Research, development and innovation
The goal of this program is to contribute to the development of an educated society via investments into developments of human potential with the aim of boosting competitiveness of the Czech Republic. The program is to contribute to securing equal opportunities in education and improving competences on the jobs market and to strengthen capacities for quality research.
The principal aim of the OP EIC is to support development competitiveness and to help maintain a sustainable economy based on know-how and innovation. Czech corporations should be able to enter world markets and create plenty of job opportunities. The priorities in this programming period include developing economies based on know-how and innovation, supporting a more competitive market whith less burden on resources and supporting high employment.
OP Prague — Growth Pole of the Czech Republic is a successor to the OP Prague — Adaptability (OP PA) and the OP Prague — Competitiveness (OP PC).
The Operational Program aims to support research and development, small and medium-sized enterprises, low-carbon footprint economies, social services and education. It is essential to secure that all forms of resources (land, real estate and infrastructure, energy, finances) are utilized effectively in the spirit of sustainable development.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic is an organizational unit of the stat that was founded in 2009 by the Act No. 130/2002 Coll. on the support of research, experimental development and innovation. The creation of TA CR is one of the cornerstones of the fundamental reforms in research and development (R&D) in the Czech Republic. The key features of the reform is the redistribution of financial support from the national budget. The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic simplifies the state support of applied research and experimental development which has been fragmented and implemented by many bodies before the reform.
The goal of the cooperation is to develop active cooperation between the private and public sectors in the field of innovations.
Community programs serve to increase cooperation and solving of problems common for member and candidate states of the EU in fields directly linked to politics of the EU.
The European Union contributes in the range of 40-75 % to chosen projects.
Community programs are managed by the European Commission or specialized agencies. Unlike structural fonds, they are not meant for a member state but for a specific program.