In accordance with the Digital Czech Republic document (or its section Digital Economy and Society), it can be stated that digital transformation is an opportunity for the Czech Republic to modernise internally, to transition to a knowledge-based economy, and to create innovative domestic enterprises with high added value. Therefore it is included
The following objectives have been set for this key area of change:
Strategic objective: D. Increase the use of new technologies and digitalisation.
The purpose of this objective is to make businesses invest in technology, robotics and automation and to implement the Industry 4.0 principles. It should also lead to the development of systematic support for SMEs in this area, including the necessary infrastructure and services, support for the building and development of Digital Innovation Hubs and investments complementary to the European Digital Europe programme. In addition, this objective aims at the establishment of endogenous businesses using new technologies to create new products and services.
This strategic objective is monitored by the following indicators.
D 1 Promoting digitalisation and the use of new technologies in business
Given the lack of investment so far, this specific objective is aimed at supporting the development of digitalisation (including investment in technology, the use of high-speed internet, etc.), support for robotics and automation, the ability to respond to new technological trends, and the introduction of Industry 4.0 principles (not only in industry, but also in other branches and sectors, such energy, transport, construction, agriculture, etc.). In this context, it is also necessary to focus on developing support for the integration and deployment of digital technologies in SMEs, including related infrastructure and services. At the same time, efforts will also be made to use the possibility of supporting innovation and digital infrastructure (e.g. Digital Innovation Hubs, hereinafter referred to as DIH) from European and national sources. Given the current, rather fragmented support for SMEs in the digital field by the state, the aim is to systematise this support.
D 2 Promoting digitalisation and the use of new technologies in the public sphere
This specific objective is aimed at supporting the development of the e-public administration and electronic public space, with the purpose to increase both the supply of e-Government services by public institutions and the demand for these services by citizens. Activities that generally increase the demand for innovative solutions and solutions based on digital technologies and artificial intelligence, such as the Smart Cities concept, open data, etc., will be supported. Increasing the coverage and availability of high-speed internet and the development of areas related to cyber-security are also pre-requisites for increasing the demand and supply of digital solutions. It will also be crucial to simplify and modernise public administration processes (i.e. not to digitise existing procedures, but to adapt and simplify them, possibly together with relevant legislation). Supporting the staffing of digitalisation experts is also crucial for the implementation of activities. Digitalisation in the energy sector is also an important aspect.