Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

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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21st March 2019 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Brno's Next Big Ideas: Innovative minds shared their unique solutions

Brno is the city of Mendel, whose studies of peas led to modern genetics, and Godel, whose math underlies the computer industry. Avast and Y Soft Corporation started their global growth from there.
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4th October 2019 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


IMD Smart City Index 2019: Prague ranks 19th globally, 11th in Europe

From 15 indicators, respondents of IMD Business School Smart City Index 2019 survey perceived affordable housing, road congestion, corruption, air pollution and green spaces as the most urgent for Prague.
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8th August 2019 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Czechia ranks 26th in the 2019 Global Innovation Index, maintaining relatively stable rankings since 2014

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 ranks and breaks down the innovation performance of 129 countries and economies around the world. Czech Republic ranks 26th in the overall ranking.
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26th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


czechstartups.com: The Czech Republic Ranks 6th Best Country in Europe for Startups

A new study by consumer research company NimbleFins showed that the Czech Republic has earned a spot in the top 12 countries in Europe for startups, securing the 6th spot out of 50 countries studied, czechstartups.com wrote.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic