Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic lost 95% of income
For the development passed away two years ago from a life of Antonina Naked chemist annually of the Academy of Sciences transferred to 1.4 billion crowns (about 52 million Euro). These are the most profitable patents, the rights to which belong to Czech science. The financial efficiency of all other developments is estimated only in the tens of millions of crowns per year. It should be noted that in the total amount of additional income of the Academy of Sciences revenues from the development of Antonin Naked is less than half. However, in the field of patents, this is a unique case.
"The example of the Institute of organic chemistry and biochemistry, as well as the patents of Professor Antonin Gologo, is an absolute exception. If we compare the parameters of investments in this Institute and revenues from licenses, it becomes clear that our institution has left far behind the best scientific institutions in the world, including the Massachusetts Institute of technology, Stanford, Princeton University and Harvard. It is absolutely beyond any reality to speculate whether the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic will be able to secure a similar success, which was achieved by Antonin Goly.
Academy of Sciences, as for the ratio between investments and revenues from licenses, thanks to its Institute of organic chemistry and biochemistry is much more successful than the Massachusetts Institute of technology", - says the Chairman of the Czech Academy of Sciences Jiri Dragos.
It is important to focus on the level of investment in research in the Czech Republic. Over the past ten years, Czech scientists have filed only 1,211 applications for patent protection of their developments. For example, in Austria this figure is 15 thousand, and in Germany 256 thousand patent applications.
"In Austria, much more money is invested in science. In this respect, the Czech Republic is below the average of the other 27 countries of the European Union. Our situation corresponds to the level of investment in science, poor functioning of the chain - "basic research-applied research-development-innovation". And, of course, it corresponds to the minimal interest of Czech firms in innovation."
Institutes Of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic are working on a number of developments, which also have all the chances in the future to bring considerable license revenues. In the Czech Republic, technologies for the production of nanofibers and methods of their use are being developed, chemist Jan paszek invented a new method for the production of aniline used in the manufacture of Pneumatics, Czech scientists are successful in improving electron microscopes.
However, as the Chairman of the Academy of Sciences Jiri Dragos adds: "one Cannot expect that someone will automatically be as successful as Professor Naked was. His success at the world level has no analogue."
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