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Projects and grants are an important element in supporting science and research. They are the main source of funding for science and research at VSB-TUO and an important motivating factor for researchers. For example, in 2020, seven new Horizon 2020 projects were launched at VSB-TUO. Researchers here are thus involved in the implementation of 17 prestigious international projects with a total budget of over 8 million EUR and two large infrastructure projects (e-INFRA CZ and ENREGAT) worth almost 270 million CZK.

The Project Support Centre, assists and supports researchers and teachers in preparing project applications for grants from national and international sources.

Master's and PhD students have the opportunity to participate in the Student Grant Competition (SGS), which is financially supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The aim of SGS is to increase and support the scientific research activities of PhD and Master's students in collaboration with academic staff. The main objective of the Doctoral Grant Competition (DGS), which was first announced in 2021, is to support the scientific research projects carried out by full-time doctoral students at VSB-TUO.

TOP Projects


Horizon 2020 is the European Union's eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, supporting world-class science. It builds on the research framework programmes which the EU has been developing since 1980. With a budget of almost 80 billion EUR, Horizon 2020 is the biggest and most important EU programme funding science, research, and innovation in the period 2014-2020. VSB-TUO has been awarded 24 international Horizon 2020 projects.


The Research Fund for Coal and Steel supports innovative technology research in sectors related to the coal and steel industries. The grants are intended for international projects - research, pilot and demonstration projects - that are of European importance and take scientific and technical knowledge in a given field or sector to a higher technical level. VSB-TUO is involved in three projects from this fund.


The SMARt and Green District (SMARAGD) strategy offers the Moravian-Silesian Region a comprehensive solution to social challenges in the fields of materials, energy, environment, and IT in one place. The aim of the integrated structure, of which VSB-TUO is a part, is to create a shared research and innovation infrastructure. The mission of the project is also to prevent the migration of talented people from the Region, and to support the creation of innovative companies of international importance.

Large Research Infrastructure

Large Research Infrastructure are unique facilities that are highly intensive in terms of knowledge and technology. They operate on the principle of open access to their facilities. Host research organisations always operate large research infrastructure primarily for the use of all their potential users from other research organisations or innovating companies.


Coordinator: Ing. Jan Gruntorád
Duration: January 2020 – December 2022


Coordinator: prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.
Duration: January 2019 – December 2022