Why Ostrava for investors

Ostrava is a modern city with great backround and conditions for your business.

City of Industry, Business and Innovation

The capital of Moravian-Silesian Region – Ostrava is the industrial, administrative, commercial and educational heart of the 2nd largest urban agglomeration after Prague in the Czech Republic. Key factors for your business:

  • strategic location near the Polish and Slovak borders, offering excellent transport infrastructure including an international airport
  • 3 universities, foreign-language schools and foreigner-friendly schools – a well-educated, trained and highly flexible workforce
  • Excellent credit rating. The City of Ostrava was awarded an Aa3 rating (stable) by Moody’s in July 2020.
  • An excellent business environment has attracted major foreign investors to Ostrava and its region (such as … ABB, Tieto, Verizon, Persche DOPLNIŤ)
  • A strong infrastructure for research, development and innovation
  • high quality of life with great opportunities for culture and sport

Support For Your Startups
  • Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre (MSIC) – Supports the creation of an innovative ecosystem that accelerates these trends and makes it easier for companies to achieve rapid growth through the introduction of innovative processes. One of the core activities of MSIC is providing personalized services for owners of small and medium-sized businesses that use coaching methods and are built on a network of certified experts from among entrepreneurs, managers, investors and researchers. MSIC is the “administrator” of this network, it establishes new links, adds appropriate elements and monitors compliance with the rules of the whole system.
  • Innovation Support Centre (VSB-TUO) – Supports technology transfer, business and startups (via Business Incubator) for students, companies and the public. Part of the centre is also co-working space KOVORK.
  • Impact Hub Ostrava – Impact Hub is an inspiring workspace that combines the benefits of a fully equipped office, internet café and a business incubator. It is used by independent professionals, representatives of the corporate or non-profit sector and the general public who want to regularly acquire new contacts, impulses and opportunities.
  • Fajna Dílna – Fajna Dílna is the first public craft incubator in Ostrava, which offers its members great space and technical facilities for the implementation of craft ideas and large projects. 

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Investors
  • Land in Ostrava – Numerous high-quality residential, office and leisure developments have been built in Ostrava during recent years. The City is keen to support similar developments now and in the future, so it is offering a range of attractive sites for development / for sale in its centre. Ostrava is offering attractive development sites in the heart of the city – residential projects, P+R and industrial zones offers.
  • Industrial zones and logistics parks – Ostrava and region are offering various Industrial zones for the development of light industry and logistics. Ostrava is an important transportation hub and thus, there are many Logistics parks (such as Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park).
  • Brownfields – Ostrava offers several opportunities for investors at brownfield sites. These former industrial sites – which are no longer used and are now ideal for redevelopment – make up around 8.9 % of the city’s total area (19.04 km2). 
  • Invest MORE – Investment opportunities and incentives among Moravian-Silesian Region interactively by Moravian-Silesian Investment and Development. You can also check their Factsheet about investments in the Moravian-Silesian Region.
  • For more incentives and support please contact Czech Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest.

R&D

Ostrava is mightily 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.

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