Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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.


Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).