National Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization represents a strategic document providing efficiently focused support to research, development and innovations areas. As a main activity, National RIS3 Strategy provides efficient focus of European, national, regional and private funds (up to 70 bn. CZK) on the most promising sectors of research and business. Building of efficient relationships between academic institutions and the business sector represents a partial goal of National RIS3 Strategy. Representatives of companies, research institutions, schools, public authorities and non-profit sector will jointly decide which areas of priority are eligible for RDI support. National RIS 3 Strategy constitutes with a preliminary condition for EU funding programmes (The European Structural and Investment Funds, ESI Funds) for research, development and innovations which concerns at least 3 operational programmes in the Czech Republic. The administrator to Nation RIS 3 Strategy is the Office of the Government.
The government approved an updated version of the Strategy on July 11, 2016. It provides detailed strategy of smart specialization in various segments of Czech economy and alongside presents the list of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs): advanced materials, nanotechnology, micro- and nanoelectronics, photonics, advanced manufacturing technologies, industrial biotechnology. Alongside these sectors, the Strategy presents specific goals to be supported by the governmental institutions in the following areas: entrepreneurship and innovation, research and development, human resources, information and communication technology – digital agenda, social innovation.
Find the text of the strategy attached below in an English version and the recently updated text currently in Czech. For more information, follow www.vyzkum.cz