Talent Boost: Attracting Excellent Researchers in the Natural and Technical Sciences to the Region
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU
|The region's economic security can be threatened by a wide range of risks, such as job losses, external financial crisis, inflation, lack of raw materials and components, reduction of the ability to compete on a global level, ageing of the population, or lack of qualified workers. One of the ways to face economic threats is to attract excellent researchers and talents to the region. Thanks to these people, the region achieves higher research and innovation performance, its economy acquires a knowledge dimension, and is better prepared for international competition or facing global crises. The aim of the paper is to evaluate a unique project implemented in the South Moravian Region, the essence of which was to attract scientists from abroad. As part of this initiative, more than 70 scientists (mainly from the natural and technical sciences) came to Brno to conduct their excellent research. Approximately half of them remained in the region even after the end of the project. However, the region also benefits from scientists who left Brno. These scientists cooperate with their host workplaces and promote Brno in the world as a place where cutting-edge research is carried out.