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Success Stories

Successes at the border of science and business. Successes that can inspire to follow. Achievements that were born at the research workplaces of the Academy of Sciences. We thank all the originators, authors and their colleagues who processed, provided or alerted us to the stories of the transfer.

The hero of our story, the Opal® variety, was bred at the Station for Breeding of Apple Trees for Disease Resistance in Střížovice in the Czech Paradise, which is one of the ÚEB's workplaces. The variety is characterised by golden yellow, honey-sweet fruit with an excellent taste. Since 2005 it has been protected by a patent in the USA and a year later it obtained protection rights within the EU. In 2015 it even flew into space.
The development of hydrogels and their application in the form of Hemagel ® is undoubtedly one of the world achievements of the scientists from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The discovery of a method for producing soft contact lenses from hydrogel brought Prof. Otto Wichterle, the founder of the Institute, worldwide recognition.
Pavel Izák, with his team, developed a one-step process for the purification of raw biogas based on condensing water vapour on a hydrophilic support. He was thus able to produce biomethane from biogas, a substance with similar properties to natural gas. The technology has been patented and brought to semi-operation.
The transfer of a new compact method for the conversion of methane to methanol, developed by a team of scientists from the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences under the leadership of Jiří Dědeček, has a great chance of application in industry. At the first Transfera Technology Day 2020, linking science and business, the project made it to the finals and was judged third best. Scientists from the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS are working together with transfer engineers from the Centre for Technology Transfer of the CAS (CeTTAV) to find partners for industrial use. The method could, for example, make fuels cheaper.
The first Transfera Technology Day 2020, connecting science and business, knows its winners. In the strong competition of university teams, the project of authors from UFCH JH CAS and CeTTAV, which is cooperating on the results transfer, won an excellent 3rd place.