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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21st April 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


OECD: Tracking and tracing COVID: Protecting privacy and data while using apps and biometrics

As  COVID-19  continues  to  take  human  lives  and  jolt  the  global  economy,  governments  are  urgently seeking innovative new tools to inform policy and tackle the crisis.
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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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27th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Tech Trends 2020: Disruptive Architecture, “Emotion AI”, and Ethical Intersections

The role of system architects and “Emotion AI” will increase significantly in 2020. The ever-growing influence of technology will force companies to prepare themselves for ethical dilemmas stemming from implementation of technological solutions. Those are some of the conclusions of the Deloitte Tech Trends 2020.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic