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The Czech Republic, home of electrospinning, is heading to nano tech 2017

In addition to Elmarco’s Nanospider, products from other Czech nanotechnology firms will be presented in Tokyo

The Czech Republic, home of electrospinning, is heading to nano tech 2017

·                     Czech companies such as Elmarco, ESTCOM CZ, SVCS and VF will exhibit at stand no. 5N-20

·                     They will be accompanied by representatives of Czech government institutions, including CzechInvest

·                     More information on CzechInvest’s participation in nano tech 2017 is available at

CzechInvest will present significant Czech companies and their nanotechnologies at the nano tech 2017 trade fair, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from 15 to 17 February. The companies heading to Japan for the event include Elmarco, the nanotechnology industry’s first supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment; ESTCOM CZ, which is building on a more than 40-year tradition of oxide ceramics manufacturing; SVCS, a provider of manufacturing services for modernisation and upgrading of scientific equipment such as CVD tools, thermal reactors and plasma systems; and VF, which focuses on radiation monitoring systems. During the course of the trade fair, Czech government institutions led by CzechInvest will also be available at stand no. 5N-20.

Nanotechnology is the industrial sector of the future, and our companies are well aware of that fact. The Czech government is intensively supporting foreign investment in high-tech fields, among which nanotechnology undoubtedly belongs. The Czech Republic boasts a significant invention in this area. The Czech company Elmarco achieved supremacy among the world’s nanotechnology giants with its Nanospider machine for industrial production of nanofibers and opened a branch in Japan in 2008,” says Michal Žižlavský, Executive Director of Japanese Operations at CzechInvest.  

The Czech Republic and Japan have long enjoyed stable political and economic relations. Japanese investors are the second strongest foreign investors in the Czech Republic, where they have been successful and have frequently undertaken expansions. Similarly, Czech companies consider the Japanese market to be very attractive. Following Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Keshida’s visit to the Czech Republic in January, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka is preparing to reciprocate by visiting Japan this year in connection with a business mission. Among other things, his visit will focus on nanotechnology.

Current Japanese investments in the Czech Republic are primarily in the automotive, electronics and electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering sectors. The majority of Japanese firms operating in the Czech Republic are focused on the German market, though of course a number of them also have a significant proportion of customers in the Czech Republic. This primarily involves significant links in automotive supply chains. The most important Japanese investors in the Czech Republic include Toyota, Panasonic, Denso, JTEKT, Daikin and Toyoda Gosei. At present, nearly one hundred manufacturing firms have operations in the Czech Republic and, according to the Japan External Trade Organization, employ more than 42,000 people here.

CzechInvest will also offer trade-fair visitors its broad range of services for foreign investors. The agency will provide information on investment opportunities and investment incentives in the Czech Republic. More information about CzechInvest’s activities and its participation in nano tech 2017 is available at

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