South Bohemian Agency for Support to Innovation (JAIP)
JAIP is non-profit organization founded by the South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce in 2005. The goal is to support regional entrepreneurs and their environment.
In the last 15 years we have gained valuable experiences and deepened our knowledge in the field of sustainable development, energy efficiency, renewable energy, new forms of innovation and technology transfer, and in providing support for entrepreneurial environment.
In particular, we are proud to introduce modern approaches in the field of sustainable energy investments – we established the Energy Finance Competence Centre, a contact point for practitioners, energy project developers and potential investors searching for appropriate energy financing mechanisms. We are actively participating in the preparation of smart specialization strategy in the Czech Republic and encouraging new forms of social innovation. We introduced and co-organized the Regional Authority Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
As a result, from participation in national and international projects both foreign partners and South Bohemian subject’s profit, for example by providing new or improved processes of recognition and validation of competences; greater effectiveness of activities for the benefit of local communities; new approaches to better support competitiveness and employment in particular at regional and local level.
JAIP is responsible for the management of the 1st stage of the South Bohemian Science and Technology Park (JVTP) and business incubator. The Park offers a modern and professionally prepared infrastructure mostly connected to biotechnologies. We assist start-up companies in launching their opportunities, realize their innovation ideas and help them to insure financing for their activities (from private or public sources). We created the network of Business Angels, who are prepared to invest their finance and experiences to innovative ideas.
We run a Gate2biotech, a portal that unites biotechnological community in Central Europe. Gate2Biotech portal serves as a bridge connecting scientific and commercial sector.
- Business / start up services
- Facility management
- Commercialization, Technology Transfer and Cooperation with Businesses
- Connecting business players across the South Bohemian region
- Conference Centre
- Social Responsibility
- Sustainability and social and environmental challenges’ solutions
- Circular economy
- Smart Cities solution
- Energy efficiency, renewable energy
Ongoing EU Projects:
- CE RESPONSIBLE (Intereg CENTRAL EUROPE)
Project “ALTRUISTIC ENTREPRENEUR aims to improve skills and entrepreneurial competences for advancing economic and social innovation in Central Europe. It is primarily motivated by the lack of long-term support for social entrepreneurs.
- Road CSR (Interreg EUROPE)
The EC issued the Directive 2014/95/EU, where companies concerned are required to disclose in their management report, information on policies, risks and outcomes regarding environmental, social and employee aspects, respect for human rights, anticorruption and bribery issues, and diversity in their board of directors. In other words, to integrate in their business models Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles.
The project Road-CSR set sail and continues its activities for one more year since it has been approved under the 5th call of proposals for additional activities linked to COVID-19.