Regional institutions

List of the most important regional business institutions

Moravian-Silesian Invest and Development

The Moravian-Silesian Invest and Development is a joint-stock company 100% owned by the Moravian-Silesian Region. It was established in 1993 as the Regional Development Agency (RDA) in order to support development throughout the Region. MSID's role is to implement the Region's development policies, including a wide range of projects and initiatives which benefit companies, institutions and individuals throughout the Region.

In 2018 the Regional Development Agency became the MSID. This name change reflected a shift in focus, as the MSID became one of the specialist agencies tasked with helping the Region to implement its development strategy 'Vision 2024: New Energy for the Moravian-Silesian Region'. MSID's core activities focus on supporting business, enterprise and employment in the Region.

MSID operates in three core priority areas. Priority 1 is support for investment in the Region. Priority 2 is support for business (including the planning and implementation of development projects). Priority 3 is marketing. All three core priority areas are closely integrated and coordinated to boost regional development across a broad spectrum of activities.



Moravian-Silesian Employment Pact (MSEP) 

MSEP's portfolio of activities includes providing services to schools, companies and individuals in the Region as well as offering strategic and conceptual input to the creation of new processes and change management in conjunction with public-sector institutions. MSEP also conducts labour market analyses, surveys and forecasts, supports the introduction of innovative new systems for the labour market, offers methodological support for vocational training, coordinates cooperation between schools and companies, helps organize career advisory services, and contributes to the development of strategic processes and networks of services for the labour market.

As part of its services to employers in the Region, MSEP helps to coordinate vocational placements (for current employees or school students) in order to meet companies' specific requirements. It mediates contacts between employers and schools in a range of subjects that are of key importance to industry. It provides methodological support and helps coordinate partnerships between industry and schools, implementing elements of the dual education system. Employers work closely with MSEP to define current needs in vocational training and education, ensuring that school students – future employees – are well-equipped for their future careers. Employers are involved at all stages of this process: helping to shape schools' strategic planning, contributing to the design of new school curricula and the modernization of existing teaching provision, devising effective practical training programmes (both at schools and on placements with the employer), and sitting on final examination committees. MSEP gives employers up-to-date information on the latest developments in the labour market, including analyses and forecasts of developments in individual industries, predicted numbers of students and graduates of individual study programmes, trends in vacancies and unemployment, and other relevant issues.


The Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Moravian-Silesian Region

The Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Moravian-Silesian Region serves for the support of business activities. Within its competences, it provides advisory and consulting services for issues related to business activities. It also organises educational activities, and information services for professional training and requalification. It extends and develops contacts with chambers and professional institutions abroad and concludes agreements with them, issues certificates based on legal relations in international commerce, and organises its own economic activities supporting the proper achievement of its tasks.


Specialist Service Recruitment Agency

The Czech Recruitment Agency Specialist Service, Ltd. belongs among the longest operating agencies in the Moravian-Silesian Region. It was founded already in 1993 as a division of the Union for the Development of Northern Moravia and Silesia.

Since its foundation it has been focusing on the recruitment of managers and specialists for companies in the Moravian-Silesian Region. It covers complex staff recruitment for new investors and other consultancy services in the field of human resources management (ranging from Competency models through Talent Management Programs to Outplacement). In terms of HR services it is fully active on the international scene.


Business and Innovation Centre – BIC Ostrava

Established in 1993, Business Innovation Centre's mission is to support, help and advice in various areas of activity in the market. It offers comprehensive services to new and growing businesses.

In addition to consulting and training, it provides services in its own research centre for industrial applications. Its aim is to create conditions for research and development activities, especially for small and medium-sized companies which are interested in innovating their products and technologies, but which do not have the necessary facilities and equipment. It focuses on the fields of hydraulics, pneumatics, tribotechnics and proactive diagnostics.

The Centre offers comprehensive service for technology transfer, innovation, investment projects, project management and R & D.


The Business and Innovation Centre - BIC Ostrava:

  • looks for, selects and supports innovative start up projects by beginning entrepreneurs;
  • creates an environment of mutual co-operation and synergy;
  • supports the entry of small and medium size enterprises into international markets;
  • creates conditions for higher employment in small and medium size enterprises (SME);
  • helps entrepreneurs in gaining support from subsidy programmes and structural funds;
  • and provides help when foreign or domestic investors’ technologies are transferred.


The Regional Advisory and Information Centre – RPIC-ViP


  • Business development and project management
  • Strategic planning
  • HR consulting and training

The RPIC-ViP is a member of the core team in the BusinessCon platform BusinessCon where the owners and managers of medium-sized companies meet regularly to learn and inspire from each other. They initiated set up of the Moravian-Silesian Employment Pact and the follow up national system of the Territorial Employment Pacts in all regions of the Czech Republic.

Throughout the company´s lifetime they have been developers of new ideas and their implementation through strategic partnership projects and programs. Their training programs received several awards, e.g. the European VITA Award for exceptionally innovative approach to development of soft skills, the 1st prize in a national competition for "European Business Award" and the status of good practice by the  European Commission.

Since 2008 they have spread their training programs in more than 15 countries and proven their relevance and transferability with more than 10,000 participants trained in their national languages. Their methodology of soft skills description was verified in 21 European countries during the research done within the Transferability of Skills across Economic Sectors: Role and Importance for Employment at European Level study. Their classification of soft skills has been fully integrated into the National Occupations System in the Czech Republic.


The Union for the Development of the Moravian-Silesian Region

The Union is an association that has been operating in the  Moravian-Silesian Region since 1990. It currently associates 117 members with cross-sectional branches. The mission of the association is to promote interest groups in accordance with the development strategy of the Moravian-Silesian Region in the areas of economic development, environment, infrastructure development, education and human resources. A member can become a legal or natural person who is interested in activating the satisfaction and mission of the association.