During his official visit to the Czech Republic, OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría visited the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) on 16 July 2018. During the meeting, he discussed with representatives of TA CR and state administration the OECD recommendations of the “OECD Economic Survey – Czech Republic 2018”. The participants also discussed new challenges for the Czech economy and particularly applied research.
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) presents the information sheet with basic parameters of 6th call for project proposals opened under DELTA programme. TA CR also announces that information seminar related to this call will not be organized.
Detailed information necessary for the preparation and submition of a project proposal, including information on the evaluation criteria and process are in the Tender Dossier and in related documents.
On 28 February 2018, the Technology Agency (TA CR) has announced the 4th public tender of the EPSILON Programme for Support of Applied Research and Experimental Development pursuant to Act No. 130/2002 Sb., on the support of research and development from public funds and on the amendment to some related acts, to the Framework for State Aid for Research and Development and Innovation 2014/C 198/01 and to the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014 of 17 June 2014. The subject of this public tender is the selection of project proposals for applied research or experimental development supported by the public funds of TA CR for the purpose of fulfilling the EPSILON Programme goals. The expected project proposals include, but are not limited to, the defined priority research objectives of the relevant branches, e.g. Industry 4.0 and autonomous mobility.
The Policy Forum of the European Network of Innovation Agencies (TAFTIE) is one of paramount TAFTIE annual events. It typically takes place in Brussels and is always organized by the chairing agency, which this year was the Technology Agency of the CR (TA CR). The Policy Forum provided a lot of useful information concerning the time period after 2020 at the right moment since the volume of money from structural funds shall be significantly cut back after 2020.