It is a fact that modern economies and its success are based on the competitiveness of industry and industrial research. The Czech Republic has always had a strong industrial tradition and a substantial innovation potential. Apart from strong capacities in basic research, at least the same attention ought to be paid to successful transfer of technologies from scientific institutions to the market. Current projects indicate a favorable trend in the area of cooperation between universities, research institutes and companies leading to innovations. This cooperation is a prerequisite for a prosperous industrial economy and it improves awareness of top-quality Czech technologies abroad.
The Association for Foreign Investment, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic annually recognise the best cooperative projects conducted by companies and the research sphere. Entrants are usually projects from traditionally strong sectors of the Czech economy, such as mechanical engineering, the automotive industry, biotechnology, IT, electronics, nanotechnology, optics or aviation, moreover, we register the participation of almost all major Czech universities.
We constantly strive to raise awareness of successful examples of the practical application of scientific findings in the business realm and to encourage such cooperation in future. Cooperating entities are inclined to build on successful projects and, to benefit from long-term synergistic effects of cooperation.
The symbiosis of ideas from general basic research with applied research based on contact with industry and awareness of the needs of the market leads to success. The Automotive industry could be a good example. It not only developed a network of production facilities, but also expanded it’s know-now through the activities of the research departments of manufacturers and independent branches of research and engineering service companies. Therefore, this sector is very successful here. The government systematically improves the environment and framework facilitating interaction between private and research sectors.
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