Thanks to our benefactors we can support talented scientists in their efforts.
- Tomáš Kupka
"Why is science important for human kind? Science is necessary for our survival. At this very moment, a tiny planet is flying through the space and it can eliminate life on Earth if we let it. Because if there will be only farmers on here, when it arrives, there will be nothing left of mankind."
The independent Scientific Board is made up of top scientists in each field we support.
- prof. Ing. Jiří Matas, Ph.D.
- Guarantor of computer science
"Science offers mankind many new opportunities. At the same time science reminds us how much we still don’t know. The banner of Czech president says 'Truth prevails'. I like about science that it applies here as well, even if it takes time sometimes."
- prof. Ing. Pavel Hobza, DrSc., dr. h. c., FRSC
- Guarantor of chemistry
"Any civilized nation can't exist and flourish without science. However, science has but a very practical meaning - to search and find answers and solutions to urgent challenges that our Republic, or even the whole world is facing."
- Ing. Pavel Jelínek, Ph.D.
- Guarantor of physics
"Science tries to understand the basic principles of this world. To discover them is after all the purpose of our existence. In a way, science is freedom - a way of thinking without limits and prejudice. Science is an adventurous journey to the unknown, beyond the frontiers of knowledge."
The mission of the Neuron Award is to motivate scientists in the Czech Republic to conduct excellent scientific research. The Neuron Foundation has fundamentally changed the way of awarding outstanding scientists and from now on, the financial reward associated with the Neuron Award will be transferred to laureates‘ private bank accounts.
The Neuron Fund is a nonprofit organization funded entirely by private benefactors. Its mission is to support outstanding researchers of the Czech Republic. It was founded by Karel Janeček, mathematician, entrepreneur benefactor and political reformer. The Neuron Fund has a Scientific Board chaired by prof. Pavel Hobza, an internationally acknowledged scientist, the most cited Czech scientist, Distinguished Chair at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, physical chemistry Professor at Charles University, Prague, and Palacky University, Olomouc.