The Czech economy is at a crossroads and will have to decide in which direction it will take in the near future. Long-term low unemployment, which has not been significantly affected even by the COVID economic crisis, confirms the assumption that the current economic model is exhausted. Companies and entrepreneurs can no longer rely on cheap labour and subcontracting to multinationals in the long term. In light of downward pressure on prices, sustainability, the automation and robotization of work, and as well as strong competition from Asia in particular, this model simply cannot withstand in the long run. The economy is running up against its limits and, if it wants to be successful and prosperous, it must focus on technological transformation leading to higher added value. Czech companies such as Rohlík.cz, Kiwi or Productboard show that Czechs can create innovative companies with global ambitions.
What are the strengths of Czech business that the economy can build on? What must we do in order to maximize the full potential of new technologies and innovations to our advantage? And what conditions should the state create for new "unicorns" to be born in our country?