Cooperation between research organizations and enterprises in the Czech Republic is relatively well developed. Industrial companies work closely with the research community on hundreds of research and development projects. In contrast to scientific and technical environment, is a football match opportunities for informal meeting between representatives of the two different worlds and establish new personal contacts. Football connects the entire planet, why not help the development of cooperation between researchers and entrepreneurs?
Association of Research Organizations (AVO) organized the second annual football tournament where competed representatives of research organizations and business companies. Even this year VZLU could not miss this opportunity. This year the tournament was held under the auspices of the Deputy Prime Minister for Science, Research and Innovation Pavel Bělobrádek who tossed eight teams into groups (see video), and said: "Football is my hearts matter. I am glad that such informal events are held. Moreover, the improvement of communication between research and business is one of our main goals, "as quoted from the web pages of www.avo.cz
The tournament was held on Saturday 6th September in Prague - Hanspaulka. VZLU won the first place and also took the category of best goalie and best scorer of the tournament.
Other members of the tournament were: TAČR, AVO, OK System, eNovation, Comtes FHT, Wood & Company, RTI-UWB