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30th January 2024 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham and US Embassy Meeting on Joint Priorities and Business Outlook

The AmCham Board discussed 2024 priorities with US Ambassador Bijan Sabet and his political, economic and commercial team on January 22nd. Both sides agreed to address climate change and digitization, particularly cybersecurity, in the coming year.

26th February 2024 / /


AmCham Big Bets: We must concentrate our resources on developing assets that have greater capacity to expand than others

Last Thursday, AmCham Czechia, along with Brno University of Technology and CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology, debated with Deputy Prime Minister for Digitization and Minister for Regional Development Ivan Bartoš how we can use this country's growing scientific and technological capability to address the single largest threat to our economies - climate change - and transform the economy at the same time. 

 

30th January 2024 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham and US Embassy Meeting on Joint Priorities and Business Outlook

The AmCham Board discussed 2024 priorities with US Ambassador Bijan Sabet and his political, economic and commercial team on January 22nd. Both sides agreed to address climate change and digitization, particularly cybersecurity, in the coming year.

30th January 2024 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


AmCham Big Bet presentations in Brno

“Brno has all the ingredients an economy needs to be innovative.” AmCham Vice-President Ondřej Krajíček of Y Soft posited to sum up our recent discussion with the author of The Country for the Future vision, Karel Havlíček, Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic. “What we need now is the confidence to bet on our abilities and a higher commitment to cooperate with each other to achieve our goals.”

29th January 2024 / Good governance / Social Responsibility


Citi Foundation Announces 2024 Global Innovation Challenge to Strengthen Nonprofits Pioneering Solutions to Homelessness

The Citi Foundation issued a Request for Proposals for its latest Global Innovation Challenge, a funding model to help scale the impact of nonprofits around the world that are tackling some of society’s most pressing issues. The 2024 Global Innovation Challenge will provide a collective $25 million in catalytic funding to 50 community organizations working in novel ways to address homelessness.

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Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing and Exports
  2. The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. Government Programs and Processes That Drive Innovation
  4. Government as a Competitive Advantage, including Digitization

Advocacy Priorities for 2023 
 
Technology, People, Infrastructure

 

Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

2. Research Investment and Cooperation. Big Bets (Key Technology Projects).

3. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

4. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

5. Immigration of STEM Talents.

6. Digitization of Immigration. 

7. Adult Reskilling and Upskilling.

8. Digitization of Land Use.

9. Infrastructure Development, including Technology Parks.

 

 

Read the documents in English and Czech.

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