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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4th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Radio Praha: World's most intense laser system launches outside of Prague

The world's “most intense” laser system went online this week in the Czech village of Dolní Břežany outside of Prague. Known as the L3-HAPLS, the laser intensity of the system is more than six orders of magnitude higher than previous state-of-the-art models.
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4th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


siliconrepublic.com: 10 outstanding start-ups from Prague to watch

Prague is not only in the centre of Europe, it is playing a central role in the future of technology, J.Kennedy writes for siliconrepublic.com.
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13th June 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


brnoregion.com: Red Hat presents Brno as an example for the whole world

Software giant Red Hat launched its Brno subsidiary in 2006. At that time, it was manned by just a couple of people and its office wasn’t larger than a flat. Today this company employs more than 1,000 people in Czechia, also thanks to cooperation with the Faculty of informatics at the Masaryk University.
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