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The Neuron Endowment Fund draws upon the tradition of architect Josef Hlávka, who believed that pioneering science is a critical driving force in every successful society. We greatly value the support of our patrons, thanks to whom we can support leading Czech scientists and so push back the frontiers of human knowledge. We are creating a very compelling community of successful entrepreneurs and leading scientists in this country.


Specialist in virology

TOMÁŠ CIHLÁŘ | Learn more about the biochemist known for his role in the development of remdesivir Tomáš Cihlář, recent laureate of the 2020 Neuron Prize for Important Scientific Discovery in the field of medicine. He received the prize for lifelong research into the antiviral nucleotide analogs. He is leading a team  of scientists in Gilead working on new substances for the treatment of HIV, viral hepatitis B and other viral diseases.

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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

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

Ondřej  Fryc

Ondřej Fryc

"I am very pleased that there are platforms, such as the Neuron, that help with both funding and the popularization of the work of Czech scientists."

Reflex Capital investor

Jan Hammer

Jan Hammer

"What was new yesterday is becoming mainstream."

Investor and partner of the Index Ventures fund

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