Business Development and Investment Agency – CzechInvest
CzechInvest was established in 1992 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The main objective is to advise and support both existing and new entrepreneurs and foreign investors in the Czech Republic.
The Agency significantly contributes to attracting foreign investment and promoting the Czech Republic abroad. Further it provides professional assistance in development of domestic companies and acts as an intermediary between the EU and small and medium-sized enterprises in implementing structural funds in the Czech Republic.
Since 2002 CzechInvest has been one of the key institutions that are involved in the long-term support of clusters in the Czech Republic. Department for Clusters and Business Cooperation is responsible for carrying out promotional activities in this area.
The crucial tasks include the implementation of governmental strategies associated with clusters, providing consultancy services in the field of establishment and development of clusters, mediation grants from the EU and strengthening international cooperation among clusters.