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21st March 2019 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Brno's Next Big Ideas: Innovative minds shared their unique solutions

Brno is the city of Mendel, whose studies of peas led to modern genetics, and Godel, whose math underlies the computer industry. Avast and Y Soft Corporation started their global growth from there.

21st March 2019 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Vote in the 10th Edition of the Act of the Year

For the tenth consecutive year, expert public can vote on the Act of the Year. The anniversary vote for the best legal regulation, set of acts or legislative act with a positive impact on business in the Czech Republic has started. This year, the Nomination Committee has selected three legislative acts. Furthermore, participants will also be able to select the winner of the new “Exclamation Mark” category. The results will be announced on 16 April.

16th March 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care


MP Jiři Běhounek met AmCham Health Care Council to discuss possible improvements of health care system quality

AmCham Health Care council met with another member of parliamentary health care committee (ČSSD) Jiří Běhounek this week to continue discussion on the state of Czech health care system and improvement of the quality of disease registries through quality system of digitalization, and an emphasis on the quality criteria in procurement.

14th March 2019 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance


Capital Markets in 2030: The future of equity capital markets

In 2018 the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted a follow-up to a 2011 survey on behalf of PwC, asking 370 executives at companies from across the globe for their views on the factors that are shaping the development of global equity capital markets. 

12th March 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care


AmCham Health Care Council met with MP Jiří Ventruba to discuss the state of Czech health care and our common priorities

AmCham Health Care Council met with MP Jiří Ventruba, a member of parliamentary health care committee (for ODS) to discuss the state of Czech health care and our common priorities, such as improving quality of disease registries through quality system of digitalization, and introducing the quality criteria in procurement. 

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

Advocacy Priorities for 2018-2020 
 
People 

1. Setting a predictable policy for economic immigration based on the goal of maintaining current levels of employment for Czech citizens and wage growth that corresponds to productivity growth.  

2. Establishing incentives for companies and individuals to provide the qualifications and skills necessary for the automation of production and service industries.  

3. Introducing machine and computer programming as a required language in elementary and high schools.  

4. Improving the Healthy Life Years of the workforce and overall population through better prevention programs, better diagnostics, and better treatment.  
 
Infrastructure 

1. Develop a plan for developing and maintaining an integrated rail, road and air commercial logistics systems.  

2. Integrate the Prague airport into the national commuter network.  

3. Increase digital infrastructure capacity throughout country. 

4. Develop a housing plan that will create more entry-level housing in Prague and Brno for purchase or rent.  
 
Technology 

1. Reform investment incentives to concentrate on product research, development and production.  

2. Establish policy objectives in the area of health, energy, transport, environment and other areas and use these objectives for allocating public research funds. 

3. Require major public procurements to use objective and measurable criteria for innovation. 

 

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