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Key Documents on Czech Research and Innovation


(This article expired 31.03.2022.)

Czech R&D&I system is regulated by the respective legislation. Its priorities are outlined in a number of strategic documents adopted by the Czech government, namely in Innovation Strategy of the Czech Republic 2019 – 30 outlining the vision for the Czech Republic to become an innovation leader by the end of the next decade. 

Key Documents on Czech Research and Innovation

ACT No. 130/2002 Coll. on the Support of Research and Development from Public Funds and on the Amendment to Some Related Acts (the Act on the Support of Research and Development). The Act was amended by Act. no 211/2009 Coll. (i.a. establishing Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.)

Methodology for Evaluating Research Organizations and Research, Development and Innovation Purpose-tied Aid Programmes adopted by the Czech government in order to more support excellent research (Resolution No. 107 of 8 February 2017)

Innovation Strategy of the Czech Republic 2019 – 2030 (adopted by the Czech government on February 4, 2019). It outlines the vision of the Czech Republic becoming an innovative leader by 2030 (integral part of the strategy is also new branding of the Czech Republic as “The Country for the Future”).

National Research, Development and Innovation Policy of the Czech Republic 2016–2020 (The document identifies the key priority research areas and, at the same time, outlines measures for improvement of the management and financing of Czech RandDandI system in order to support advanced and excellent research as well as partnerships between private sector and the academia).

National Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization (RIS3) stipulates priority research, development and innovations areas for efficient investment of European, national, regional and private funds (up to 222,5 bn. CZK).

National Artificial Intelligence Strategy of the Czech Republic follows up on and meets the objectives of the Government Innovation Strategy 2019–2030 and is linked to the Digital Czech Republic program.