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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News & Events

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Fighting cancer with alcohol-abuse drug – Czech breakthrough discovery in Nature magazine

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An international team led by researchers from the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine (IMTM), at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of Palacky University in Olomouc, published in one…

Biotechnology protects skin, treats and saves nature

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The innovative Czech companies Contipro and Nafigate have found success thanks to research. Of course, we shouldn´t forget the fermentation technology of the most famous product in the Czech Republic:…

Call for proposals for joint R&D projects under the EUREKA program

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A call for proposals for joint R&D projects under the EUREKA program is open for the multilateral international cooperation of Chile (CORFO), Czech Republic (MEYS), France (Bpifrance), Israel (Israel Innovation Authority),…

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