University Hospital Hradec Králové (FH HK) is a top health, research and eduacational facility belonging to the largest health care providers in the Czech Republic. In recent years, the hospital has gone through a stage of development of its capacities and now it represents a base providing superspecialized care in a number of cases in the catchment area of the whole Czech Republic, which follows from its position as the University Hospital in the system of the Czech health service.
In research, the FH HK aims, in selected prospective fields with a required human potential and corresponding infrastructure, to get the position of a research facility with top quality of research capable of participation in European research activities. In this field FH HK closely cooperates with the Faculty of Medicine Hradec Králové and other research institutions.
A goal of no less importance is to establish connections with manufacturing subject in order to increase the success of commercialization of the obtained results and to strengthen the cooperation in the research projects financed by the private sphere.
In accordance with the long-term strategy of research at FH HK, seven research trends/research teams have been established:
The key facility from the viewpoint of implementation of the results is the Centre of Transfer of Biomedical Technologies (CTBT). CTBT was established in 2012 at the FH HK as the joint facility for researchers from the University Hospital, University of Hradec Králové and the Faculty of Military Health Scienes of the University of Defence. The principal tasks of the Centre are the protection of intellectual property of all the institutions involved, implementation of the results of research and development in practice, and arrangement of contractual research. The facility guarantees the protection of new pieces of knowledge and solutions by obtaining the formal protection of the results of research and development in the form of patents, utility models or classified know-how. In this field it provides both administrative and legal support, and carries out patent searches. The principal aim is commercialization, i.e. valorisation of intellectual property, e.g. by selling a patent licence or establishment of a spin-off firm. Also in this direction CTBT provides researchers with both administrative and business and legal help, e.g. by searching for a suitable investor or directly a business partner interested in the licence for technology, negotiation of licence conditions, etc.
The Centre is the contact office for firms searching for a research partner and intending to carry out contract research. It helps researchers make up and negotiate suitable conditions of contract research with commercial partners. With regard to an extensive network of contacts, it can also arrange cooperation with firms which would be interested in participation in the given research topic.