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We cooperate with important partners with whom we mutually support each other’s interests for over long periods of time. Thanks to these partners, we are able to improve. In 2018, we cooperated with more than 1,300 different external entities with revenues of over CZK 170 million. Moreover, the development is very dynamic, as confirmed by the chart below.

Most substantively, IT4Innovations national supercomputing centre cooperates with different companies, mainly in the form of scientific research projects.

Ing. Ivo Žižka (board member and director of human resources and external relations, Třinecké železárny)



We have been successfully cooperating with VSB - Technical University of Ostrava for many years. Our cooperation focuses primarily on research and development, which particularly benefits our production, and has been very valuable to us for a long period of time. Our cooperation has been progressively changing its focus towards education in two main respects. Firstly, our experts have the possibility to influence the content of study programmes at the university (directly or through membership in the scientific, industrial or management board), they participate in teaching in the form of thematic lectures. Secondly, academics educate our current and, above all, future employees. Together, we cooperate on lectures for secondary and elementary schools in order to popularise technical education. Our long-term cooperation is a prime example of a partnership between a university and a large enterprise.

Ing. Jan Přikryl Ph.D. (head of technical service at PRECHEZA a.s.)



Our partnership began in 1998 researching the mechanics of bulk materials produced by our company. Over time, our cooperation was extended to several other workplaces. For example, from 2006 - 2009 we co-developed photocatalytic composites at the Centre of Nanotechnologies. Then, from 2014 – 2017, we were focused on the development of friction composites at the Regional materials science and technology centre. At the Department of Chemistry, in the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, we had the opportunity to lead and critique diploma theses from 2016 - 2017. The "Verification of the possibility of separation of titanium compounds" project was carried out at the Institute of Clean Technologies for Mining and Utilization of Raw Materials for Energy Use in the Faculty of Mining and Geology from 2017 -2018. Furthermore, at the Bulk Solids Centre within the ENET Centre, we have been measuring the properties of bulk materials since 1998.

The above shows that VSB-TUO is not only a long-term partner, but also a reliable one, which offers a wide background of support for solving a wide range of issues. We work together to develop the field of industrial chemistry, not only through education, but also through numerous public events, which are traditionally organised by VSB-TUO.

Long-term partners

Major partners according to the level of cooperation from 2016 - 2018