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.
The next Horizon - Strategies to promote European competitiveness in innovation
EU-LIFE, the alliance of research centres in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence released today a statement with its recommendations for next framework Programme for Research & Innovation, FP9. Strong key message is: to drive European leadership in innovation, boost excellent ground breaking research in combination with professional technology transfer.
“Collaboration between the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and South Korea is crucial for us”, said Petr Očka on the 19th of December 2016 at the preliminary meeting with representatives of the three Korean institutions - Mr. Kim Hong Ju, Director of the Division of Development of Industrial Technology of the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy MOET and Mr. HyunJin Cha from the Office of Strategic Planning of the same ministry, Mr. Kim Jung Wook, representing the Korean Institute for Industrial technology KIAT and Mr. Kang Woo Lee from the Korean Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology Keit. These three institutions are the pillars of support for Korean research, development and innovation. Both countries – the Czech Republic and South Korea - are greatly interested in Industry 4.0 and carefully study systems such as the German “smart factory” system. South Korea also pays great attention to its policy of research and evaluation of the success of its support.