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5th November 2019 / Amcham advocacy news / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Prague as an Innovation Hub in 2030

The Czech Republic has announced its intention to become The Country for the Future. The central part of this new economic strategy is to evolve into an innovative economy. Cities with technical universities fulfill a core role in any innovative economy. If the Czech Republic is to become The Country for the Future, Prague must become A City For the Future.

 

22nd October 2019 / Politics / Business and Industry


JLL The Investor: What does Europe’s economic outlook mean for its real estate?

Europe’s major economies are bracing themselves for a triple hit of slowing growth, ongoing trade wars and Brexit uncertainty. For real estate investors, Europe still remains an attractive home for global capital, compared with other parts of the world. But after more than 10 years in the current cycle – and at a time of record dry powder – questions are increasingly being asked around how much longer it can run, and whether the European Central Bank’s latest stimulus programme will prolong the cycle further. David Rea, chief economist for EMEA at JLL, gives his outlook on the big topics facing Europe’s economies going into 2020.

22nd October 2019 / Good governance / Social Responsibility


CTP became the general partner of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Brno University of Technology

The aim of the cooperation is to support students in technical fields. In cooperation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering (FCE), CTP, which supports students in the long term, has decided to contribute CZK 200,000 to their further development every year.

22nd October 2019 / Good governance / Social Responsibility


White & Case Supports Memory of Nations at 30 Years of Freedom Event

Prague, October 21, 2019 - The meaning of freedom in the here and now, and the importance of protecting and nurturing it - highly topical issues that preoccupied the Prague office of international law firm White & Case when it invited its clients and co-workers to the Marble Hall of Palác Lucerna on Thursday, October 17th to celebrate 30 years of freedom. The firm used the occasion to support the project known as Paměť národa / The Memory of Nations, which has been recording the stories of direct witnesses of Nazism and Communism for posterity. 

18th October 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care


AmCham regional health care roundtable discussion in Pilsen

Outcomebased regional health care roundtable was held on 17 October in Pilsen under the auspices of Pilsen regional governor Josef Bernard, with public officials, politicians, representatives of health-care providers, insurance companies and Amcham Health Care Council members.

Pilot projects on LDL cholesterol treatment, metabolic surgery and public procurement were presented.

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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