Mission & Vision - Catrin

Mission & Vision


The Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN) at Palacký University is a cutting-edge scientific hub dedicated to advancing research in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and biomedicine. At its core, CATRIN boasts outstanding scientific teams, featuring international researchers. We emphasize interdisciplinarity, foster global collaborations, and work to translate our research findings into practical applications.

Through our unique network of experts spanning a wide spectrum of materials, plant sciences, and biomedical research, we collaborate with esteemed international institutions to address a multitude of pressing global challenges. Our innovative materials and technologies are tailored for applications that seek to enhance the quality of life and the overall health of society. We are committed to ensuring sustainable agriculture for ample food production, promoting the efficient utilization of energy resources, including the adoption of “green energy”, and actively contributing to environmental preservation.

In essence, CATRIN is dedicated to pioneering research that positively impacts society, fosters sustainability, and drives technological innovation.

Mission statement  

The Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute of Palacký University Olomouc aims to become a leading European research institute. Our mission is to carry out interdisciplinary research into emerging nanotechnologies, biotechnologies and biomedicine at the highest international level, alongside their further advancement and application. 

Our history 

The Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN) was established as a higher education institute of Palacký University Olomouc in 2020, formed by the integration of the scientific teams belonging to the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research (CRH), the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) and the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine (IMTM). These three research centres were built between the years 2010 and 2013 and their research teams have been substantially expanded and internationalized since then thanks to the support of the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation (OP RDI), National Sustainability Programme (NPU) and Operational Programme Research, Development and Education (OP RDE).