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.

85

scientists awarded since 2009

66

million Czech crowns paid in support of Czech science

8

scientific expeditions worth 2.8 million Czech crowns

10

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.

PATRONS

We thank all our patrons for their
generous support of Czech science

Libor Winkler

Libor Winkler

"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

Eduard Kučera

Eduard Kučera

"Every year from the company revenue we try to provide a part to the charity."

Co-founder of the company Avast

Václav Dejčmar

Václav Dejčmar

"Thanks to science, we can cross the boundaries of the known and embark on a journey into the unknown."

Co-owner of RSJ company

Dalibor Dědek

Dalibor Dědek

"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.

Šárka Litvínová

Šárka Litvínová

"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

Taťána le Moigne

Taťána le Moigne

"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

Jaroslav Řasa

Jaroslav Řasa

" Society should see science as a key source of development. Our country can only export skills."

Co-founder of ABRA Software company

Martin Wichterle

Martin Wichterle

"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

Jan  Bednář

Jan Bednář

"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

Ondřej Bartoš

Ondřej Bartoš

What key feature do you think leads to business success? "Courage. And then of course luck."

Investor from Credo Ventures company

Sanjiv Suri

Sanjiv Suri

"The highest level of philanthropy is if you provide what you need more than the recipient."

President and CEO of Zátiší Group

Karel  Janeček

Karel Janeček

"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

Radana a Jiří Waldovi

Radana a Jiří Waldovi

"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

Marek Dospiva

Marek Dospiva

"We value the environment in which we not only do business, but above all we live."

Co-owner of PENTA investment group

Hana Dvořáková

Hana Dvořáková

"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

Jakub Havrlant

Jakub Havrlant

"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

Ivona a Josef Matějkovi

Ivona a Josef Matějkovi

"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

Martin Ducháček

Martin Ducháček

" 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.

Radek Halíček

Radek Halíček

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.

Jan Školník

Jan Školník

" 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

Tomáš Kupka

Tomáš Kupka

" Science is essential for our survival."

Associate of the development department of the German company Finepower GmbH

Martina a Tomáš Krskovi

Martina a Tomáš Krskovi

"The development of science is crucial for the long-term positive development of society as a whole."

Founders of the Martina and Tomáš Krsková Foundation

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