RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Research and development activities at BUT centre around non-specified research receiving funding from the state budget. Attention is also given to research projects that are clearly defined and supported by contracting authorities such as the Czech Science Foundation, grant agencies of the Czech government ministries, international grant agencies, and scientific and research programmes.
A major part of applied research is initiated directly by industrial companies both domestic and international (Škoda Auto, Šmeral, IBM, ABB, Philips, Flextronics, ČEZ, IMOS, etc.)
Brno University of Technology participates in several scientific centres and associations such as:
- Aerospace Research Centre – Institute of Aerospace Engineering, FME
- Centre for Manufacturing Technology - FME
- Research Centre for Applied Cybernetics - FEEC
- Centre for Integrated Design of Progressive Building Structures - FCE
- Centre for Computer Graphics - FIT
- BUT Association for Biomedical Engineering and Bionics
Professorship and Habilitation Procedures
Technology Transfer Department
The task of the BUT Technology Transfer Department is to help promote commercial applications of the outcomes of research conducted at BUT to accelerate its development and enhance the innovation potential of the region and its economic growth.
Since September 2003 the BUT Technological Incubator has been providing protected environment for new innovative companies. Starting businesses are offered favourable prices of rented rooms, office services, consulting on finances, intellectual ownership, business plans, etc. A company wishing to use the services of the BUT Technological Incubator must meet several requirements. Its business plan must have an innovation potential (new technology, patent, know-how, ...) applicable in the commercial sphere.
For more information, visit the website of the South Moravian Innovation Centre.
South Moravian Innovation Centre
The South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) supports innovation businesses and commercial applications of research and development. It also serves as a go-between for research departments at universities and commercial companies maximising the research and development potential at regional and national levels.
University Development Fund
The University Development Fund (FRVŠ) annually allocates funding from the national university budget as decided by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports following directions from the University Council. This funding is used for subsidies to projects designed to develop higher-education in the Czech Republic and help improve education at universities controlled by the ministry. By law, every FRVŠ project be designed to conform with the mission statement of its home university. For more information, please, visit www.frvs.cz.