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

15th October 2015 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Economic Policy: Czech Statistical Office: R&D expenditures in 2014 up by 10%, Brno leads in innovation dynamics

Czech R&D expenditures amounted to CZK 85.1bn in 2014, which is an increase by 10% (CZK 7.3bn) year-on-year, Czech Statistical Office informed on 15 October. The intensity of R&D, i.e. share of the expenditures on GDP reached the level of 2% for the first time. In the past three years, pri...
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7th August 2015 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


OECD: Czech Republic has 6th lowest venture capital investments

According to the data in the newest OECD Entrepreneurship at a glance publication, the Czech Republic had 6th lowest volume of venture capital investments (12.03m USD) out of 34 OECD member states. At the top of the ranking there were United States of America. Greece ranked last. The services sect...
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20th April 2014 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Economic Policy: The Czech Republic and the U.S. signed a cooperation agreement on civilian research and development in the field of nuclear energy

According to the press release of Ministry of Industry and Trade its minister Jan Mládek and his counterpart Ernest J. Moniz, U.S. Minister of Energy, signed on Wednesday 26 March a cooperation agreement on civilian research and development in the field of nuclear energy. During the meeting minister...
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic