Central European Institute of Technology
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|Industry||Life sciences and advanced materials and technologies|
|Genre||European centre of excellence|
|Headquarters||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Markus Dettenhofer, CEO|
CEITEC (Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic) is a European centre of excellence in the fields of life sciences and advanced materials and technologies, which was established by the most prominent Brno universities (Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology etc.) and research institutes, with the support of the South Moravian Region and the City of Brno. It is an establishment of modern laboratories with state-of-art instrumentation and technologies that will ensure suitable conditions for conducting both basic and applied research.
The centre conducts research and provides advanced postgraduate and postdoctoral education in the following fields: nanotechnologies and microtechnologies, structural biology, genomics and proteomics going into advanced materials and medicine. The high-tech technologies installed enable synergic study in the subjects of life and material sciences on all currently available levels of complexity, starting with individual atoms, through molecules, molecule groups and cells to whole organisms.
The uniqueness of the centre is based on inter-connection and targeted cooperation of the best research teams of partner institutions. This cooperation is further supported by the best infrastructure, international mobility and a system of management stemming from the experience of the best world research institutes. Within the project, modern instruments and equipment, including the construction of structures to house the ten core facilities (central laboratories), will be conceptually added to the existing infrastructure of the partner institutions. The joint use of the state-of-the-art infrastructure will enable, in addition to narrowly specialized research, intensive cooperation among fields and a higher-quality environment for students and young scientists.
Among main features of integration will be the core facilities (central laboratories), which will be from the reason of maximizing synergies concentrated in two sites, the University campus and Pod Palackého vrchem campus. Laboratories in the Bohunice campus will focus on life sciences and biomedicine and may benefit from being near to the Faculty Hospital in Brno and the Biotech Incubator INBIT. At the Pod Palackého vrchem campus, which neighbours the Czech Technology Park, there will be a centre for material science and advanced technologies.
The European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations, priority axis 1 – European Centres of Excellence is considered a major source of funding for CEITEC – managed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.