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AI & Digital

Areas of interest

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cybersecurity   
  • Sound and text recognition
  • Natural language processing
  • FinTech and InsurTech   
  • Software development
  • Machine learning            
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cloud solutions
  • Biometrics
  • ICT solutions
  • Machine vision
  • 5G networks
  • Data science
  • Data centres

The Czech Republic is one of the best European destinations for investments in information and communication technologies (ICT). This is confirmed by the strong inflow of projects with high value added from leading global companies in this area and the local tradition of outstanding technical fields. The list of successful investors in the country includes, for example, Microsoft, Skype, Tieto, Red Hat, SolarWinds, IBM, Cisco, Oracle, H2O.ai and MSD IT.

In addition to foreign companies, however, a full range of ICT companies of Czech origin, such as Avast, GoodData, Y Soft, Seznam.cz, Socialbakers and STRV, operate in the Czech Republic. These companies have succeeded in expanding and are now known practically worldwide. The Czech Republic is also home to several top-level research centres that have achieved outstanding results and won awards in the area of information and communication technologies. This refers to, for example, the Artificial Intelligence Centre, the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, IT4Innovations, the Research Centre for Informatics and the National Cybersecurity Centre. Nearly six thousand creative, innovative and qualified students in ICT study programmes graduate from Czech universities every year. 

Thanks to investments in ICT infrastructure, not only Prague, but also other Czech regions are becoming attractive destinations. Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, is considered to be the Czech IT centre, where the needs of companies are fulfilled by skilled specialists from institutions focusing on research and development and advanced ICT infrastructure. Ostrava has also received international recognition in recent years thanks to projects such as IT4Innovations. 
 

ICT has a bright future in the Czech Republic. It pays to invest in it 

 

27300

university students and graduates in ICT study programmes

200000

people employed in the ICT sector

13000

ICT companies with annual turnover of more than CZK 500,000

 

Reasons to invest

  • well-developed IT infrastructure, robust fibre-optic network
  • more than 700 research workers at 12 public institutions and universities, hundreds of others at private research and development centres
  • high level of expertise in speech, sound and image recognition, general artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, machine learning and other fields
  • growing presence of leading IT companies such as Red Hat, Cisco, Microsoft, Skype, CA Technologies, Oracle and IBM
  • globally known Czech companies such as Avast, GoodData, Y Soft, Socialbakers, STRV, Flowmon Networks and Kiwi.com
  • national and European institutional support in the form of nationwide development strategies, support programmes, startup incubators and accelerators
  • excellent initiatives and platforms, such as prg.ai, AICzechia and AiCenter, that promote the development of artificial intelligence in the Czech Republic  

 
Adela BartovaSektorová specialistka pro AI & DigitalAdela.Bartova@czechinvest.org
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