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Back for the Future

Objective

The project Back for the Future (Back4Future) intends to upgrade the currently existing Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) seated in Brno, Czech Republic, and bring it up to the level of a true Centre of Excellence in the fields of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies. The addressed research area is in a direct link with the recent EU initiatives, namely the Key Enabling Technologies. This should be done by implementation of a “break-through” strategy based on expertise and direct collaboration with external top-performance institutes. In this respect the project benefits from the geographic, historical and cultural proximity of Vienna and its renowned two universities: Vienna University of Technology (TUW) and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) which are members of the project consortium. They act in the project as the leading universities in technical and life sciences, respectively, towards the CEITEC partner institutions. In this way a unique CEITEC combination of advanced materials and technologies with life sciences is fully matched and provides optimal conditions for multi- and cross-disciplinary cooperation in the consortium. This should lead to increasing scientific capabilities, improving of innovation performance and maximizing chances to obtain competitive funding. Moreover, the innovation culture should be boosted in general, utilized in more intensive cooperation with high-tech companies and spread to substantially increased number of start-up companies in the South Moravia and nearby regions.
We envisage extending these activities beyond the end of the Back4Future project and to the wider region, including Bratislava, Wroclaw and, possibly, Budapest, Linz, Graz and Prague.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Czechia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 133 553,75

Participants (5)

Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 46 048,75
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Ustav fyziky materialu, Akademie Ved Ceske republiky, v.v.i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 28 378,75
Address
Zizkova 22
61662 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 28 891,25
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 89 515
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 43 515
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments