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

13th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

AmCham CZ: GE invests in ČVUT

(Česká verze v článku.) To enter into the global economic elite, the Czech Republic will need to become better at turning Czech ideas into Czech exports. Today's announcement of an agreement between CVUT and GE Aviation builds the capacity to do just that.
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16th April 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Global Study from 3M Reveals – Science is Underappreciated

Almost half of global respondents are skeptical or indifferent to science – however, optimism and expectations for the future of science overall remain high
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4th April 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Eurostat: Czech Republic has one of the greatest gender gaps in ICT specialists, second greatest share of e-sales turnover for SME

According to Eurostat Digital Economy & Society in the EU 2018 edition, in 2016, a large majority of ICT specialists who were employed in the EU were men (83 %), their share rising from 78 % in 2010. This gender distribution of ICT specialists was in contrast to the distribution for total employment, where the genders were broadly balanced (54 % men and 46 % women). Female ICT specialists were under-represented in all EU Member States and the largest gender gaps were found in Slovakia (91 % were men) and the Czech Republic (89 %). The highest shares of female ICT specialists were recorded in Bulgaria (30 %) and Romania (26 %).
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14th March 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation 10 Czech startups to watch in 2018

The Czech Republic is known for a solid infrastructure, a highly educated and skilled workforce, and relatively low wage costs. No wonder that many interesting companies were born here – AVG, Avast, Apiary to name just a few. This month we took a close look at the Czech startup scene and created a list of 10 promising startups to watch in 2018.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic