Spotlight issue

18th October 2016 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Startus: The Complete Brno Startup City Guide

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.

24th October 2016 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Resolutions from the International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners

38th International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners took place in Marrakesh, Morocco, in October 2016. 

24th October 2016 / Politics / Elections

Czech Statistical Office, Czech News Agency: Czech Regional, Senate elections in numbers

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.

24th October 2016 / Competitiveness / Legal Reform and Transparency

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.

24th October 2016 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

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. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic