RAISING THE PRESTIGE
OF CZECH NATION’S SCIENTISTS
We believe that scientific knowledge is the driving force of every successful society. The mission of the Neuron Foundation is to increase the prestige of scientists within the Czech Republic, develop a network of modern patronage and to popularize science.
The Neuron Foundation for the Support of Science awarded the Neuron Awards 2023 to the best Czech scientists. Seven promising scientific talents received the prestigious award during the gala evening, with four female scientists taking home the honors—the highest number of women awarded in the entire time of the awards ceremony. The Neuron Award for connecting science and business was won by the transfer of a patent for detecting pancreatic cancer. The highest award, the Neuron Award 2023, was received by a scientist who enriched world research in chemistry with his lifelong work. An important discovery related to cancer research scored twice this year.
The laureate of the Neuron Award 2022 for promising scientists in the field of social sciences, Anežka Kuzmičová, received a prestigious ERC Grant worth 1.5 million euros. The five-year research project, which also attracted the scientific council of the Neuron Foundation, focused on children's relationship to information and the way they process facts when reading. With a combination of disciplines, different approaches, and methods, her research is unique, both in the Czech and global contexts.
million Czech crowns paid in support of Czech science
scientists awarded since 2009
years championing science and research
scientific expeditions worth 4.5 million Czech crowns
We award the Neuron prizes to the best scientists in the Czech Republic across seven scientific disciplines.
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He found that so-called antiferromagnets allow data writing up to a thousand times faster than conventional storage media
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