Title: Challenges for R&I policy-making in Czech Republic
The main innovation challengez in Czech Republic are:
- Reforming the governance of public research: Governance of the R&I system suffers from a lack of coordination, fragmented division of competences and poor evaluation standards.
- Opening the labour market for researchers: Human resource management practices in the public sector could be improved by reducing scholar in-breeding, intensifying competition both internally and from abroad and making careers more attractive for young people.
- Strengthening public-private linkages: Despite the sustained policy efforts, linkages between public and private R&D sectors could be further improved. Knowledge transfer incentives are set at the level of individual organizations. A national strategy for knowledge transfer is lacking.
- Deepening innovation capabilities and demand-driven innovation: the current policy mix is dominated by R&D subsidy programmes with limited efforts devoted to supporting venture capital or business angels and revolving funds.