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

5th January 2021 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Total Expenditure on R&D in Czech Republic in 2019 Increased to 1.94% of GDP

Total expenditure on research and development in the Czech Republic in 2019 reached 1.94% of GDP, nominally CZK 111.6 bn, which is an increase by almost CZK 9 bn year-on-year. Business sector invested the total of CZK 64.7bn in 2019. National public investment into R&D reached CZK 37.6bn. Resources from EU funds reached CZK 8bn.
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11th December 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

T-Mobile and AGC test transparent glass antennas and windows that lower signal attenuation

Initial testing in Europe successfully completed Glass antennas for mobile networks – the ideal solution for historic city centres and densely populated areas New window glass featuring a coating that lowers signal attenuation for homes and for example modern railway cars Quick solution for improving coverage and increasing the capacity of mobile networks, including 5G
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9th December 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Avast Cybersecurity Experts Predict Covid-19 Vaccination Scams and Deepfake Disinformation Campaigns for 2021

Cybersecurity experts at Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, foresee more Covid-19 vaccination scams, abuse of weak home office infrastructures, enterprise VPN infrastructure and providers, and ransomware attacks in 2021. Avast also expects deepfake disinformation campaigns and other malicious AI-generated campaigns to gain more traction. Specifically, on the Android platform, Avast experts predict further adware attacks, fleeceware scams, and stalkerware usage.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic