Supporting talents

With talented and motivated pupils, students, and scientists, we would make it a city of innovation. That’s why we’re using this series of activities to try and increase the number of pupils and students dedicated to science, with the potential to continue their professional careers in any of the local science/research centres.

Throughout your studies, the projects, activities, or events that we help implement or organise directly may come in handy on your way to education.

Together with our other partners, the city of Brno organises or financially supports several activities to support talented youth and attract gifted scientists from abroad. Therefore we’ve prepared a comprehensive range of options for numerous pupils, students, and beginning scientists.

Activities for primary school pupils

Science and educational centre Bioskop 
(supported by the Statutory City of Brno)

This centre aims to create an educational form that brings the fascinating world of science closer in a fun and practical way while also enabling the public to get to know science practically—furthermore, two lecturers with experience working with children and students in a modern laboratory. The scope and length of the lessons are adapted to the age categories of 6-11, 12-15, and 16 and older.

Operator: Masaryk University

FabLab Experience
(supported by the Statutory City of Brno)

The FabLab Experience is a semi-trailer that, when parked, turns into a workshop full of modern production machines. It offers primary and secondary school students a practical education in digital production technologies. It allows them to learn up-to-date information about current production and prototyping, try out all the machines, and even create something using them.

Operator: JIC, z.s.p.o.

Activities for secondary school students

Support for the Secondary School Scientific Research (SOČ)

JCMM helps students from South Moravian secondary schools achieve excellent results at the SOČ with a focus on natural science and technical fields. The most successful solvers often represent the Czech Republic at similar international competitions.

Organiser: JCMM, z.s.p.o


Robotiáda is an international robotics competition intended for girls and boys aged 6-9. Have you ever wanted to build your own living Lego robot? One that can be programmed and obeys your every word? Good, because this will be your task and your ticket to participate in this breathtaking cybernetic tournament.

Organiser: JCMM, z.s.p.o


N-trophy is a competition for secondary school students full of experiments and research in a unique university environment. Teams compete in four disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, and logic.

Organizátor: JCMM, z.s.p.o


Visits to university laboratories for secondary school students where they can find out more about the field they want to study in the future. Topics such as veterinary medicine, microbiology, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, mathematics, astronomy, molecular biotechnology, and genetics are offered.

Organiser: JCMM, z.s.p.o

Supporting talented students, so-called “Nadáči” (Gifted)

“Nadáči” is a group of smart, hardworking, and inquisitive students from the South Moravian Region who are often among the best in their field. They’re fond of science and technology, they like to explore, research, and invent. Each year, from the freshman year of secondary school to the third year of university, they receive CZK 36,000 for their self-education. They can spend this money on specialist literature, language courses, interest groups, a laptop, and specialised computer programs, but also entrance fees to exhibitions and conferences, etc.

Organiser: JCMM, z.s.p.o

FabLab Experience 
(supported by the Statutory City of Brno)

The FabLab Experience is a semi-trailer that, when parked, turns into a workshop full of modern production machines. It offers primary and secondary school students a practical education in the field of digital production technologies. It not only gives them the opportunity to learn up-to-date information about modern production and prototyping but also to try out all the machines and even create something using them.

Organiser: JIC, z.s.p.o.

Activities and opportunities for university students

Inter-university students’ competition MUNISS 
(supported by the Statutory City of Brno)

A competition for motivated and talented Brno university students, where they work directly with the employees of the Brno Municipality Office on the burning topics currently being addressed. The project has been operational since 2011 and was the inspiration for a competition of the same name in Bratislava. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams for several months, the best team takes home a prize amounting to tens of thousands of Czech crowns every year, and everyone gets great experience working on real problems in the city.

Organiser: Masaryk University Faculty of Economics and Administration

(supported by the Statutory City of Brno)

The first digital workshop opened in Brno. Those interested can try working with a CNC milling machine, a plastic bending machine, 3D printing, a laser and vinyl cutter, an embroidery machine, and loads of other equipment. The workshop is part of FabLab Brno in the Technology Park.

Operator: Fablab Brno, s.r.o.

Czech lectureships in Ukraine 
(Supported by the Statutory City of Brno)

The centre aims to offer Czech language courses to students of the partner university, introduce the culture of the Czech Republic, and provide counselling assistance to those interested in studying at universities in Brno. The centre currently operates in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Organiser: JCMM, z.s.p.o

Supporting PhD students

Brno PhD Talent 
(supported by the Statutory City of Brno)

Every year, first-year doctoral students from Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology, Mendel University in Brno, and Brno Veterinary and Pharmaceutical University apply for a 330,000 CZK scholarship for three years of study. The project aims to attract talented young people to scientific careers in the natural sciences and technical fields and to create a community of active young scientists cooperating with the city and the region. Since 2009, Brno has contributed over 80 mil. CZK to this program and has already supported over 207 of the most talented scholarship recipients.

Organiser: JCMM, z.s.p.o.

Another scientific career

Junior Research Group Leader Grant (“JRGL”)
(supported by the Statutory City of Brno)

The city of Brno supported the creation of four junior scientific groups under the leadership of the so-called “Junior Research Group Leader”, or JRGL. These groups will focus primarily on innovative research in the field of nanotechnology, microtechnology, biotechnology, and material science. The goal of the grant is to entice excellent scientists to Brno and support the establishment of young spin-off companies. The support for JRGL groups is conceptually connected to the scholarship program Brno PhD. Talent.

Organiser: CEITEC BUT

MUNI Award in Science and Humanities

The main goal of the MUNI Award in Science and Humanities (hereafter “MASH”) is to bring excellent and successful external scientists to Masaryk University and offer them the right conditions so that they are motivated to stay, work at Masaryk University, and create exceptionally high-quality scientific results in the long term.

Organiser: Masaryk University

BUT internal grant competition

Students receive a research grant and the opportunity to expand their competencies for work in science and research. By implementing one- or two-year grants, individuals or teams can develop skills in managing a research grant and even a team of colleagues. The new experience should eventually increase the success rate when submitting scientific project plans to national and international competitions.

Organiser: Brno University of Technology

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