The Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) is a scientific and research centre connected to the Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc. Its chief objective is to produce superlative research and to transfer high-tech products and technologies to medical, industrial and environmental practice with a pronounced emphasis on connecting the Centre to international networks and collaborations. The center was established on 1 October 2010, and since October 2013 is housed in a high-tech new building in Palacky University campus at ŠlechtitelÅ¯ street. RCPTM is mainly engaged in chemical, material and optical research. Priority areas of research include nanoparticles of metal oxides for catalytic, magnetic and biomedical applications, carbon nanostructures based on graphene and quantum dots, metal nanoparticles for antimicrobial treatment and technology of water purification, medical, computer and coordination chemistry, photonics and development of instrumental techniques for applications in optics and analytical chemistry. The center is linked with research institutes Palacky University, supports the creation of new companies focused on sophisticated technology.
Research infrastructures, including e-infrastructures are one of the main pillars of national research and innovation systems of the Member States of the European Union, the European Research Area as a whole and other macro-regional and global formations. Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials is proud that their activities may contribute to the establishment of five research infrastructures. Specifically, these are: NanoEnviCz, AUGER-CZ, CERN-CZ, CTA-CZ, ELIXIR-CZ. New project Advanced Hybrid Nanostructures for Renewable Energy Applications launched. The aim is to establish a unique, excellent and sustainable scientific team, research infrastructure, and collaborative research network at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) and will be directed by Prof. Patrik Schmuki who is an outstanding and world recognized researcher in the fields of material chemistry, electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, and renewable energy. This project brings ~5 mil EUR funding to RCPTM till 2022.