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

  • 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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Lighting the way (with lasers) to good times

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Alberta-Europe Matchmaking Symposium for R&D Collaborations in Prague

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The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) along with the Investment and Business Development Agency CzechInvest and the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade are inviting you to participate...

The Czech Republic and Japan are connected by more than robots

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Czech researchers attract Japanese attention in physics, chemistry, biotechnology and cybernetics, as well as in the whole automotive sector   Czechs gave the world the word “robot”; the Japanese have…

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