The National Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of the Czech Republic is a strategic document ensuring that resources from European, national and local budgets and related private resources are effectively targeted at supporting oriented and applied research and innovation within prioritised promising areas.
The identification and development of these promising areas, i.e. the “smart specialization” builds on the strengths of the Czech Republic and individual regions. It strives for targeted “smart” use of the opportunities offered by our economic background and research and innovation capacities. At the same time, the weaknesses of the innovation system, which represent barriers to the development of the innovation environment as a whole, are being addressed.
"National RIS3 strategy conditions the drawing of operational programs to be financed from the EU funds"
The existence and functioning of the National RIS3 Strategy is a basic condition for the implementation of the interventions of the cohesion policy of the European Union (hereinafter to be referred to as the EU) in the field of research, development and innovation.
The long-term strategic vision formulates the basic direction of the Czech Republic's development with an emphasis on the knowledge economy and economic transformation so that the competitiveness based on innovation grows and the Czech Republic is not as dependent on low-cost competitiveness as it is now.