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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.
Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i. is an innovative leader in plasma powder applications, plasma waste treatment and plasma discharge for medical purposes. The institute specializes in researching fusion reactor components and technologies, in preparing special plasma spraying layers, in EUV laser ablation of solid targets, in developing high-power microwave generators, in researching industrial application of biomass and waste materials plasma gasification methods.
The Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences maintains a long-term and extensive cooperation with foreign and Czech research organisations participating in a number of national and international research projects. The Institute specializes in creating practical products and technologies, including waster stabilised plasma burners, plasma cutting, special heat-resistant ceramic pipes development and researching, developing and manufacturing shock-wave lithotripsy devices.