Support for your business

Ostrava is a modern city that leads the transformation of the whole Moravian-Silesian Region.

Why Ostrava and Moravian-Silesian Region?

Moravian-Silesian Region is capitalising on its industrial history and is undergoing a transformation towards an economy built on technical knowledge. The capital of MSROstrava – is the industrial, administrative, commercial and educational heart of the 2nd largest urban agglomeration after Prague in the Czech Republic.

Those are key factors for your business:

  • strategic location near the Polish and Slovak borders, offering excellent transport infrastructure including an international airport.
  • 2nd largest agglomeration with more than 5 million people in 100 km radius.

  • Excellent credit rating. The City of Ostrava was awarded an Aa3 rating (stable) and Moravian-Silesian Region A1 rating (stable) by Moody’s in June 2023.
  • 5 universities (27 000 university students), 5+ foreign-language schools and foreigner-friendly schools – a well-educated, trained and highly flexible workforce.
  • An excellent business environment has attracted major foreign investors to Ostrava and the region:

  • A strong infrastructure for research, development and innovation – National Supercomputing Centre, 250+ companies with in-house R&D centres.
  • high quality of life with great opportunities for culture and sport.

Brochures & Factsheets
  •   Business in Ostrava by ABSL
  • Invest MORE – Introduction of investment environment by MSiD
  • BSS in Ostrava by MSiD

Moravian-Silesian Region has created an ecosystem of supporting agencies.

We Will Support You

  • If you seek comprehensive support of your startup, business or investment (including investment incentives), the national agency CzechInvest is right for you.
Regional Institutions
Research Centres

Ostrava is immensely striving to provide a base for new technologies and the development of modern technological procedures, supported by research and development. Thanks to 5 large traditional universities with 27,000 students, the region offers an educated workforce, in addition to excellent science and research facilities.

Ostrava – a mistress that takes care of your needs.

We Will Connect You
  • If you want to benefit from a fully equipped office, a business incubator, internet café and inspirational programme for professionals and the general public, head to Impact Hub Ostrava.
  • If you think of starting your own business or if you look for expansion or new partnerships, different communities as a part of Podnikavý region (“Enterprising Region”) will serve your needs.
  • If you are interested in the field of research, development, applications, education and popularization of innovative technologies, become a member of the shared development centre Idea Hub.
Offices & Coworking Spaces
  • Impact Hub Ostrava – The workspace that combines the benefits of a fully equipped office, internet café and a business incubator.
  • Refill & MAPPA – Refill office offering unused buildings and spaces for temporary use. The service is free of charge. Refill is now part of the City Spatial Planning and Architecture Studio.
  • Fajna Dílna – First public craft incubator in Ostrava, which offers its members great space and technical facilities for the implementation of craft ideas and large projects. 
  • Hnízdo Ostrava – coworking, studio, podcast.
  • Clubco Ostrava – coworking, offices, meeting room and event space.
  • LoveCoWork – Coworking centre in Opava. A place to meet inspiring people.
  • Co working v Těšíně – Coworking space in Český Těšín.
  • Business Gate Cowork – Coworking centre in Karviná.
  • Convention Ostrava – Will choose the perfect location for your conference, team building, festival, and more.
  • Land in Ostrava – The City of Ostrava is offering attractive development sites in the heart of the city.

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