At the invitation of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, a delegation from the Czech Republic met with UAB administration and researchers to discuss possible collaborations in research and academic programming and the development of business ventures. The initial connection with the Czech group was made by Zdenek Hel, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB Department of Pathology.
The daylong visit opened with introductory presentations by university and government officials. The participants then broke into two groups and shared information about their efforts in biomedical research, cybersecurity and information technologies. The visit concluded with a tour of UAB’s high-tech business incubator, Innovation Depot.