RAISING THE PRESTIGE
OF OUR NATION’S SCIENTISTS
We believe that scientific knowledge is the driving force of every successful society. The mission of the Neuron Endowment Fund is to increase the prestige of scientists within our country, develop a network of modern patronage and to popularize science.
A key activity concerns the Neuron Prizes, which we award annually to the best scientists in the Czech Republic.
We are proud of those,
who have the courage to change the future.
He found that so-called antiferromagnets allow data writing up to a thousand times faster than conventional storage media
Unexpected discoveries, happy accidents,
hard work and fulfilled dreams.
scientists awarded since 2009
million Czech crowns paid in support of Czech science
scientific expeditions worth 2.8 million Czech crowns
years championing science and research
LAUREATES OF THE 2019 NEURON PRIZES
The man who understands the language of plants
Get to know Jiří Friml, plant biologist and most recent laureate of the 2019 Neuron Prize for Lifelong Contribution to Science in the field of biology. He received the prize for lifelong research into the plant hormone auxin, which makes the organisms of plants more resilient than those of humans.
We thank all our patrons for their
generous support of Czech science
"Without money, science cannot be done. If we want to succeed in world of competition,science is the base. I see my support as support of our future."
Chairman of the Board of Directors of RSJ
"Every year from the company revenue we try to provide a part to the charity."
Co-founder of the company Avast
"Thanks to science, we can cross the boundaries of the known and embark on a journey into the unknown."
Co-owner of RSJ company
"I believe that money should be used above all to raise us as a society. It is important to show the way."
Co-owner of Jablotron company.
"I know how important it is to travel and explore the world. Th more I realized the importance of supporting the scientists in research in the field."
Executive director of the ASIANA family business
"This country needs talented scientists who will continually develop modern technology so that we are not left behind."
Manages czech office of Google company since 2006
" Society should see science as a key source of development. Our country can only export skills."
Co-founder of ABRA Software company
"There were scientists and personalities in my family who contributed to world science. My contribution to science was solved by a lucky coincidence."
Owner of Wikov Industry holding
"Science is a terribly important thing, especially for a country like ours, which has no raw materials and has to feed on its own work and ideas."
Programmer and founder of MIS
What key feature do you think leads to business success? "Courage. And then of course luck."
Investor from Credo Ventures company
"The highest level of philanthropy is if you provide what you need more than the recipient."
President and CEO of Zátiší Group
"I wanted to be a scientist since I was five, and I was already convinced that science was the most meaningful thing. I am lucky to support it today."
Mathematician, businessman, patron and social reformer
"An independent culture is essential for the development of a free society, which must be supported by grants, subsidies and sponsors."
Founders of several trading companies
"We value the environment in which we not only do business, but above all we live."
Co-owner of PENTA investment group
"We are delighted to support young scientists on their research journey. This is very important for the development of society."
Hana and Dalimil Dvořák founders of the Experientia Foundation
"I see the potential to step outside the Czech Republic and succeed in the world with Czech scientists, so I decided to support the Neuron E.F.."
CEO of Rockaway Capital
"Technological development is central to our country. We are pleased that through Neuron we can increase the prestige of scientists in our country."
Founders of CZC.cz
" I want to support scientists, but it is not in my capacity to support science on my own, so I decided to join Neuron."
Asset manager in RSJ Investments responsible for RSJ Land.
I believe that the desire for education is forming soon. Therefore, through Neuron I support those teachers who indelibly influence the future caree
Managing partner of KPMG Czech Republic, advocate and financial markets expert.
" Our company should support talented people, it is the development of the whole society. That's why I support cutting-edge science in Neuron."
Co-owner and CEO of HOBRA - Školník Ltd
" Science is essential for our survival."
Associate of the development department of the German company Finepower GmbH
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