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

5th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care

3E – EMA and EU and eHealth

On its 25th anniversary, EMA  - as a kind of a birthday present – published, in collaboration with Heads of Medicines Agencies, Big Data Taskforce Phase II report and 10 recommendations, which should unlock the potential of Big data in the healthcare segment. 
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31st January 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

OECD R&D Tax Incentives Report: Tax Incentives Accounted for 39% of Government Support for Business Expenditures on R&D in Czechia

In addition to direct support measures such as grants, governments worldwide increasingly rely on tax incentives to promote business R&D and encourage innovation and economic growth. R&D tax support (relief) was introduced in 2005 in the Czech Republic. Business R&D intensity in the Czech Republic grew from 0.72% to 1.13% in the period.
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30th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility

Using paper towels costs CTP offices in Brno up to half a million CZK per year, the study showed

The analysis carried out this year by the Institute of Circular Economics in the Spielberk office center of CTP Invest in Brno has its numbers. For example, it showed that paper towels account for 31% of all waste produced in the office complex, and buying and disposing of waste within the waste management costs the company over half a million crowns a year.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic