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.
How are the main objectives of Competence Centres being met in the Czech Republic as well as in Austria, Great Britain, Germany and other member agencies of the European association TAFTIE? What are the results of these support schemes, which are aimed at long-term development of key sectors for the future economy? Is it possible in practice to connect applied research and development employees with companies? Fifty experts from the member agencies of TAFTIE discussed and attempted to answer these questions at the first expert meeting held on 22 February 2017 by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR) in the framework of the TAFTIE Chairmanship for 2017.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic supports research and development projects offering useful solutions. Thereby it supports also sophisticated Czech and foreign investments ensuring long term prosperity of the Czech economy. The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic helps to create interface between the academic sphere and business. Thanks to established partnerships, implementation of exceptional projects is facilitated. In this way, we can improve the world.
Horizon2020 - SME Instrument programme provides funding to highly innovative small and medium sized companies which want to push forward innovative ideas and translate them into new products or services.
Only eight SMEs from the Czech Republic have been funded by H2020-SME Instrument so far. If you want to be the next come and attend workshop where you will learn about SME Instrument programme rules, objectives and specific features, the successful Czech SME will share with you its experience and you will get useful tips from foreign SME Instrument evaluator how to prepare a successful project proposal. Last but not least SME Instrument Brno programme will be introduced. In the afternoon you will have the chance to consult your proposal with evaluators.