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.

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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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15th November 2021 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Future of Prague Series: AmCham Prague Council on the university's role in an innovative city

At AmCham our aim is increase prosperity (according to our Prosperity Index) through greater business innovation (and investment). That is why we applauded the first articulation- The Country for the Future that the country's economic future was tied to its innovative capability. For the Czech Republic to be that country in the future, Prague needs to start being that city right now. And if Prague is going to be that city, the Czech Technical University in Prague will be the engine powering its performance.
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23rd April 2021 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Each country, including the Czech Republic, will need to define a strategic industry of the future

AmCham held another Technology Council session, this time moderated by Michel Perret, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, General Manager Europe, and AmCham Board Member, focusing on challenges for supply chains. Lockdowns raised demand for stay-at-home equipment and created future demand.  Among the challenges in 2020 were higher commodities prices, or containers shipping rates spikes. 
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27th November 2020 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Czech Republic the Country for the Future: AmCham Exchange on How to Transform Into an Innovative Economy

On November 26, Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček outlined his vision for the Czech Republic to be presented in the long term as the added value oriented country. Deputy Minister Petr Očko confirmed priorities in the area of digitization, investment in 5G, support to AI, and startups - all within the framework of EU legislation currently in the pipeline.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic