Last week, a study visit in Norway was held by representatives of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR). They became acquainted with the work of the Research Council of Norway (RCN) in Oslo and presented a new KAPPA programme and possibilities for cooperation with the Czech Republic at the CLIMIT Summit.
ERA-NET Cofund Calls give an opportunity to research community to apply for financial support for their joint international research project. It is an opportunity for Czech applicants - businesses and research organizations - to submit projects with international partners together. These calls are jointly announced by the research funding organizations (RFO) involved in the respective Cofund Scheme.
The call preparation of the new KAPPA Programme financed by the EEA and Norway Grants is currently in progress at the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. The Programme is focused on international cooperation in the area of applied research with partners from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
On 26 September 2018, the government appointed prof. Ing. Petr Konvalinka, CSc., FEng. as the new chairman of the board of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, replacing Petr Očko, who is now a deputy at the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade.
During his official visit to the Czech Republic, OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría visited the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) on 16 July 2018. During the meeting, he discussed with representatives of TA CR and state administration the OECD recommendations of the “OECD Economic Survey – Czech Republic 2018”. The participants also discussed new challenges for the Czech economy and particularly applied research.