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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Czech-French connections? Mathematics, energy and philosophy

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The most generous R&D funding country regularly collaborates with Czech researchers

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Czech institutes and schools offer South Korea primarily knowledge in lasers, nanosciences, mechanical engineering and, of course, the automotive industry, which is the driving force of both countries’ economies.  …

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