15th November 2021

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

Last week, AmCham sat down with the university's leader Vojtěch Petráček and talked about his aims for ČVUT Prague. We were grateful that Vít Šimral of the Pirate Party, who pursues the research portfolio for Prague, also joined in the debate. Rector Petráček wants the university to jump another 100 places in the university rankings and already has some great initiatives. The city has designated five areas of research and commercial endeavor: biotech, AI, space, greentech and gaming. That helps us focus our search for commercial partners.

We left with nine action points that should make sure that the next four years build on the last four years, and that Prague becomes known as the place entrepreneurs (and multi-nationals) go to make ideas a revenue-generating reality.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic