Within the framework of the Presidency of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) in the TAFTIE European network of innovation agencies, representatives of the innovation agencies’ branches met in Brussels on the 6th of June 2017 with representatives of TA CR. The Chairman of the Board of TA CR Petr Očko, together with Martin Bunček, Vice-Chairman of the Board of TA CR, took part in a closed meeting with Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. They also met the High-Level Group on maximizing the impact of EU Research and Innovation Programmes, the so-called Lamy’s group. This group is preparing not only an evaluation of the H2020 programme, but also a position for the next European Commission (EC) framework programme.
This is the motto of the upcoming TAFTIE Annual Conference to take place in Prague on June 16th, 2017. Experts from 29 European TAFTIE member agencies, as well as oversea will meet in order to discuss several issues - data availability, collection, storage, processing, evaluation and proper use for programming and programmes implementation. These issues are neuralgic points for many agencies.
On 30 May 2017, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) announced the fifth public tender for research and experimental development (hereinafter referred to as the Public Tender) for the DELTA Programme for the Support of Applied Research and Experimental Development (hereinafter referred to as the DELTA Programme).
For the second time during the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic’s (TACR) chairmanship of TAFTIE, representatives of this European network of top R&D and innovation agencies met in Prague on April 24, 2017. Under the symbolic motto Meeting of Two Worlds and the introductory remarks of Miroslav Janeček, member of the TAFTIE Presidium, this time the expert part of the second annual meeting focused on various forms of collaboration in centres.
On 28 February 2017, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as TACR) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany announced the fourth public tender in research and experimental development (hereinafter referred to as the Public Tender) of the Delta programme for the support of applied research and experimental development (hereinafter referred to as the DELTA programme). Thematically, it will focus on supporting projects from the areas of the so-called fourth industrial revolution. These projects bring considerable benefits to the economies of both countries in key areas of change in Industry 4.0 leading to our future competitiveness.