Spotlight issue

5th June 2017 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Dr. Michael J. Bojdys: Something is rotten in the academia of the Czech Republic

In Nov 2015, “Lidové noviny” (“Mladý vědec hledá „náhradu“ křemíku”) has graciously reported on how Charles University has acquired my ERC Starting Grant worth 1.4 Million EUR. Now – two years later – I am very sad and unhappy to have to outline how and why the Czech Republic will lose this grant again...

5th June 2017 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

2017 Global Peace Index: Czech Republic remains among most peaceful countries

In 2017, as in 2016, the Czech Republic ranked 6th in the Global Peace Index, following Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal, Austria and Denmark.

2nd June 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

IMD: Czech Republic remains most competitive economy amongst transition economies & EU new member countries

IMD evaluated the Czech Republic as the 28th most competitive economy in the world in 2017. That’s a slight decrease (27th to 28th) relative to 2016 results and the country thus did not succeed in extending the previous series of improvements of its relative ranking (2014-2016). Nevertheless, the Czech Republic remained the most competitive economy amongst the transition economies and EU new member countries.

1st June 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

CzechInvest: Lasers and light: the power of Czech scientists

Unique new centres for laser physics have been established in the Czech Republic: ELI and HiLASE. However, laser and optics research has a long tradition in the country.

31st May 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Nanofibres get Best Cooperation of the Year 2017 Award + VIDEOS

The winner of the 2017 Best Cooperation of the Year Award is a project of applied research including the Centre of Materials and Nanotechnologies at the Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, and the PARDAM company. The result of the cooperation are unique nanofibres with high humidity sorption capacity that can be used in a number of industrial fields. 

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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