CZECH NANOTECHNOLOGY AT A GLANCE
Following the decades of tradition in chemistry, electronics, textiles, or material science, the Czech Republic managed to transform its economy to become one of the leaders in applied nanotechnology.
R&D skills and abilities of the workforce convinced FEI Company to open the largest microscope factory in the world in the country, whereas the whole nanofiber supply chain appeared thanks to a high-yield, reliable production technology commercialized from the Czech university R&D background.
Not only could they come up with innovative nanofiber products (e.g. water & air treatment, functional textiles, bedding), other applications using nanostructures or nanoparticles offer the highest standard of anti-counterfeiting protection, air purification respectively.
1/3 of all microscopes
One third of global production of electron microscopes comes from the Czech Republic
80% of exports
Open economy with 80% of production exported
40% of costs
Establishing R&D center in the Czech Republic costs about 40% compared to USA