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

  • 1,79% of GDP is spent on R&D, which is the most in CEE region
  • R&D personnel amounts to 13 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. 29 in the Global Competitiveness Index
  • More than 20 thousand graduates from technical faculties each year
  • Approximately 3% of average yearly growth in industrial production

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(CALL OPEN) CHIST-ERA IV Call 2019 for international collaboration in ICT

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CHIST-ERA IV Call is opened from December 2nd, 2019. It is an opportunity for researchers in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), who are interested in ICT-based scientific challenges….

Alberta-Europe Matchmaking Symposium for R&D Collaboration in Prague 2019

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The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) along with the Investment and Business Development Agency CzechInvest, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and the Czech Ministry of Industry…

Eureka network´s Globalstars call for proposals for international collaboration with Singapore

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A unique opportunity to collaborate with partners from Singapore is currently being opened. The call fosters international collaboration in research and development of innovative products that have the potential to…

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