- 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.
Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) is a part of Palacký University in Olomouc. RCPTM focuses mainly on knowledge transfer in areas such as nanotechnology, materials and optical sciences. RCPTM aims to engage top scientists from all over the world into its research, with emphasis placed on transitioning their knowledge to students, PhD students and other researchers. RCPTM attracts foreign experts by inviting them to work in top-quality research teams.
RCPTM has several successful projects. Two of them involve the research of ultra-high energy cosmic rays in collaboration with Pierre Auger Observatory, Argentina, and the University of Chicago. Another project explores cosmic-ray gamma photons in Chile and on Canary Islands. RCPTM also participates in the international research centre CERN, focusing on the ATLAS-CERN project.
Palacký University in Olomouc also contributes to a join project in cooperation with the Joint Laboratory of Optics (SLO) of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The SLO was established in 1985 and focuses on applied optics, experimental particle physics, quantum and non-linear optics and waves, as well as holography.