Factsheet for case CZ-2020-14/492 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 03 April 2020 – 15 May 2020|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/innovation
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Case created||12 April 2020 (updated 27 October 2020)|
On 2 April 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu České republiky, MPO ČR ) announced a one-stage public tender in research, development and innovation (Act No. 130/2002 Coll. (the “Act”) in The Country for the Future (the “Program”), Sub-Program 3 “Innovation in Practice”.). The tender is aimed at SMEs only.
The program Country for the Future was approved by the government in May 2019, however, the current situation associated with the expansion of COVID- 19 forced government to change the partial focus of the program.
Currently, the public tender is thematically aimed at the introduction of new innovative solutions (innovative can be both processes/organisation or products) which can in various respects help to combat the COVID-19 crisis or similar future health threat. Subsidies will also be provided for prevention-related innovations.
The total allocation of the programme is CZK 300,000,000 (€11,021,308 approx.).
The projects that can be supported:
Amount of subsidy:
The program will be able to get a subsidy up to 100% for:
Up to 25% of project costs may be allocated to project related costs such as:
The launch of the solution must begin in the period from 4 April 2020 to 1 September 2020. The duration of the project solution is a maximum of 36 months, and the completion of the solution should be no later than 31 August 2023.
According to the press release of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO ČR), 34 projects of the total of 52 project applications have been supported.
|Does not apply to workers||
||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
In general, social partners, which are members of tripartite body (Council of economic and social agreement, Rada hospodářské a sociální dohody, RHSD) were informed and consulted in both formal (requested by institutional settings) and informal ways. They were not involved in the management of the policy measures.
Eurofound (2020), Country for the Future - Innovation to practice (COVID) - Digitalisation and innovations , case CZ-2020-14/492 (measures in Czechia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.