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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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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16th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


IOCB: Scientists created an organized array of light-driven molecular motors

Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague) built a 2-dimensional organized array of light-driven molecular motors. At the molecular level, they have created a system of regularly spaced microscopic machines rotating when illuminated. The team headed by Dr. Jiří Kaleta (Prof. Josef Michl Group) collaborated with the 2016 Nobel laureate in chemistry Prof. Ben Feringa. Their research was published in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).
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7th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


CzechInvest: Robotics, a Traditional Czech Term

The word “robot” entered the world’s languages from an old Czech stage play, but actual robotics and cybernetics are playing a major role in Czech science today, Martin Rychlik writes.
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5th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


European Innovation Scoreboard: Czech Republic: A lower number of Top R&D spending enterprises & a lower average R&D spending of these enterprises

The Czech Republic is a Moderate Innovator. Over time, performance has declined by 3.5% relative to that of the EU in 2010. Relative strengths of the innovation system are in Firm investments, Employment impacts, and Sales impacts. Relative weaknesses are in Intellectual assets, Linkages, and Innovators.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic