Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

Spotlight issue

5th November 2019 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Prague as an Innovation Hub in 2030

The Czech Republic has announced its intention to become The Country for the Future. The central part of this new economic strategy is to evolve into an innovative economy. Cities with technical universities fulfill a core role in any innovative economy. If the Czech Republic is to become The Country for the Future, Prague must become A City For the Future.  
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17th June 2019 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Roundtable at CIIRC shows spirit of cooperation that will make the Czech Republic The Country for the Future

On 14 June, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic participated in a roundtable discussion at CIIRC on private investment into public research. 
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6th June 2019 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


AmCham tour of ICRC: Without companies, researchers would not be able to deliver innovations to patients and improve their lives

On 5 June, AmCham members took another full-day tour of FNUSA-ICRC clinical and research facilities in St. Anne’s University Hospital and Biology Park in Brno.
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4th March 2019 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


AmCham CZ Position Paper: Czech Innovation Policy: “The Country for the Future”

AmCham believes the new research strategy “Czech Republic: The Country for the Future” rightly focuses the government’s economic development programs on creating a strong public research infrastructure that generates patented ideas for existing companies, as well as spin-offs. From a managerial perspective, the strategy sets general and specific objectives, identifies tasks, establishes cooperation across functions of the government, and assigns accountability for accomplishing the goals. We therefore view the document as a substantial step toward the Czech Republic becoming a top ten EU economy by 2025, and would like to offer our support in turning the strategy into reality. What follows are some comments and four concrete steps AmCham proposes as our contribution to the strategy.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic