Spotlight issue

5th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Prague Convention Bureau: Congresses held in Prague bring annually up to 200 million euro to public budgets

Meeting industry in Prague, which is an industry associated with organizing congresses, conferences, corporate meetings and incentive events, generates in multiplication an annual income of between 170 and 200 million Euro to public budgets. According to the new KPMG study prepared for the Prague Convention Bureau, only 3,9% - between 6.5 and 7.5 million Euro of the sum - will return to Prague's budget.

5th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

IEEE's J. C. Havens: "AI" to "EI" - Moving from fear to flourishing in the age of the algorithm

'Humans and machines will only work well together if we prioritize human well-being in the form of triple bottom line economics (planet, people and profit) moving forward', says John C. Havens, Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. 

4th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

IFR forecast: 1.7 million new robots to transform the world´s factories by 2020

Today, the strongest growth in the robotics industry is in Asia – lead by China as the world´s number one marketplace. In 2017 robot installations are estimated to increase by 21 percent in the Asia-Australia region. Robot supplies in the Americas will surge by 16 percent and in Europe by 8 percent, International Federation of Robotics says. In 2016, the Czech Republic covered 2% of the global total supply of industrial robots.

4th December 2017 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

Infrastructure investment boom predicted for CEE nations on the rise

The infrastructure market has high hopes for Central and Eastern European countries, whose economies are currently experiencing strong economic growth, according to the CMS Infrastructure Index: A New Direction, which this year ranks 40 jurisdictions in order of infrastructure investment attractiveness according to six key criteria. Countries in the CEE region claimed six of the top 20 spots for infrastructure investment attractiveness, with the Czech Republic leading the pack at no 13 in the table. Longstanding government support for infrastructure spending and the highly anticipated programme to modernise its train stations, with €384m allocated to the scheme, has contributed to the Czech Republic’s allure.

1st December 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017: Centrality of ICT services in the Czech Republic has been increasing

Quantitative skills, ICT skills, numeracy and STEM skolls as well as self-organisation and management and communication skills seem to be especially important in digital-intensive industries, OECD's Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 says and shows, among others, digital intensity across sectors and job gains and losses in various industries.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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