V4 Countries — Health Care Innovations — Israel

The Establishment of a Platform for Healthcare Innovations in V4 countries and Israel

Cooperation yields development and success

Conference Healthcare Innovations in V4 and Israel

On Wednesday, 21 September, the international hybrid conference Healthcare Innovations in V4 Countries and Israel took place at BEA Olomouc and brought a hundred experts from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Poland and Slovakia to Olomouc. The conference opening speeches were given by the Israeli Ambassador Anna Azari, the Governor of the Olomouc Region Josef Suchánek and the Minister of Science, Research and Innovation Helena Langšádlová.

Press release: HERE
Video: HERE
Report: HERE





Opening Speeches

  • RNDr. Josef Tesařík (CZ), Director MVSO
  • JUDr. Pavel Smutný (CZ), President ČISOK
  • Mgr. Helena Langšádlová (CZ), Minister of Science, Research and Innovation (TBC)
  • H.E. Anna Azari, Ambassador of Israel to the Czech Republic


Healthcare Challenges in the Public and Private Sector

  • prof. Niek Klazinga (NL) – OECD/University of Amsterdam
    • Challenges of European Healthcare; the Role of Healthcare System Performance Management
  • Moshe Bar Siman Tov (ISR), the former Director General, MOH
    • Israeli Road to the Cost-Effective Health System
  • Hugo van Haastert (NL), DG Santé, European Commission
    • eHealth Network
  • prof. Roman Havlík, PhD (CZ), CEO, Olomouc University Hospital
    • Sustainable Visions and Strategies of University Hospital
  • Ivo Hlaváč, PhD (CZ), Czech Chamber of Commerce
    • Public Health and Economic Growth


Coffee Break


Healthcare Innovations in V4 + Israel – Part 1 (V4)

  • dr. hab. Grzegorz Głód, dr. hab. Izabella Steinerowska-Streb, dr. hab. Wojciech Głód (PL) – (University of Economics in Katowice)
    • Perspectives for the Development of e-health in Poland
  • dr. Sági Judit, PhD (HU) – (Budapest Business School)
    • Is the sustainable and value-based healthcare system an unrealistic dream in Hungary?
  • Ing. Denisa Gajdová, PhD (SK) – (University of Economics in Bratislava)
    • The basic characteristics of the mechanisms supporting innovation and creation of start-ups in the Slovak healthcare system
  • Ing. Tomáš Jelínek, PhD (CZ) – (Moravian Business College Olomouc)
    • Current Challenges in Introducing Healthcare Innovations in the Czech Republic


Lunch Break


Healthcare Innovations in V4 + Israel – Part 2 (Israel)

  • Edna Bar Ratson MBA, MSc (ISR) – (Maccabi HMO)
    • When Can Digital Health Bring Better Care to Patients
  • Oren Pearlsman MHA, MSc (ISR) – (Ministry of Health)
    • Introduction of Digital Innovations into the Israeli Healthcare System
  • Mati Gill (ISR) – (CEO, Aion Labs)
    • The Israeli Health Startups Ecosystem


Coffee Break


Healthcare Sustainability Projects



Coffee Break + Networking

The project is co-financed by the Government of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Short description of the project:

  • A pressure to provide quality health care with limited resources, population aging, higher patient expectations and a lack of qualified staff call for innovations in health care. Healthcare innovations are urgent in COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the project is creating the platform for identification of current state and the problems in health care, using of selected modern technologies including mechanisms for start-ups establishing in health care of V4 countries. The use of the best practice from Israel is essential for solving the project. The area for joint projects will be proposed.
Implementation period: 20/05/2022–20/10/2022

Partners of Project V4:


  • Series of 5 online workshops
  • Conference: Innovations in Health Care
  • Expert report on innovations in health care from the Czech Republic
  • Expert report on innovations in health care from Hungary
  • Expert report on innovations in health care from Slovakia
  • Expert report on innovations in health care from Poland
  • E-brochure
Grant recipientMoravian University College Olomouc
Implementation period: 20/05/2022–20/10/2022

Historically, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic have had a great deal of common ground

  • They cooperate not only within the EU, but also directly with one another.
  • One of the shared topics is health care, which currently faces a number of challenges such as sustainable financing.
  • Cooperation with Israeli partners focused on innovation in health care can prove very successful.

The BEA Concept Encourages Cooperation in

  • Business — especially with the use of information and communication technology
  • Education — transfer of know-how, science, and research projects
  • Acceleration — innovation processes and startups

Israel — The Country of Innovation Ecosystems and Startups

  • Israel has long been open to international partnerships and cooperation with the V4 countries.
  • Innovations, especially in health care, can not only be inspiring, but also facilitate considerable progress.
  • Successful conferences (2019, 2020) entitled Czech-Israeli Innovation Day and Czech-Israeli Innovation Forum on Smart Healthcare took place in the Czech Republic, focusing on innovations in health care, health care management and research.

The Czech-Israeli Innovation and Partnership Centre (CCIIP)

  • Founded at Moravian Business College Olomouc on 20 May 2021.
  • The centre creates a platform for collaboration between Czech and Israeli entities in the transfer of know-how and the development of innovations in the field of modern health care. It is part of the Olomouc region innovation ecosystem.
  • Significant cooperation with the Embassy of Israel in Prague; partners from the state administration and health care.

V4-Israel Partnership — The Potential of Health Care Modernization

  • Analyses and comparisons of healthcare systems.
  • The Israeli innovation ecosystem.
  • Innovative solutions especially in the areas of economics, financing, and management.
  • Transfer of know-how; research, development, and innovation projects.
  • Making use of business opportunities.

Specific subjects of cooperation are to be developed gradually.


  • Moravian Business College Olomouc
  • tř. Kosmonautů 1288/1
  • 779 00 Olomouc

MVSO is fully digitized, online communication preferred.

Doc. Ing. Jindra Peterková, Ph.D.

Ing. Tomáš Jelínek, Ph.D.