- 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.
J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i. is a public research institution that aims at developing research in physical chemistry and chemical physics with emphasis placed on exploring the relationships between structure and reactivity of substances. Its primary focus is on theoretical and experimental research which concentrates on chemical and physico-chemical processes at atomic and molecular levels (substance structure and dynamics, reaction mechanisms) in gas, liquid and solid phases, and at their interfaces). The research is mainly conducted for systems with significance for chemical catalysis and for sorption, electrochemical and biological processes, including the preparation and the characterisation of new catalytic, and sorption, electrode and other special materials.