nationwide testing on October 26.

Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.