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.

Spotlight issue

27th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


W.Stacey, AmCham CZ: Higher wages depend on more productive research

In mid-July, I had the privilege of participating in a discussion on dividends, sector taxes, and, ultimately, economic strategy with some influential and interesting economic policymakers, including Josef Stredula of the Unions, Karel Havlicek of Association of Small Businesses, and Radek Spicar of the Confederation of Industry. Everyone at the table deals with these issues daily, and do not agree on many details. This can sometimes lead to the conclusion that they agree on nothing. That is not true. In such a situation, sometimes it is necessary to widen the angle of the lens and, once you see the wider landscape, you can refocus.
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17th December 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


EC 2018 Industrial R&D Scoreboard: Czech Republic: Aerospace & Defence Industry is the largest investor into R&D in 2017/2018

Companies in the European Union have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) for the eighth consecutive year. In 2017, they invested 5.5% more in R&D activities than the year before. This growth is driven by the automobile, health and ICT sectors, European Commission reports in its 2018 Industrial R&D Scoreboard.
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15th November 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Eurostat: The highest share of employed persons with an ICT education who were men was in Czechia (93 %) in 2017

In 2017, men accounted for 84 % of the 2.7 million people in the European Union (EU) who were employed and who had an information and communication technology (ICT) education. In the period 2012-2017, the share in Czechia ranged from almost 87% to over 96%.
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9th November 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Radio Praha: Czech Space Week strives to bring a bit of space to everyone

Space enthusiasts from the Czech Republic and beyond are in for a treat. Starting on Saturday, Prague and Brno will host Czech Space Week, a nine-day-long series of events that will bring together scientists, businessmen and government officials who are active in the area, Radio Praha writes.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic