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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The world’s most powerful laser is in the Czech Republic

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In developing the laser, Czech and British scientists surpassed competing teams from the United States, Japan and France. Operation of the world’s most powerful laser commenced at the HiLASE centre…

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Technology Agency of the Czech Republic took over the presidency of the network of 30 European agencies

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On Friday, the 25th of November 2016 in Brussels, Petr Očko the Chairman of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic took over the annual presidency of the TAFTIE network…

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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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