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New era of urbanism in Ostrava
14 6 2018

New era of urbanism in Ostrava

The Institute for Politics and Society, in cooperation with the City of Ostrava, organizes a public debate whose topic is "New Era of Urban Planning in Ostrava". It takes place today at 4:30 p.m. in Brickhouse in Lower Vítkovice Area /Dolní oblast Vítkovice/.

Current situation on the labour market
11 6 2018

Current situation on the labour market

At the end of May, there were 14,097 people in the Ostrava contact point register. There were 1,515 job seekers in May. The share of unemployed persons reached 6% in Ostrava. The Moravian-Silesian Region has ranked first in terms of the share of unemployed persons compared to other regions of the Czech Republic.

Slaughterhouse to be transformed into a cultural centre
7 6 2018

Slaughterhouse to be transformed into a cultural centre

An International Cultural Centre is to be built in the buildings annexed to the City slaughterhouse. After the renovation, the centre will offer artists and the public with spaces for dance, lectures, concerts, theatre, fine arts, as well as accommodation for guest artists.

Visit from Hubei University of Technology, a Chinese partner
4 6 2018

Visit from Hubei University of Technology, a Chinese partner

The main objective of this visit was to meet with representatives of the leadership of VŠB-TUO and the Faculty of Economics, which has been its partner for 10 years.

The first hackathon of the Moravian-Silesian Region showed clever solutions in transport
4 6 2018

The first hackathon of the Moravian-Silesian Region showed clever solutions in transport

Using a taxi in the region together with public buses, shared lines, traffic optimization or passenger moods or improved night-time connections.

Technical University will cooperate with Chile in the program Open Innovation EXPANDE
1 6 2018

Technical University will cooperate with Chile in the program Open Innovation EXPANDE

On 31 May 2018, two representatives of the Chilean organisation Fundación Chile and the program Open Innovation EXPANDE, Mr Enrique Molina (Director) and Agustín Sepúlveda (Technology Director), visited VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. They were accompanied by Ms Eva Bartoňová – project manager for research and development of Czechinvest.

Angel Academy in Ostrava for the first time!
31 5 2018

Angel Academy in Ostrava for the first time!

On June 7, you'll have a unique opportunity to meet with venture capitalists and angel investors. MSIC and the Keiretsu Forum are organising a meeting on venture capital investing. If you lack the funds to start your business or just need advice on how to make a project attractive to investors, do not hesitate and come!

Investors most frequently seek properties in industrial zones
31 5 2018

Investors most frequently seek properties in industrial zones

This trend is apparent especially in the Ústí, Karlovy Vary and Moravia-Silesia regions

City is selling prime land in central Ostrava
28 5 2018

City is selling prime land in central Ostrava

The City of Ostrava is seeking a buyer for a plot of land with a total area of 1400 m² in the historic heart of the city. The City Assembly approved the sale of the land at its session on 23 May. The site – opposite the Puppet Theatre – is currently used for car parking.

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25 5 2018

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Bikesharing in Ostrava
3 5 2018

Bikesharing in Ostrava

The City of Ostrava is encouraging citizens to become personally involved in helping to improve the environment, raising awareness of how each of us can play our own individual role. One of the ways in which Ostrava’s citizens can actively contribute to a reduction in emissions – while also benefiting their own health and fitness – is by cycling rather than using motor vehicles. To ensure that everybody has access to bicycles, the City has joined forces with the Rekola company to launch a bikesharing project. As part of the project, 180 bikes are available to borrow from (and return to) 39 bike stations located at various points in the central part of Ostrava.

Ostrava wins top rating
27 4 2018

Ostrava wins top rating

In April 2018, international rating agency Moody’s raised Ostrava’s rating from A1 stable to A1 positive. Ostrava now has the highest rating that a Czech city can achieve: the Czech Republic’s rating is A1 positive, and no city can have a higher rating than the country itself. Ostrava is the only Czech city whose rating has risen steadily year after year, and it is one of just five cities in the Czech Republic to have been granted the A1 positive rating.

Ostrava is the best Czech city for business
20 4 2018

Ostrava is the best Czech city for business

This spring has brought several prestigious awards to Ostrava, recognizing the city’s increasingly strong profile as an investment destination. The most recent was Ostrava’s ranking in a survey to find the most business-friendly town or city in the Czech Republic; Ostrava finished in first place in the overall rankings. 

Ostrava to host travel blog conference
11 4 2018

Ostrava to host travel blog conference

The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) is the world’s largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals. This year TBEX is heading to Central Europe for the first time: the venue for TBEX Europe 2018 is Ostrava, whose Lower Vítkovice complex will host the event from 26–28 July.

50 IT specialists to be recruited by Brose CZ
11 4 2018

50 IT specialists to be recruited by Brose CZ

Brose CZ has opened an IT services centre at the Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre (MSIC) in Ostrava. The MSIC was established jointly by the City of Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region as the successor to the former Ostrava Science and Technology Park.

Biologists from the Ostrava University have scored!
9 4 2018

Biologists from the Ostrava University have scored!

Scientists from the Ostrava University were very surprised, when researching biodiversity. They found a virus among their samples which nobody had seen before. Biologists from the laboratory, which is involved, among other, in the treatment of Leishmaniasis, have given it a symbolic name: OstraVirus. The city of the discovery becomes now famous around the world. However, the only common feature of Ostrava and the virus is the name and the fact that it has been found by the researchers from the Ostrava University

Ostrava again set to present new investment plans at MIPIM
6 3 2018

Ostrava again set to present new investment plans at MIPIM

A delegation from Ostrava will soon be in Cannes to showcase the city as an attractive investment destination. The city is participating for the 21st time at MIPIM – one of the world’s leading investment events. This year’s MIPIM will take place from 13–16 March. Ostrava will feature as part of the joint “Czech Cities” presentation, alongside Prague and Brno; similar joint exhibitions last year in Cannes and Munich proved highly successful.

Foreign investments in Ostrava are prospering
6 3 2018

Foreign investments in Ostrava are prospering

The prestigious fDi Magazine (published by fDi Intelligence, a division of The Financial Times Group) regularly evaluates the investment environment in cities and regions throughout the world. In the “fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/2019” rankings, Ostrava was ranked 6th in the category “Top10 fDi strategies”. The gala award ceremony will be held as part of the MIPIM 2018 investment event.

New logistics centre planned in Mošnov
23 10 2017

New logistics centre planned in Mošnov

Plans to build a large multimodal logistics centre at the Ostrava-Mošnov Strategic Industrial Zone are near to becoming a reality. Construction work is set to be contracted to Consens Investments, representing the interests of DB Schenker – a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s largest logistics companies. On 18 October Ostrava’s City Assembly approved plans to sell the land to the developer.

Ostrava continues to reduce its debt levels
13 9 2017

Ostrava continues to reduce its debt levels

In the past three years the City of Ostrava has not taken out any new loans, and it continues to make its scheduled repayments and reduce its overall debt levels. Every year the City audits its expenditure and builds up financial reserves for future investments. Ostrava's prudent financial management has been rewarded by an A1 stable rating from Moody's – the highest rating awarded to any Czech city.