Prague as a Knowledge City-Region

Jakub Pechlát



Prague is well known as political, economic and cultural centre of the country. In recent years, cities and regions are regarded and analyzed as knowledge-based economies. This paper tries to summarize selected data allowing the description of Prague as a knowledge-based regional economy and its development as such in the last decade. Presented are various available indicators together with findings of selected recent innovation-related analyses and data on financial support from EU Structural Funds. Furthermore, this paper introduces city development strategies and explains how they aspire to contribute to the development of the city as a knowledge-based economy.


knowledge region; regional innovation policy; regional innovation statistics; European funds; city development strategy

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TEORIE VĚDY / THEORY OF SCIENCE – journal for interdisciplinary studies of science is published twice a year by the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies). ISSN 1210-0250 (Print) ISSN 1804-6347 (Online) MK ČR E 18677 web: /// email: