Brno is a place to start a hi-tech business. Because of its success in attracting new businesses, a limited workforce is available but representatives are aware of disadvantages and are actively working to improve them. Advantages and challenges to be considered by potential startup founders.
38th International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners took place in Marrakesh, Morocco, in October 2016.
Times Higher Education's World University Ranking 2016-2017: 12 Czech universities among top 978 globally
The Times Higher Education's World University Ranking 2016-2017 ranks 978 universities around the world, and just under 400 are universities in Europe. Czech universities' ranking inside.
In the first half of October 2016, regional (the capital city of Prague excluded) and the Senate (the Upper Chamber of the Czech Parliament) elections took place. Summary of results, data inside.
WIP Rule of Law Index: Czech Rep has best scores for order, security, worst for corruption, ranks 12th regionally
The Czech Republic ranks 17th globally (out of 113 countries assessed), and 12th regionally (out of 24 countries in the region) in the 2016 Rule of Law Index published by the World Justice Project. The country lags behind in categories Absence of Corruption and Regulatory Enforcement.
Eurostat: Czech Republic has one of biggest increases in EU in R&D intensity since 2004, high share of R&D funding from abroad | No. of applications at EPO more than doubled
Recently published Eurostat data show the biggest increases in R & D intensity (in percentage point terms) between 2004 and 2014 were recorded in Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Austria. High shares — in excess of 20.0 % in 2013 — of R & D funding from abroad were reported in Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and Malta, for example
Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy
- 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
- 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
- 3) Health Care as an export industry
- 4) Government as a competitive advantage
In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.