Deputy prime minister in charge of innovation and research, Pavel Bělobrádek, has opened an incubator for Czech companies in New York. The MeoHub has been backed by US optics company Meopta, whose founders have Czech roots, in cooperation with the Czech Association for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses. So far, five Czech companies are taking advantage of the opportunity to get a foothold in the US market. Bělobrádek said he appreciated the fact that this was a ‘bottom up’ initiative. Czech exports to the US are currently growing at twice the rate of most other markets.
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