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.
21. Feb 2011 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff