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

  • 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)
  • 0,8% 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
  • 4,6% of growth in industrial production last year

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News & Events

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Czech scientists at IOCB have advanced the Nobel Prize-winning research on light-driven molecular motors

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Scientists from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry have published the results of their research in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society. Excellent science at the institute,…

Call for International Collaboration in R&D INTER-EUREKA

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Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced a third national call for research, development and innovation INTER-EUREKA LTE317. The call is open from August 2 to October 9, 2017….

Robotics, a Traditional Czech Term

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The word “robot” entered the world’s languages from an old Czech stage play, but actual robotics and cybernetics are playing a major role in Czech science today   The world…

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