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

31st May 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Nanofibres get Best Cooperation of the Year 2017 Award + VIDEOS

The winner of the 2017 Best Cooperation of the Year Award is a project of applied research including the Centre of Materials and Nanotechnologies at the Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, and the PARDAM company. The result of the cooperation are unique nanofibres with high humidity sorption capacity that can be used in a number of industrial fields. 
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4th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


IFR forecast: 1.7 million new robots to transform the world´s factories by 2020

Today, the strongest growth in the robotics industry is in Asia – lead by China as the world´s number one marketplace. In 2017 robot installations are estimated to increase by 21 percent in the Asia-Australia region. Robot supplies in the Americas will surge by 16 percent and in Europe by 8 percent, International Federation of Robotics says. In 2016, the Czech Republic covered 2% of the global total supply of industrial robots.
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13th November 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


CEITEC: Scientists from CEITEC BUT are for the first time in the history of the Czech Republic coordinators of the prestigious FET Open project

Highly original, visionary, essential for society's needs and development. These are the conditions which must be met by the project submitted to the prestigious Future Emerging Technology (FET) research project contest. The team from CEITEC BUT (Brno University of Technology) not only succeeded, but also for the first time in Czech history will be project coordinators. With budget 2.89 EUR they will focus on the unique innovation of electron paramagnetic resonance.
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13th November 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


AMSP: Czech entrepreneurs' spending on R&D and dependence on EU funds has grown

The Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Tradesmen of the Czech Republic (AMSP CR) carried out an analysis of the state of entrepreneurs' investments in R&D and presented the results of a survey among small and medium-sized companies. Data from various sources inside.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic