Monday evening on the 24th of April will be dedicated to a presentation of the United Kingdom's Science programme, exposing trends and opportunities in support of science and innovation and discussing what to look out for when searching for research cooperation in the UK

The evening will be led by Dr. Otakar Fojt who works as a Senior Science & Innovation Adviser at the British Embassy in Prague. He is part of the Science and Innovation Network of the UK Government, a group of 90 science diplomats based at British embassies in 30 countries across the globe.

About the lecturer: Otakar works as a Senior Science & Innovation Adviser at the British Embassy in Prague. He is a part of the Science and Innovation Network of the UK Government, a group of 90 Science diplomats based at the British Embassies in 30 countries across the globe. In 2003, he took up the newly created post in Prague and developed it to its current, well-performing state. He has organized and participated in many international conferences covering various science and science policy areas from innovation, technology transfer, intellectual property rights, biomedical research, and Horizon2020 to open access publication policies, nanotechnology safety, global risks and millennium challenges. He also popularizes British science. Otakar received Biomedical Engineering Masters (1994) and PhD (1997) at the Brno University of Technology. He was awarded a Chevening scholarship at the University of Oxford (Merton College) in 1996 and 1997. Otakar then worked for four years as a Postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Mathematics at the University of York and as a visiting scholar at the Fields Institute in Toronto. In 2001 and 2002, he was a Managing Director of a small technology company operating in Central Europe.