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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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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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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