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

2nd June 2021 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Problems were to be expected, but not these problems.

The pandemic has left businesses and governments to grapple with a perplexing collection of supply-chain and logistical disruptions. Over a year ago, we knew we were facing upheavals in health, education, and workplace systems. Ramifications such as the semiconductor shortage, however, were harder to predict. This week, McKinsey examined a variety of unexpected pandemic consequences and looked for ways to address them.    
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27th May 2021 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


New pan-industry Eco Rating scheme launched for mobile phones

Eco Rating to roll out across Europe from June 2021, including phones from 12 vendors. Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, Telia Company and Vodafone unveil new consumer labelling to identify more sustainable mobile phones Eco Rating to roll out across Europe from June 2021, including phones from 12 vendors  
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21st April 2021 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


#VodafoneUniLab: easy testing of smart homes devices in the 5G networks laboratory at VUT

Factories of the future, remote energy readings, remotely controlled vehicles or smart homes fully controlled by voice. What used to sound like a scene from a sci-fi movie is gradually becoming part of everyday life. But none of this could work without the new generation of communication networks, ie 5G networks. Experts from the VUT/Brno University of Technology,  Institute of Telecommunications are now opening a new laboratory #VodafoneUniLab in cooperation with the Czech operator Vodafone, which will connect the academic sector with industrial partners and offer space for testing and development of equipment in the field of Internet of Things or Industry 4.0.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic