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

13th December 2018 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


T.Koláčný, Brno Deputy Mayor: "The primary aim of Brno is to attract students & professionals who are interested & motivated to become part of innovations."

On 13 December, AmCham Brno-based companies discussed future of the city with Deputy Mayor of Brno Tomáš Koláčný from the Pirate Party responsible for the Townhall's participation platforms and smart city projects, among others. The event was hosted by the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. 
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5th June 2017 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Technology Centre of the Academy of Science: How to step up the international engagement of Czech research organizations?

The quality of the Czech system of research, development and innovations has improved over the past years; almost all indicators have improved. But we still lag behind dramatically in international cooperation, Technology Centre of the Academy of Science writes.
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5th June 2017 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Dr. Michael J. Bojdys: Something is rotten in the academia of the Czech Republic

In Nov 2015, “Lidové noviny” (“Mladý vědec hledá „náhradu“ křemíku”) has graciously reported on how Charles University has acquired my ERC Starting Grant worth 1.4 Million EUR. Now – two years later – I am very sad and unhappy to have to outline how and why the Czech Republic will lose this grant again...
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17th February 2016 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Government approves National Policy for R&D, Innovation for 2016-2020, sets key fields for applied research

At its session on 17 February, the Government approved the National Policy for Reasearch, Development and Innovation for 2016-2020. Compared with previous national R&D strategic documents, this time much greater emphasis is placed on the stregthening of applied research based on the needs of the economy and the public sector, said Pavel Bělobrádek, Vice-PM for Research, Development and Innovation. The employers say the strategic RDI document should be more focused on major problems such as the underdeveloped cooperation between the business and the R&D sectors...
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