Danish Ambassador visited the region

First Regional Deputy Governor Lukáš Curylo met the Ambassador of Denmark J. E. Ole Frijs-Madsen.

During his visit to our region on 14 April 2019, the Danish Ambassador met the management of the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. First Regional Deputy Governor Lukáš Curylo presented the region’s industrial past, the on-going reduction of the mining industry and current trend of support for the IT sector and new modern branches, including bio-technology. He also presented the region from the viewpoint of its cultural potential, including major cultural events supported by the region and the region’s investment plans focusing on constructing a concert hall and modern science library.

The ambassador was informed about the interest in developing collaboration at a regional level. He explained that Denmark is one of the most highly digitalised countries in Europe and would like to develop its expertise at both national and regional levels. The topics of this partnership combine at national and regional levels and currently also public and private sectors, for example, in Industry 4.0, smart cities and the digitalisation of public administration and local governments, energy efficiency, waste disposal and projects for environmental protection, water management and measures related to the issue of drought in the Czech Republic.

“The Ambassador indicated that he would like to hold a roundtable focusing on energy efficiency and the challenges and solutions in regard to heat generation and cooling technologies used for larger units in our region, such as towns and villages. Other topics Denmark would like to discuss at a regional level is robotization and automation. We have arranged to collaborate on preparing expert meetings, and they have proposed involving the Moravian-Silesian Energy Centre and the Moravian Silesian Innovation Centre, which were both established by the region, said First Regional Deputy Governor Lukáš Curylo, providing additional information about the meeting.

The Danish ambassador has visited the region several times in the past, on the occasion of NATO Day and Czech Air Forces Day, and also an excursion into Dolní Oblast Vítkovice on another visit.

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