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 July 2021.
  • 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.
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.
  • If you want to learn how to do business, expand abroad or monetize your inventions, Innovation Support Centre is the right place for you.
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. 
  • KOVORK – A place for work and business meetings, seminars, workshops and IT hackathons. Kovork Café also offers lunches and desserts.
  • 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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