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

28th February 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

EC Regional Competitiveness Index 2016: Czech regions' technological readiness above EU average, Prague scores higher than Vienna

All Czech regions reach relatively high technological readiness scores, according to the 2016 results of the Regional Competitiveness Index published by the European Commission. When compared with Vienna, Prague scores better in Technological Readiness and gets similar scores for Macroeconomic Stability, Health, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Labour Market Efficiency and Innovation.
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15th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Brno University of Technology air driven car succeeds in race in Hungary

Pneumobile cannot be an alternative to gasoline, diesel or electricity driven cars, but compressed air could become a complementary means of transmission of torque onto wheels. The Czech pneumatic vehicle reached the maximum speed of 42.4 km per hour and traveled the distance of 4 km using one air bottle (placed in the vehicle frame).
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5th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

OECD Skills Outlook 2017: Czech Rep among top 25% of OECD countries for Increasing specialisation in technologically advanced industries

On average, in OECD countries, close to 40% of the value of manufactureed exports and 20% of the value of business services exports comes from abroad, OECD says in its latest Skills Outlook. The Czech Republic has the fourth largest foreign value-added share of manufactured exports.
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27th April 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

CzechInvest: The greatest science story in the Czech Republic

Professor Antonín Holý dedicated himself to basic research that brought forth effective agents against HIV and hepatitis. His parent institute now ranks among the best facilities in the Czech Republic.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic