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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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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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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27th April 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


EC: State aid support schemes for RDI: Overview of Czech Innovation system

European Commission publishes results of study on effectiveness of EU rules on state aid for research, development and innovation.
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20th April 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Czech Industrial Property Office: No. of granted patents grows, but Czech applicants could be more active abroad

The Czech Industrial Property Office granted 781 patents in 2016, of which 637, or 82%, to domestic applicants, which is the most in the last two decades. Despite the positive development, Czech applicants are still not active enough abroad, the Czech Industrial Property Office says in its 2016 annual report.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic