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This section includes projects that the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS, v.v.i. received within the calls of the OP RDE. Individual projects are listed below.

Project ACTRIS-CZ RI

Project ACTRIS-CZ RI supports further development of the research infrastructure ACTRIS-CZ, the Czech national node of the pan-European research infrastructure  ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure Network). The ACTRIS-CZ represents a unique research infrastructure that focuses on research and long-term monitoring of chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere covered in the Czech Travel Map of Large Infrastructures for Research, Experimental Development and Innovation from 2016 to 2022.

The project ACTRIS-CZ RI aims to improve technical background of this infrastructure located at the joint observatory Košetice-Křešín Pacov, to strengthen its staffing capacity and involvement in international networks, and subsequently to develop strategic research in order to create a competitive quality that enables to completely fulfill the goals of the European Infrastructure ACTRIS, which was newly enlisted in theTravel Map of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures in 2016 (ESFRI).

The main investigator of the ACTRIS-CZ RI Project is the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS, the partners of the Project are the Institute of Global Change Research of the CAS and the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment Recetox of the Masaryk University.

The EU funds provide financial aid for the project. The Ministry of Education,Youth and Sports, as the Managing Body of the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education, decided to provide a subsidy for the implementation of the ACTRIS-CZ RI Project in the amount of 58,442,717.70 CZK.

ICPF Mobility Project

The low international mobility of scientists is one of the key issues of science and research in the Czech Republic. Securing external funding from the OP RDE funds will enable undertaking internship placements to prospective employees at renowned workplaces abroad. Undertaking an international internship is a key phase of the career development of a scientist, who is about to choose his or her further professional orientation, the area of focus and acquisition of new competencies, which lead to substantial professional development of an employee. 

The ICPF Mobility Project focuses on enhancing international mobility of junior scientists from the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS. The 7 international internships at renowned workplaces in Germany, Austria, Italy and France, attended by 4 postdoctoral researchers and 3 PhD students, are planned. The internship of a foreign postdoctoral researcher at the ICPF is also planned and will last for 12 months, focusing on the environmental processes. The project will be implemented between the years 2017 and 2020. The main and the only project promoter of this ICPF Mobility Project is the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS.

The EU funds provide financial aid for the project. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, as the Managing Body of the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education, decided to provide a subsidy for the implmementation of the ICPF Mobility Project in the amount of 9,987,342.00 CZK.