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.

100

million Czech crowns paid in support of Czech science

87

scientists awarded since 2009

12

years championing science and research

8

scientific expeditions worth 2.8 million Czech crowns

We are proud of those, who have the courage to change the future.

Neuron Prizes 2020

We are living in the time of scientists. And scientists are the right persons to be heard of right now. Neuron Prizes 2020 were special and the ceremony was fully affected by COVIDpandemic situation. We awarded 2 excellent Czech scientists, Tomáš Cihlář for his innovative drug Remdesivir and Karel Raška, in memoriam for his lifelong success in fighting viruses.

In cooperation with the Czech public television - ČT2 we were able to reach hundreds of thousands of viewers. Part of the official ceremony was also a play The Elegance of the Molecule. Dejvické theatre and its amazing actors and actresses consumed the audience into the story of Three molecules, three men with a vision and the courage to take risks.  

PATRONS

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

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

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

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.

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

Tomas Mikolov

Tomas Mikolov

"It is important to support fundamental research. I am really glad that Neuron supports scientists in this field."

Czech Computer scientist

Cihlar family

Cihlar family

"We deeply respect Neuron Endowment Fund and its work. The way they support young talented scientists. It is my pleasure to support Czech research."

Czech biochemist, specialist in virology.

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

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