"UNICO is about to give the cooperation between top research and business in the Czech Republic a whole new meaning. Thanks to asking companies about their needs directly." (Forbes, March 2022)
UNICO’s interdisciplinary research network, in-depth knowledge of the patent landscape, and its own powerful AI platform make it a front-runner in delivering technological innovations based on ground-breaking science.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
UNICO was founded in 2017 by four partners: Vojtěch Kadlec, Vojtěch Nosek, Pavel Kordík, and Stanislav Kuznetsov, later joined by Jiří Navrátil as Partner. Having met at the Czech Technical University in Prague, they soon recognized that the collaboration of business and research can bring tremendous value to both sectors. Witnessing how many remarkable discoveries with the potential to solve the world’s most pressing problems remained locked behind academic doors, UNICO's founders decided to create a one-stop-shop for technological innovations.
Having walked the path from idea to innovation over a hundred times, we know how to guide you through the technology development process from A to Z. To develop cutting-edge innovations, we harness the power of top research. We roll up our sleeves to manage complex innovation projects, engaging our robust network across various research fields and businesses.
Throughout the innovation process – from scouting the most suitable tech solutions, through conducting a risk analysis to developing a functional prototype - we harness the power of dynamic data from global databases and our own Experts.ai platform.
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Innovate with UNICO
We are a one-stop-shop for technological innovations. Let us guide you through the process of turning an innovative idea into reality.
For every innovation we scout the best technological solutions and scientific experts.
Experts.ai is our very own AI-powered platform that crunches vast amounts of scientific data to link companies and investors with top science. Universities looking for comercialization and cooperation opportunities, simply add the Experts.ai widget to their website and present their scientists, research outcomes, and lab equipment in a stratightfoward way.
UNICO found a top academic partner – professor Adam Herout’s research team at the Brno University of Technology. This enabled us to integrate virtual reality support and introduce a 3D terrain feature into our cycling app. I feel very grateful for our cooperation with UNICO as they provided an excellent service. Our current global growth was only possible with these new tech features which we developed with UNICO’s help.
We used UNICO's services to monitor trends of ZLD (zero liquid discharge) technologies. In a short period of time, we received a comprehensive report that both confirmed our findings and identified new possibilities of our research and development.
Managing director at MemBrain
UNICO found top experts at the Czech Technical University in Prague and helped us set up and manage our cooperation – making sure it delivers useful results for our business. Our university colleagues have brought a fresh perspective and great ideas into the development of our software that digitalizes the market of used cars. We are excited about their expertise and how they move our project forward
Co-founder & CEO
When we approached UNICO for cooperation, we knew we wanted to invest in green hydrogen production. However, this area is really technologically complex and demanding. At UNICO, they took it upon themselves - they prepared a top-notch analysis of all modern methods of hydrogen production, those that are already in use and also those that are still just a patent. They also evaluated which methods are most suitable for our investment.
Thanks to UNICO we can focus solely on research. It is extremely helpful as I don’t need to acquire expertise in a new field. I have witnessed several cases of unfortunate scientists trying to turn into businessmen. Today’s academic world is incredibly fast and I cannot imagine devoting two days a week to learning how to do business.
UNICO was a great choice! They estimated the value of our technology quickly and realistically and found a producer who invested into it and bought the license. UNICO paved the way to the application of our research findings – one of the most progressive wineries in Czechia now produces drinks carbonated with our circular bubbles instead of using industrially produced CO2.
Technology Transfer Manager
I had the opportunity to work with Vojtech Kadlec on designing our business and communication strategy and on negotiations during an investment seed round. We consulted the different phases together and he introduced us to potential investors. I value his approach, his excellent knowledge of the environment and his initiative.
CEO & Co-founder
UNICO was the catalyst in the process of commercialization of our device. Thanks to the team’s diligent work and proactive business support, I could focus on technical work – the development and production of our device. I know I can rely on UNICO.
UNICO mapped business opportunities of our AI-powered anomaly detection technology. It took UNICO less than a month to validate the technology's business potential with key decision makers in production companies - thanks to their valuable feedback we reevaluated our strategy. UNICO gave us a good overview of relevant markets and opened new doors to potential clients on the Czech market for us.
CEO & AI Lead
We are a team of experts who will guide you through the complex process of tech innovations development. Harnessing the power of smart data, engaging top scientists and applying ground-breaking science, we will roll up our sleeves to turn your innovative idea into reality.