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Back for the Future

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.

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)

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Masarykova univerzita

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 46 048,75

Ustav fyziky materialu, Akademie Ved Ceske republiky, v.v.i.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 28 378,75

MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 28 891,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 89 515

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 43 515

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 763685

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.a.

  • Overall budget:

    € 369 902,50

  • EU contribution

    € 369 902,50

Coordinated by:

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE

Czechia