Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Innovation of the Czech Republic 

Jana Havlíková is currently Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Innovation of the Czech Republic. Her portfolio consists mainly of science diplomacy, international R&I collaboration, trusted research and knowledge valorisation. She also takes interest in semiconductor R&D, supply chain resilience and in emerging technologies like quantum and AI. Previously, she worked in academia where she focused on strategic managementFrom 2014 to 2017, she served at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs as Chief Advisor and Head of the Minister’s Cabinet. Prior to that, she actively participated in international compensation programmes for slave and forced labour and other Nazi war crimes, established by the German Federal Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future and the Austrian Fund for Reconciliation, Peace and Cooperation. She has long been active in non-profit organizations that research the injustice suffered during the Nazi regime, preserve the memories of survivors, and promote democratic values and human rights. She holds a Master’s degree in History (with focus on international relations history and diplomacy) and Czech Language and Literature from the Charles University in Prague.