- About us
There are altogether 24 academic and industrial facilities across different parts of the Czech Republic participating in the NCC for MATCA that share a common interest in advanced technologies R&D.
The NCK MATCA consortium has grown noticeably over the period of its existence and from the original seven founding members, a total of 20 NCK MATCA institutes from the academic and industrial sphere, which combine research and development of advanced technologies, are currently scattered across the Czech Republic.
We would like to continue our very promising cooperation and applied research, and continue to connect the academic and industrial spheres. Therefore, in April this year, an application was submitted for the second public competition of the Program of the National Centre of Competence, announced by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR). Not only all the current institutes of our consortium, but also four new partners (Institute for Hydrodynamics of the CAS, v. v. i., SHM, s. r. o., ad-tech s.r.o. and Advanced Metal Powders s.r.o.) enter with us into the follow-up NCK MATCA 2.
The results of the competition will be known until 30th November 2022.
Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i. is a public research institution established in 2006 by the Czech Academy of Sciences. It consists of five formerly independent research facilities (Institute of Entomology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Institute of Parasitology, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Institute of Soil Biology) and technical-economic administration that was assuring the provision of administrative and technical services. Since 2016, the Centre has hosted a SoWa research infrastructure focused on the comprehensive study of soil and water ecosystems.
The Biology Centre’s primary focus is on research that concentrates on biological and biology/ecology disciplines, mainly entomology, hydrobiology, plant molecular biology, parasitology and soil biology. The main objective of the activities of the Centre is collecting, processing and extending findings about free-living and parasitic organisms, their mutual interactions and their impact on ecosystems and other organisms (including humans), at molecular and cellular levels and at the level of organisms and ecosystems. In addition, Biology Centre provides expert opinions and recommendations across all their disciplines, organizes researcher meetings, and seeks to translate the findings of scientific research into practice, including technology development.