Analytical and Conceptual Materials for Public Administration

Analytical studies 

The TC prepares analytical studies in the area of research, development and innovation and uses them as the basis for preparing conceptual background information for qualified decision-making by the public administration, regional governments and EU authorities while formulating research, development and innovation policies. Main clients on the national level in this area include the Ministry of Youth, Education and Sports, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the R&D Council and regional government authorities (in the Prague region). On the international level, the TC cooperates with a number of foreign partners on preparing analytical-conceptual studies for the EC’s Directorates-General, OECD and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC-IPTS).

A specialised website oriented at strategic studies is available here.

Outlook studies and foresight methodology development

The TC prepares outlook studies used by the public administration on the national and regional levels for the formulation of research, development and innovation policies. Using the outlook studies, the TC prepares proposals for strategic research directions and research priorities for the public administration and individual research organisations. For these purposes, the TC uses modern foresight methods that it constantly works to improve in cooperation with leading foreign institutions and the UNIDO organisation.

A specialised website oriented at strategic studies is available here.

Evaluation of research, development and innovation support programmes 

Evaluation of research, development and innovation support programmes is an important part of the strategic approach towards the creation and realisation of research and innovation policies. The TC cooperates with public administration authorities on the development of methods for evaluating research, development and innovation support programmes and uses these methods to evaluate the results and impacts of support measures realised by these authorities. The TC uses the results of programme evaluations while preparing proposals for new research, development and innovation support programmes.

A specialised website oriented at strategic studies is available here.

Complex audit of national innovation systems

The national innovation system is an organic structure that goes through constant development and development-related changes. For this reason, the TC monitors trends in the development of national innovation systems in developed and developing countries and participates in a complex audit of these systems performed with the goal of attaining a suitable configuration of innovation policies on European, national and regional levels.

A specialised website oriented at strategic studies is available here.

Monitoring and analysis of CR’s participation in EU Framework Programmes

The TC constantly monitors and evaluates the CR’s participation in the framework programmes of the EU, prepares studies analysing individual aspects of Czech participation in these programmes and, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, proposes measures aimed at improving the CR’s participation in the European Research Area.

A specialised website with information about FP7 is available here.