IndustryMin earmarks CZK 10bn for smart industrial zones

4. 2. 2019

The Ministry of Industry and Trade will prepare in 2019 the Smart Industrial Zones program, in which it will allocate CZK 10bn to applicants over seven years.

(ČIA) The Ministry of Industry and Trade will prepare in 2019 the Smart Industrial Zones program, in which it will allocate CZK 10bn to applicants over seven years. The program focuses on smart specialisation topics, incl. Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence (AI), nanotechnologies, optoelectronics, photonics or lasers. According to Minister of Industry and Trade Marta Nováková (for ANO), the goal is to turn CR into a European AI excellence centre. Another priority for the ministry for 2019 is to complete the Act on Supported Energy Resources and achieve political consensus on the construction of the new nuclear power source.