Brno will support cooperation in the field of microelectronics and semiconductors


On December 12, 2023, the Brno City Assembly decided to grant a subsidy of CZK 2,000,000 to the Czech National Semiconductor Cluster, z.s..

It was established in December 2022 and its members include institutions from the academic and private sectors, such as the Brno University of Technology, the Institute of Scientific Instruments of CAS, CEITEC, the Czech Technical University in Prague, Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, TESCAN GROUP, a.s., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and others. Its purpose is to create a coherent group of companies, universities and other institutions, as well as individuals, covering as broadly as possible the field of microelectronics – the semiconductor value chain and its associated chains or appropriate competence chains, so that the association stimulates the emergence of spillover and multiplication of competences.

The project “Semiconductor Competences of Brno”, which will receive the grant, consists in strengthening the position and competences of the Czech Republic in the semiconductor value chain, which includes complex activities and strategies. The association actively participates in the integration of the Czech Republic into the European semiconductor value chain, is a member of Silicon Europe and represents the Czech Republic at exhibitions such as Semicon Taiwan, Semicon Europe and others. At the same time, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and the Government Office, it proposes, coordinates, and provides professional support for the National Semiconductor Strategy, and participates in negotiations of the Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest with potential investors in the Czech Republic.

The activities of the association are directly related to the fundamental development of the semiconductor value chain in the Czech Republic. Although the association operates on a national level with significant international overlap, it is based in Brno and is naturally connected to local research, development and industrial entities.

The main benefit for Brno is the effective involvement of selected local institutions in the semiconductor activities of major European projects, the European Chip Act and especially the promotion of the possibility of locating a national semiconductor competence center or pilot line in Brno.