AmCham Slovakia

AmCham representatives met with Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport Branislav Gröhling

On June 2, AmCham representatives met with Minister Branislav Gröhling to discuss common areas of interest and present opportunities for cooperation with the Ministry of Education. 

June 03, 2020

AmCham representatives met with Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance E. Heger

On June 1, AmCham representatives met with Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance Eduard Heger, State Secretary Marcel Klimek, Value for Money Department Director Stefan Kišš and General Director of Tax & Customs Department Daniela Klučková to discuss potential areas for cooperation.

June 01, 2020

Venture Capital in Slovakia and the impact of Covid-19 on Venture Capital

We invite you to listen to very first podcast of Allen&Overy Bratislava dedicated to Venture Capital in Slovakia and the impact of Covid-19 on this industry.

May 26, 2020

Law Firm of the Year for the Seventh Time

The EPRAVO Group s. r. o. publishing house, in cooperation with TREND weekly magazine, announced the 2020 winners of the 8th edition of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year contest on 13 May 2020. RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS law firm claimed the top prize Domestic Law Firm of the Year for the seventh time. 

May 19, 2020

slovak.AI evaluates the government's program statement

Representatives of slovak.AI, the Slovak Center for Research and Development of Artificial Intelligence, which is one of the key centers for supporting the development and implementation of new technologies and especially AI, and which brings together more than 50 organizations operating in the academic, private and non-profit sectors, evaluate the topics of digital agenda set out in the Government Program Statement (PVV).

In the field of informatization - digitization of public administration, they consider the plans of the Government of the Slovak Republic to be very ambitious and in principle agree with the proposals. However, their implementation will require enormous efforts as well as strict elimination of departmentalism, which, according to them, will not be easy.

At the same time, however, they think that digital transformation is mentioned in the PVV as a process that is the only one that can bring the Slovak economy growth prospects - a similar declaration is made in the section on the National Strategic Plan - but also see significant room to emphasize the importance of the digital agenda and its links to science, research, and the human potential of Slovakia.

"We perceive the digitalization of public administration very positively, as it can bring greater transparency and efficiency to the functioning of the state. However, it is still a catch-up and Slovakia, if it wants to move forward, must excel in the excellence of its services and talent - especially by developing its own innovations through science and applied research. For foreign investors, tax breaks and competitive wages are no longer enough to move their development activities to us. They are attracted by their top talent and a favorable innovation ecosystem supported from the highest level of the state ", says Gabriel Galgóci, a member of the board of Slovak.AI.

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