CATRIN and LIKAT’s interest in cooperation resulted in a memorandum - Catrin

CATRIN and LIKAT’s interest in cooperation resulted in a memorandum

Representatives of the Czech Advanced Technologies and Research Institute (CATRIN) of Palacký University and the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for research cooperation, implementation of joint research projects including doctoral theses, exchange of know-how or, for example, organization of joint conferences, workshops or seminars. Both institutions thus confirmed their interest in deepening their existing cooperation in the field of catalysis, nanotechnology, sustainable reactions and new materials.

“Entering into a key partnership with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis is another important step for CATRIN in building an international network of strategic partnerships. With LIKAT, we have an intensive collaboration with the group of Professor Matthias Beller, who is a world-leading expert in the field of applied homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Heterogeneous catalysis and single atom catalysis are important pillars of CATRIN’s research focus, as evidenced, for example, by recent joint publications in Nature Catalysis and Nature Nanotechnology,” said CATRIN Director Pavel Banáš.

According to the signatories, the purpose of the memorandum is to confirm the interest of both parties in research cooperation in the field and to create a platform for the preparation and implementation of joint projects. The memorandum is valid for five years.

For CATRIN, this memorandum is the second key partnership with a major foreign partner in a short period of time. In May, the Directors of CATRIN and the Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. CATRIN also has been in a similar agreement with the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials (BINA) in Israel since last October.

Martina Šaradínová
Karolina Zavoralová
June 30, 2022