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.

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9th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


R. Urbánek, GM Microsoft CZ&SK: "The purpose of artificial intelligence is to multiply the natural abilities of people."

When Henry Ford said: "For most purposes, a man with a machine is better than a man without a machine," he certainly did not know how his words would resonate even 100 years later at the threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says Rudolf Urbánek, General Manager for Czech Republic and Slovakia at Microsoft, in his blog.
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17th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


EC Study on Broadband Coverage in Europe 2017

As of mid-2017, 98.4% of Czech homes were passed by at least one fixed broadband technology, slightly above the EU average of 97.4%. In rural areas, 95.1% rural households had access to fixed broadband services.
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10th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


F. Salzgeber, ESA for brnoregion.com: "There are no space technologies as such."

"I think you have got a good combination of universities, research centers and innovation and technology centers which are literally just across the street. People can change buildings and faculties and keep even the coffee warm by running because it is so close together. Overall, there is a good environment here and I think we should not only go to the big cities because bright heads are spread across the country and also here in Brno," says Frank Salzgeber, Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Center at the European Space Agency in an interview for brnoregion.com.
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21st May 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


DESI: Czech Republic belongs to the cluster of medium performing countries

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises some 30 relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States, across five main dimensions: Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology, Digital Public Services. The Czech Republic ranks 18th in DESI 2017. Compared to last year the country progressed in Digital Public Services and remained stable in Human Capital, but worsened its ranking in other dimensions.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic