Among the new EU member states, the Czech Republic belong to the elite in the bio-tech sector
Dear colleagues, a ground-breaking report has been published, assessing bio-tech industry in 12 new EU member states and also in candidate countries of Turkey and Croatia. Apart from an evaluation of the state of the bio-tech industry it also suggests ways in which the governments of the new EU and candidate states can appropriately support this sector. It also lists opportunities for 260 bio-tech companies from those 14 states.
Even though the Czech Republic is among countries with the fastest growing bio-tech industry, there is still a wide gap between it and European bio-tech powers like Switzerland or Great Britain. Its weakest spot is a lack of political continuity and unclear scopes of individual ministries in enforcing a suitable approach to supporting biotechnologies.