CEITEC research centre opens in Brno
The CEITEC Biotechnological Institute at Masaryk University in Brno opened its new state-of-the-art centre on Friday. The event was attended by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. CEITEC is a scientific centre for basic and applied research in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies. The research institute was established in 2011 with the aim to attract Czech scientists working abroad to return to the Czech Republic. Another four buildings are to be built on the premises of the research centre next year. The overall cost will amount to 5.2 billion crowns, with 4.4 billion being funded by the European Union.