V4 Countries — Health Care Innovations — Israel

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

Cooperation yields development and success

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.

Conference Healthcare Innovations in V4 and Israel

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The international hybrid conference Healthcare Innovations in Visegrad Countries and Israel will take place on Wednesday, September 21st, at BEA Olomouc. The aim of this event is to debate socio-economic challenges of healthcare in Europe and Israel and to present the results of an international project focused on eHealth innovations and healthcare management in Visegrad countries. The conference will bring together experts from universities, hospitals and state administrations and it is intended to establish a platform for healthcare innovations in Visegrad countries and Israel.

Among the distinguished speakers will be prof. Niek Klazinga (OECD), who will have a presentation on “Challenges of European Healthcare; the role of Healthcare System Performance Management “. Former Secretary of State of the Israeli Ministry of Health Moshe Bar Siman Tove will speak about the Israeli road to the cost-effective health system. “Sustainable Visions and Strategies of University Hospital“ will be the topic for prof. Roman Havlík, CEO of Olomouc University Hospital. Deputy Minister of Health Radek Policar will reveal the agenda of the Czech Presidency of the EU and eHealth. The Visegrad project will be presented by researchers from University of Economics in Katowice, Budapest Business School-University of Applied Sciences, University of Economics in Bratislava and Moravian Business College Olomouc (research leaders – Grzegorz GlodJudit Sági, Denisa Gajdová, Jindra Peterková). Among the Israeli experts will be Edna Bar-Ratson from Maccabi HMO, representatives of Israeli Ministry of Health and Reichman University.

The conference is organized by the Moravian Business College Olomouc, BEA Olomouc, the Czech-Israeli Mutual Chamber of Commerce with support of the Visegrad Fund, the Israeli Embassy in the Czech Republic, Tesco SW.  The event is part of the annual Czech-Israeli Innovation Days in Olomouc.

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.