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Strengthening Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research at CEITEC

Objective

The Czech Republic (CR) is one of the most industrial members of EU with the share of the industrial sector on GDP reaching 35 % and offering over 2 million jobs. However, to sustain and improve competitiveness in the future decades, this sector needs to absorb new trends and challenges in technologically demanding areas, especially in the Key Enabling Technologies representing a group of six technologies that are among the priority action lines of European industrial policy. Already now the KET-related production constitutes more than 20 % of the total industrial production of the CR, but its potentials is significantly higher.
Within the project SINNCE, we aim at the strengthening of the KET-related nanoscience and nanotechnology research at CEITEC, a prominent research institution in the Czech Republic, which is a prerequisite for the future development of KET-related industry. The successful implementation of the SINNCE project and meeting its objectives will be verified by an increase in the key performance measurable indicators such as number of high quality publications, joint publications, invited talks, new scientific grant proposals, etc.
The project SINNCE will link CEITEC with three research-intensive institutions around a Twinning Action. Those institutions, ETH Zurich, TU Vienna, and Weizmann Institute, are based in countries with a good performance in the KET-related industry and have experience with KET-related research.
The successful implementation of the project is enabled by recent investments of EU FP7 programmes into CEITEC that brought its instrumental basis to a state-of-the-art level and directed the research performance of CEITEC to a growing trajectory. CEITEC is also identified within the Smart Specialization Strategy of CR as one of 5 Centres of Excellence and the only one related to multiple KETs. CEITEC is thus qualified to become the national leader in the KET-related research and a pillar of the national innovation strategy.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-05-2017-Twinning
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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
€ 546 150

Participants (3)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 192 077,50
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 117 110
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 142 675
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments