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27th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Tech Trends 2020: Disruptive Architecture, “Emotion AI”, and Ethical Intersections

The role of system architects and “Emotion AI” will increase significantly in 2020. The ever-growing influence of technology will force companies to prepare themselves for ethical dilemmas stemming from implementation of technological solutions. Those are some of the conclusions of the Deloitte Tech Trends 2020.

27th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Education


INSEAD 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index: Czechia ranks 25th globally, 17th in Europe

This year's Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) includes 132 countries, focuses on AI and talent competitiveness. Adapting to this new way of working is important for countries to grow their economies and stay globally competitive.

24th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Salary Guide 2020

The Hays Czech Republic´s latest Salary guide for 2020 is out now! Market update across all specialisms and up-to-date salary levels are now available.

21st January 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Vaclav Havel Airport Prague Breaks a Record: 17.8 Million Handled Passengers in 2019

Based on the latest operating results, Prague Airport handled a total of 17,804,900 passengers in 2019. That means that approximately one million more passengers passed through the airport than in 2018, which sets another historic record and a 6% year-on-year increase. Throughout the entire year, 71 airlines provided regular connections from Prague to a total of 165 destinations, of which 15 were long-haul. The airport reported a significant increase in the number of passengers also on long-haul routes, overall by 10.9%. This positive trend is supposed to continue in 2020, during which two more long-haul destinations will be added  ̶  to Chicago and to Hanoi. Traditionally, the busiest routes last year were to the United Kingdom and the highest number of passengers were headed to London. The biggest year-on-year increase in the number of handled passengers was to Antalya.

21st January 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Rethinking the road to the circular economy

Out with the old throwaway society, in with the new circular economy. Policymakers, academics and businesses agree, a new model is needed to tackle some of the world's major environmental challenges. But transitioning to this new model is itself fraught with challenges. In this report, we look at what they are and what could help to overcome them.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government

 

2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

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