Applying Science for Life in Brno

We’re tearing down the barriers between the public, academic, and business sectors. We want to be the facilitator of discussions and the leader in determining the direction in which the city develops.

As urbanisation continues to move forward, the role of cities in addressing current and future global challenges is growing. It’s necessary to increase the importance of research to solve urban challenges, including everything from health to climate and socio-economic issues.

The City of Brno highly values ​​the presence and work of local research teams and perceives the enormous potential of Brno’s universities and scientific research centres. The aim is to address a closer link between research and the city’s goals and support cooperation between scientists and employees of urban companies and universities and companies.

It’s necessary for scientific knowledge to be integrated into the lives of the citizens and to improve and simplify their lives. The digitisation of offices, the use of intelligent technologies in the urban environment, measures to mitigate the consequences of climate change, and the safety of moving around the city; are just examples of the possibilities that the cooperation of various actors in the city can bring about.

How it works

Visit the webpage Cooperation with the City of Brno, where you’ll find the current opportunities for cooperation. Or write to us directly at

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ESF MUNI helps to improve the air quality in Brno

Two specially equipped measuring vehicles will intensify the air pollution measurement in Brno. Thus expanding the measuring capacity of the existing air monitoring for one year. The aim is to determine what type of pollution prevails in the city and its primary sources. The received data will be used to update the action plan for improving air quality in the city. Moreover, it will focus on measures that positively affect public health and the city’s inhabitants’ quality of life.

Furthermore, experts from Masaryk University, the Centre for Transport Research, the RECETOX Centre, and the Brno Municipality Office are collaborating together. The activity was summarised by a press release and a report by ČT24 (01:55:00).

RECETOX closely monitors data on the impact of the city’s environment on the lives of its residents

The Czech forerunner is the Memorandum of Cooperation of the City of Brno and the prestigious research centre RECETOX. Primarily the cooperation focuses on research into health-threatening factors. Moreover, monitoring the dust particles and CO2 concentration in primary and kindergarten schools. The worth of mention is data-sharing from long-term CELSPAC research.

How is human health linked to the health of the planet? And what is Brno Living Lab? Check out the summary video, where Prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, PhD, Head of RECETOX, will act as your guide:

Everything you’d like to know about the centre can be found at

CzechGlobe monitors the environment in the city and helps us prepare the city for climate change

Thanks to the fruitful cooperation with the Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i. (CzechGlobe), we know, e.g. which city roofs are suitable for solar panels. We regularly consult the appropriateness of the city’s measures to limit the impact of climate change on citizens. Thus they provide us with data for the website, thanks to which we can make accurate and expert decisions.

Find out more about CzechGlobe and its work at

Six Research Centre plays an active role in planning the future smart neighbourhood of Špitálka

With the help of modern technology, innovative approaches, and international cooperation, the first smart neighbourhood in Brno is being built. In this project, the Six Research Centre coordinated the processing of the initial analysis. Primarily they were devoted to Electrical Grid and E-Mobility, ICT and Security, Mobility, Sharing Economy, Smart Thermal Grid, and Smart Waste Management. The smart neighbourhood is being created in cooperation with partners from foreign cities as part of the Horizon 2020 project known as RUGGEDISED.

Learn more about building the first smart neighbourhood in the Czech Republic at

FNUSA-ICRC took part in a study estimating the strength of antibodies against COVID-19 in seniors in Brno

In 2021, we financed a study to determine the number of antibodies in the body of people with complete vaccination against COVID-19. Moreover, the research has focused on 65 years and older citizens. Therefore the research question was to what extent the elderly are protected after vaccination. Although two reputable companies concentrate on testing-Podané ruce Society and the Brno Diocesan Charity-the research data was analysed by Prof. Petr Husa from The University Hospital Brno at the Department of Infectious Diseases.

Learn more about the initiating work on this study in this press release.

AdMaS Centre advises us on how to use the residual water from the Lužánky swimming pool

Thanks to a study by one of BUT’s research centres dedicated to processing thermal energy from the sewage system, we can better decide how to use the residual water from the Lužánky swimming pool. In cooperation with the city-owned company STAREZ-SPORT, a.s., the city plans to reduce the energy demand of the building and thus increase savings. In the following phase, the identified data and proposals will be the basis for further decision-making about the future of the building, taking into account the latest trends in the field of energy sustainability.

Learn more about the BUT research centres here: