Petr Očko

Petr Očko

Charmain of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

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Petr Očko is currently the Chairman of the Technology Agency (TA CR) of the Czech Republic. TA CR was founded in 2009 to support research, experimental development and innovation. The creation of TA CR is one of the cornerstones of the fundamental reforms in research and development (R&D) in the Czech Republic. TA CR also cooperates with various institutions of its kind in East Asia and it has successfully co-funded joint R&D projects between Czech companies/research institutes and their counterparts from Vietnam, China a Taiwan. The founding round with South Korea is currently in progress.

In 2006 Petr Očko was appointed the National Coordinator for Euro Introduction in which position he served until 2007. In the years 2007-2009 he worked as Business Development Manager at Telefonica O2 Czech Republic. Later became Chief Director at the EU Funds and Economic section of the Ministry of Transport. From 2010 to 2015 Mr. Očko was responsible for innovation policy, SME support and EU funds at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.