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Six top architectural studios to participate in the competition for the concert hall
23 10 2018

Six top architectural studios to participate in the competition for the concert hall

The participants of one of the most important architectural competitions in the city's history, the competition for the new Ostrava concert hall, are already known. It is going to have two rounds and should be completed next June.

The university facility for Ostrava worth a billion CZK
22 10 2018

The university facility for Ostrava worth a billion CZK

The University of Ostrava managed to obtain European funding for the construction of a new university facility at Černá louka in Ostrava. By the Ostravice River it will build a new university facility for sports and technology and the Art and Design Cluster.

Ostrava has the most modern CNG filling station in the Czech Republic
19 10 2018

Ostrava has the most modern CNG filling station in the Czech Republic

The largest and most modern filling station for CNG (compressed natural gas) in the Czech Republic was commissioned by the Ostrava Transport Company in Hranečník garages. This is another step towards the greening of public transport in the city.

New car parks to relieve the centre of Ostrava
18 10 2018

New car parks to relieve the centre of Ostrava

Hundreds of new parking spaces will be built near the City Centre. In the wider centre, there will be traffic changes and restrictions in the first quarter of next year, contributing to greater protection for residents.  The currently free parking spaces will be reserved for the "A" and "R" card holders.

Ostrava coordinated the largest exposition in the history of Expo Real
17 10 2018

Ostrava coordinated the largest exposition in the history of Expo Real

From 8 to 10 October, Munich hosted the 21st Annual Expo Real, the prestigious international trade fair for real estate and investment. This year's Czech presentation was the largest in the history of Expo Real. The entire Czech exposition was coordinated by Ostrava.

The University of Ostrava has opened a new Welcome Centre
8 10 2018

The University of Ostrava has opened a new Welcome Centre

By creating a new Welcome Centre right in the historical centre of Ostrava, the University of Ostrava creates an imaginary gateway to its world, helping to connect the university life with the life in the city.

National Agricultural Museum in Ostrava
5 10 2018

National Agricultural Museum in Ostrava

Lower Vítkovice has recently started renovating two halls which will be the new home of the Ostrava branch of the National Agricultural Museum.

Industrial zone “Nad Porubkou” is expanding
3 10 2018

Industrial zone “Nad Porubkou” is expanding

A part of the industrial zone "Nad Porubkou" which has long been unused is finally awaking. The Industrial Park welcomed its first tenants and investors. It also has a new name – NP AREA (formerly Soltex). Following the branch of the logistics company TNT Express Worldwide, High Lite Touring has built its office and storage facility. Talks with other tenants are ongoing.

Tens of millions to modernize the Ostrava City Hospital
1 10 2018

Tens of millions to modernize the Ostrava City Hospital

17 new projects are planned for the Ostrava City Hospital – documentation processing, investment realization, repairs and purchase of equipment with a total value of almost CZK 61.5 million.

World´s best junior figure-skaters compete in Ostrava
27 9 2018

World´s best junior figure-skaters compete in Ostrava

Taking place from Wednesday to Saturday, the prestigious ISU Junior Grand Prix will have a busy schedule full of national and international figure-skating champions. Spectators can look forward to a record 130 competitors from 37 countries from around the world.

Collaborative Robotics Centre opened
27 9 2018

Collaborative Robotics Centre opened

A new Collaborative Robotics Centre has been opened at the Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre (MSIC) in Ostrava, in cooperation with the Moravian-Silesian Automotive Cluster. The new centre will act as a magnet for know-how in this rapidly emerging field; it will enable all companies from the Region to test and pilot their collaborative robotics technologies prior to full implementation.

Who is to use IT4Innovations computational resources and for what?
25 9 2018

Who is to use IT4Innovations computational resources and for what?

46 successful projects submitted by eight institutions have been allocated over 55 million core-hours in the IT4 Innovations National Supercomputing Centre. The projects with the greatest amount of allocated computation time fall within the field of material science.

The Ostrava Teardrop: An attractive site in the heart of the city is being offered for sale
21 9 2018

The Ostrava Teardrop: An attractive site in the heart of the city is being offered for sale

The Karolina area – directly adjacent to Ostrava's historic city centre and now the location of a brand-new modern quarter – represents an outstanding opportunity for development. The City is offering for sale a premium site at Karolina; the land – which is in the shape of a teardrop – is on level ground and covers an area of almost 8 300 m2. By freeing up the land for development, the City of Ostrava is supporting a further expansion of the city centre to strengthen the links between the historic part of the centre and the modern Karolina quarter, with its residential complex, office facilities and retail/entertainment mall.

Ostrava will have new trams for 200 persons
21 9 2018

Ostrava will have new trams for 200 persons

The Board of Directors of the Ostrava Transport Company (DPO) and subsequently its Supervisory Board unanimously approved the purchase of 40 new trams for 200 persons for CZK 1.9 billion from Škoda Transportation. ForCity Smart, the latest generation of trams, will carry the first passengers in Ostrava in the autumn of 2020. Ostrava will be the first city in the Czech Republic and Central Europe to have these trams in operation.

Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava will offer an exceptional season
20 9 2018

Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava will offer an exceptional season

The 2018/2019 concert season of the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava is stellar, without any doubt. Elite musicians have accepted the invitation to perform with the Ostrava orchestra. First of all, we must mention the three winners of the most difficult and also the most prestigious music competition – the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. Visitors can look forward to excellent pianists – Boris Giltburg (2013 winner) and the biggest Czech star Lukáš Vondráček (2016 winner), and the Latvian violinist Baita Skride (2001 winner).

IT4Innovations is developing a unique tool for use in medicine
19 9 2018

IT4Innovations is developing a unique tool for use in medicine

Have you ever heard of the open-source software Blender, a comprehensive 3D visualization software? Experts from the IT4Innovation National Supercomputing Centre in Ostrava started to use Blender during collaboration with physicians from the University Hospital Ostrava. They are developing a unique tool to display and process medical data in the form of computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

NATO days to offer a varied programme
14 9 2018

NATO days to offer a varied programme

On 15 and 16 September 2018, Ostrava will host the 18th NATO Days, the largest security-focused event in Europe, and promises a busy programme filled with static demonstrations and a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of independent Czechoslovakia and its armed forces. At the same time, Leoš Janáček Airport in Mošnov will host the 9th annual Air Force Days of the Czech Army. The event is organized by Jagello 2000, and the city of Ostrava is one of its partners.

The first farmbot in Ostrava
13 9 2018

The first farmbot in Ostrava

Servistica, a newly-founded investor company for the development of modern high-tech technologies, is building a development laboratory for the emergence of farmbots at the Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre (MSIC) in Ostrava.

Flying machines development centre newly opened in Ostrava
7 9 2018

Flying machines development centre newly opened in Ostrava

Airmobis is an international engineering studio. It provides aerodynamic calculations to European and global aircraft manufacturers and also develops an unmanned airplane – the Condor. In the middle of this year, the start-up also established a subsidiary in the Moravian-Silesian Innovation Center Ostrava (MSIC).

The sporting event of the year: Ostrava set to host the Continental Cup 2018
5 9 2018

The sporting event of the year: Ostrava set to host the Continental Cup 2018

In Ostrava there will be athletic masters of all continents, come to cheer for the most prestigious team competition in athletics in the world.