Research & development

As of 2015, there are more than 9,900 university students enrolled in studies programmes related to nanotechnology and advanced materials in the Czech Republic; this number follows the upward trend of the last ten years. Approximately 1,800 other students are enrolled in doctoral programmes.

Thanks to growing support from the Czech government as well as from the European Union, several new, outstanding research facilities have been established. Having the most advanced equipment and the infrastructure of well-established universities, these facilities are able to participate in top-level basic and applied research projects worldwide with strong emphasis on meeting the needs of industry.


CEITEC is a multidisciplinary science centre focused on life sciences and advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognised centre for basic as well as applied research. It is a consortium whose partners include the most prominent universities and research institutes in Brno, and it benefits from the support of the Region of South Moravia and the City of Brno. CEITEC offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for research divided into 64 groups and seven programmes.

Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation

The Technical University of Liberec and its Faculty of Textile Engineering have become well known due to their international patent for the industrial production of nanofibers commercialised as Nanospider™ by the company Elmarco. This was also an important impetus for the creation of the Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation (CxI) involved in competitive engineering with the main goal of long-term support for industrial research activities.

Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials

The Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) is a scientific and research centre connected to the Faculty of Science at Palacky University in Olomouc. Its chief objective is to produce superlative research and to transfer high-tech products and advanced technologies into medical, industrial and environmental practice with pronounced emphasis on connecting the centre to international networks and collaborations.

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