On 17th June 2016 the US National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a new call for proposals under the PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) programme. Unlike in the last call, the Czech Republic is now also a partner country in this call as in January 2016 the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) indicated a formal interest in collaboration with NSF.
To enhance international cooperation in applied research, a memorandum was signed in Tokio on Friday, June 17, 2016, between the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) and the Japanese NEDO organization (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization).
For the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) it is good news that in this important document for the Czech Republic the OECD repeatedly mentions the TA CR and its work. ῞For us it is an indicator that the work which we carry out is at least comparable with other economically developed countries. It doesn’t often happen that a state organisation after not quite six years following its foundation is mentioned in OECD documents as an example of good practice″ said Martin Bunček, deputy chairman of the TA CR.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic welcomes the idea of addressing the EU´s innovation deficit. We have studied the proposal prepared by RTD Taskforce. Here are few remarks concerning the key questions, as mentioned in the document presented in the EC proposal.
On 27th April 2016, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) launched the third call for proposals in research and experimental development (hereinafter the call) for the Program of support for applied research and experimental development DELTA (hereinafter the DELTA programme) and according to the law no. 130/2002 Coll. on support of research, experimental development and innovation from the public funds and on amendement of certain related acts (hereinafter LSRD), according to the Framework for State aid for research, development and innovation (2014 / C 198/01) and in accordance with the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014 dated on June 17, 2014.