Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

1st February 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


Brno Czech Republic Key Representatives Round Table

ModusLink, as a key player in national socio economic development in the Southern Moravian area, initiated open discussion with leading business and economic representatives of South Moravia and Brno with a focus on main two topics - the availability of workforce and the technical solutions regarding sustainable future growth. 
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16th October 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


Tanja Vainio, GM ABB talks with Dita Přikrylová, Marcela Pechová and Michaela Hergetová on Women in Tech

Showing women the attractiveness of tech and the support from the people around them are the key factors for having more women in the tech industry. Thank you very much to Dita Přikrylová and Markéta Pechová for joining me in a panel discussion! If you missed the live show, here is the rerun, Tanja Vainio, Country Managing Director, ABB Czech Republic is inviting to view the talk. Moderated by Michaela Hergetová.
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21st September 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


Eurostat: Less than 35% of Czech businesses had ICT security policy in place in 2015

Nowadays, practically all businesses in the EU (98 %) use computers and among those, only 32 % have a formally defined ICT security policy. For large businesses, this share reached 72 %, while it was less than one third for SMEs (31 %). In 2015, according to Eurostat, less than 35% of Czech businesses had ICT security policy in place, but this is still above the EU average.
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22nd August 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


D.Byrne, D.Sichel: The productivity slowdown is even more puzzling than you think

If the tech sector continues to innovate so rapidly, why has overall productivity growth been exceptionally sluggish? David Byrne, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Dan Sichel, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College ask in an article published on the voxeu.org portal.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic