RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

in the Czech Republic

Welcome to the information gateway to the Czech R&D environment brought to you by the State agency CzechInvest. We offer a concise overview of local research and development to all foreign investors and partners. We hope that you will be able to navigate smoothly through the outstanding innovative space that is the Czech Republic!

 

These are some of the global companies that have chosen the Czech Republic as their R&D hub:

R&D System

Basic overview of the key players and key documents governing the R&D system.

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R&D Environment

Basic overview of the R&D environment and the institutions that constitute it.

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R&D Funding

Basic overview of the funding opportunities for R&D projects.

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Czech Republic

  • Located in the heart of Europe
  • EU-member state since 2004
  • Skilled workforce
  • High share of secondary and tertiary education
  • 10.5 million inhabitants
  • No. 22 in world-wide quality of life

Czech R&D

  • 2% of GDP is spent on R&D, which is the most in CEE region, increasing every year
  • R&D personnel amounts to 12,8 per 1000 FTEs (full time equivalents)
  • 0,77% of the world’s scientific papers are written in the Czech Republic (for about 0,14% of the world’s population)

Czech Industry

  • 32,1% share of industry in the economy (highest in EU)
  • No. 31 in the Global Competitiveness Index
  • More than 20 thousand graduates from technical faculties each year
  • 4,6% of growth in industrial production last year

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Czech scientists have made it to the cover of Science magazine

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Scientists from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science lead an international team, which developed a new method to analyze the scattering of electrons in nanocrystals. The…

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Brochure on Czech-US R&D cooperation has been published

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The brochure for the promotion of research results of the KONTAKT II (LH) Program – The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) is now available. As far as the…

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Czech delegation embarked on Technology Mission in Estonia

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A group composed of representatives of Czech firms and universities travelled to Estonia on a Technology Mission on Monday, 21 November 2016. Representatives of CzechInvest, Masaryk University, Brno University of…

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