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.
The twelfth of October 2017 marked the end of the second term of office of RNDr. Martin Bunček, Ph.D. (Chairperson of the TA CR), Ing. Miroslav Janeček, CSc. and doc. Dr. Ing. Vladimír Kebo in the Presidium of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR). They will be replaced in their positions by three new members who have been nominated by the Government Council for Research, Development and Innovation. A total of 26 proposals, of which 14 candidates were nominated, were submitted by 15 May 2017.
The 5th edition of magazine TA.DI came out this month! The second bilingual edition is focused on Open Science topic, aspects needed for sustainable innovation ecosystem and on breaking barriers of scientific research, not only from a geographical point of view.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA ČR) announces the results of the evaluation of compliance with the requirements by the project proposals submitted for the 5th open tender in research, development and innovation under the DELTA Applied Research and Experimental Development Programme, announced on 30 May 2017.