About us

More than 20 years of experience

WE KNOW HOW

We are an advisory company active in the science based business. We initiate, develop, and coordinate innovation projects based on the results of scientific research and development. Our clients are commercial enterprises, public and governmental institutions as well as private investors.


SEMAFOR home Methodology goes abroad!

The methodology SEMAFOR home has been introduced in May at the World Congress of Occupational Therapists 2018 (WFOT). In the exhibition hall we had a booth presenting the tool in the form of video and leaflets´ distribution.

Methodology InnovationProcessor is being tested!

Agreements with four partners from the rank of potential users, namely xPORT VŠE Business Accelerator director: Doc. Ing. Ota Novotný, Ph.D. University of Economics, Prague nám. W. Churchilla 1938/4 130 67 Praha 3 – Žižkov, Czech Republic rector: Prof. Ing. Hana Machková, CSc.

Our Team


RNDr. Ivan Dvorak, CSc.

RNDr. Ivan Dvorak, CSc.

Partner
RNDr. Ivan Dvorak, CSc.

RNDr. Ivan Dvorak, CSc.

Partner
M: +420 608 702 223

Graduated in biophysics at the Charles University in Prague (1973), studied also information and control theory at the Prague Technical University. Successfully defended his RNDr. theses in 1976 and CSc (equivalent of PhD) theses on mathematical modelling of complex biological systems at the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czechoslovak Acad. Sci. in 1981. In 2006 completed his studies of knowledge management at the Open University (Great Britain) and obtained the title PGCertKT(Open)..

Till 1985 worked in the Center of Biomathematics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and since 1986 in the Research Institute for Psychiatry, from 1990 as its scientific secretary. In 1990 – 1991 was the liaison officer of WHO at the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. From 1992 to 1996 managing director of Software602. From 1995 to 2000 in Czechoslovak Commercial Bank (ČSOB), head of Department of Investment Projects and Restructuring and, later on, of Department of Venture Capital Financing. From 2001 to 2004 in the Division of Special Engagements of Komerční Banka, at the end as the director of Restructuring Division. In 2001-2002 member of the consultancy committee of the Council of Czech Television.

In 2005 co-founded civic association Societas Rudolphina and till 2011 served as its chairman. Long time served also as chairman of the Board of VIA Foundation for Civic Society. In 2008 participated in launching Association of Knowledge Transfer Organizations and Professionals (AKTOP) and since 2009 till 2013 was serving as its chairman. Since 2011 member of the Board of ProTon Europe – pan-European association for promotion of the knowledge transfer.

Co-owner since 1994 and executive director of ILA s.r.o., where he focuses on projects concerning knowledge management, knowledge and technology transfer, and education in innovation management. Advisor of the Center for Transfer of Knowledge and Technology of the Charles University in Prague.

Member of several expert committees and boards on various levels. In 2012-2013 member of the Expert Group on Open Innovation and Technology Transfer appointed by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) to recommend measures for increasing effectiveness of practical utilization of results of research and development in the light of Open Innovation paradigm. Since 2013 member of Knowledge Transfer Stakeholders Forum launched within the study "Support to the development and implementation of Innovation Union commitment 21 on knowledge transfer" (IU21KT Study) realised also for the EC. Since April 2014 member of the Prague Innovation Council (Pražská Inovační Rada – PIR) founded by the Prague mayor as his advisory body for innovations and cooperation of academic institutions with industry in Prague.

Author of more than 100 scientific papers, four books and a lot of other publications in the field of biomatematics, biothermodynamics, mathematical modelling of complex systems, transfer of knowledge and technology, and inovation management. Married, two grown up daughters.

MUDr. Katerina Ciharova

MUDr. Katerina Ciharova

partner
MUDr. Katerina Ciharova

MUDr. Katerina Ciharova

partner
M: +420 724 007 879

Pediatrician by education, Katerina had worked at a regional hospital and at the First Children Clinic at the Motol Faculty Hospital for extended period of time. After 1989, she had dedicated her career to the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic where she had worked as a director of the Department of International Affairs until the maternity leave in 1996. She also managed international affairs at the Czech Medical Chamber.

In 2000, Katerina established and until 2004 successfully led a private ambulatory clinic of over 40 employees called Mediscan. In 2005 she has become a member of a civil association Societas Rudolphina where she works as a consultant. Between 2007 – 2012 she was a chairman of Sue Ryder International CZ Board of trustees. In 2012 she held the position of a director in the out-patient health care facility called MC Andel co-owned by ILA and successfully sold in March 2013. In January 2013 she has been appointed by EC evaluator for FP7 and Horizon2020 programs in the field of ICT and Healthy Aging.

Currently Katerina is chairman of Domus vitae, z.ú. Board of trustees. This NGO is rentin g a small house in Stromovka park which will serve sfter its reconstruction iín Spring 2017 as a Community Integration Centre.

Katerina is a managing director and co-owner of ILA, s.r.o. She is dealing with issues of grants utilization, teaching knowledge and technology transfer theory, and managing social and health projects. Her professional activities include publications writing as well as lecturing.
She is married with three daughters.

Ing. Lucie Muzikova

Ing. Lucie Muzikova

CEO
Ing. Lucie Muzikova

Ing. Lucie Muzikova

CEO
M: +420 606 358 607

In 2008, Lucie graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. After her graduation, she worked for the company called Finder CZ, s.r.o. as a marketing project manager.

