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

  • 1,68% of GDP is spent on R&D, which is the most in CEE region
  • R&D personnel amounts to 12,5 per 1000 FTEs (full time equivalents)
  • 0,8% 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
  • Approximately 5% of average monthly growth in industrial production

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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports published a call for Czech-Chinese projects proposals

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The call supporting Czech-Chinese research, development, and innovation projects was announced on 27 April 2018. It is a mobility scheme and will run from 2019-2020. The call for projects was…

Czech Science Brings New Substances for Fighting Cancer

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IOCB Prague has developed new substances for cancer treatment based on stopping the metabolism of glutamine. An international science team at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the…

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports have announced several new calls for international research cooperation

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International Mobility of Researchers (MSCA-IF II) The call supports projects submitted to the Horizon 2020 program - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships - European Fellowships (H2020-MSCA-IF-2017) in 2017. These...

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