Since October 2009, she works for ILA, s.r.o. as a marketing and office manager. In addition, Lucie participates on a realization of the on-going project Knowledge and Technology Transfer in selected regions which is an application of the European educational model called Transnational Transfer Technology Manager and Knowledge and technology transfer – extension of the European TTM education model to other regions of the Czech Republic. Lucie is also an administrative assistant for the civil association AKTOP. Since 2013 she has been the Project Manager of DeMo project.

Ing. Ivana Petrova

Ing. Ivana Petrova

Project Manager
Ing. Ivana Petrova

Ing. Ivana Petrova

Project Manager
M: +420 720 173 338

Ivana Petrova obtained bachelors degree at Agricultural University in Prague, specialization Public Administration and Regional Development. She participated at annual Erasmus Socrates Program at TEI of Crete (Technological Educational Institution) with focus on economics and Greek language. Ivana is currently following her engineering studies of Operations and Economics and in the same time she is studying Teaching of Vocational Subjects at Agricultural University in Prague.

From 2011 to 2013 she was responsible for operational and economic divisions in Ski and Bike Center Radotín. In May 2012 she joined ILA team, where she started to work as an administrative assistant of "ZP NET – Network for Persons with Disabilities, reg no. CZ.1.04/5.1.01/B2.00011.

Since November 2014 she is also a constructive manager of project activities for the project "Promotion of Science via Inquiry-Based Science Education and Popularization R&D Activities" with registration number CZ.1.07/2.3.00/45.0028, which is financed from ES funds through OP VK and the national budget.

Jaroslava Vondruskova

Jaroslava Vondruskova

Assistant
Jaroslava Vondruskova

Jaroslava Vondruskova

Assistant
M: +420 602 182 377

1998 – 2001 Production Assistant at "Prague – European Capital City" Project

2001 – 2004 Assistant at civil association Archa – association for support of free society

Since 2005 Assistant at Societas Rudolphina Association

Responsibilities:

– Coordination and realization of project TRIANGL – supporting students interest in science in the region of Central Bohemia, where Societas Rudolphina is partner of the project.

Since 2012 Assistant at ILA, s.r.o. (Innovation Leadership Agency)

Responsibilities:

– Coordination and realization of DeMo project – development of methodology for evaluation and modification of the home environment for people with disabilities in order to increase their employability.

– Coordination and realization of Knowledge and Technology Transfer project – an extension of European TTM education model to regions of the Czech Republic.

Ing. Tereza Kulhankova

Ing. Tereza Kulhankova

Ing. Tereza Kulhankova

Ing. Tereza Kulhankova


In 2008 Tereza graduated from Faculty of Economics and management at Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS). While studying she started to work in the company EuroNet s.r.o., where – after graduation – she occupied position of project manager. In 2008 she took part on the feasibility study and commercialization potential in the project called: „Mobile personal visual stimulator" elaborated for the laboratory of Electrophysiology, Institute of Pathophysiology, Medical Faculty Hradec Králové.
Since 2009 was Tereza employed as a Junior marketing specialist at IBM Czech Republic and after 6 months of engagement she upgraded to the position of marketing manager taking care of IBM Services.

Currently she is on maternal leave with 2 sons and acts as an external consultant at ILA s.r.o. In the same time she holds the position of director in the not-for-profit organization Domus Vitae, z.ú.

Bc. Michala Novakova

Bc. Michala Novakova

Project manager
Bc. Michala Novakova

Bc. Michala Novakova

Project manager
M: 777 427 342


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ILA yesterday and today


1994

Company foundation. Focus on privatization consulting.

2000

Change of advisory focus.

  • innovation investment consultancy
  • assistance with start-up of new technological companies
  • couching in restructuring of troubled SMEs.

Foundation and take-off Central Europe Data Agency, a.s., a company focused on creation and maintenance of digital map data of the Czech and Slovak Republics. Since its launch in 2000, it has been growing successfully and has created significant value for its stakeholders.

2005

Start of company collaboration with innovative SMEs and universities.

  • CPPT project – launching of the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University in Prague
  • IPUK project – Innovation entrepreneurship at the Charles University – Comprehensive structured educational program focused on the knowledge and technology transfer management and innovative business education

2008

Ceginning of international cooperation.

  • participation in the project Cert-TTT-M (funded from 6. FP) focused on analysis of needs of education in knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) in the EU
  • subsequent participation (in collaboration with the Charles University in Prague) in the project EuKTS (funded from 7. FP) where system of accreditation of training providers in KTT and certification of their successful students has been proposed

2010

Since 2010 growth of the company and the team expansion.

  • focus on Science Based Business
  • knowledge and technology transfer consultancy for the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and other research facilities
  • several educational project in KTT in various regions of the CR
  • launching of the daughter company ALABAYA s.r.o.

2012

Since 2012 extension of services for newly created companies.

  • launching, take-off and subsequent sale of a new out-patient healthcare facility Medical Centre Angel

2014

Expansion of operations into the field of social innovations and integrated care.

  • successful completion of the project “Development of methodology for evaluating and modifying the home environment of people with disabilities to enhance their employability” (DeMo)
  • establishment of cooperation with new key clients in counseling in the field of social care
  • successful completion of the project Net ZP – a network of care for people with disabilities

2015

Founding of the company Domus Vitae z.ú.

  • vehicle for not-for-profit group activities with the aim to create a Center for social innovations

2017

Expansion of incubation activities at academic workplaces.

  • Strategic partnership with the university business incubator xPORT VŠE
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