Czech Republic
19 – 21
October 2022

A major worldwide event providing an opportunity for strategic discussions about international cooperation in research infrastructure. A variety of experts and stakeholders discuss challenges and emerging trends, highlighting the essential role of research infrastructures.

Every two years since 2012, ICRI has hosted about 500 delegates, who discuss topics concerning research infrastructures on the international level. The venue alternates between the EU and third countries, and the event is organised jointly by the European Commission and the host country. The upcoming ICRI in 2022 will take place in Brno, Czech Republic.

THE Czech republic

Over the past decade, many truly top-class research infrastructures established in the Czech Republic have substantially advanced research in Europe and worldwide.

Just as the heart is vital to the human body, the Czech Republic – the heart of Europe – has always been essential to human progress. Throughout its turbulent history, the Czech Republic, the eighth safest country globally, located in Central Europe, has been integral not only to the history of the world as such, but also to the development of science and innovation, bringing to the world contact lenses, the foundations of genetics and blood-type research, the lightning rod, nanofibers, the word robot, lager beer, and much more. Major cutting-edge areas of focus include hologram production, speech recognition, hyaluronic acid, cybernetics, and stem-cell research, among many others

The Czech Republic’s status as a materials-research powerhouse is supported by the fact that the country is a major global producer of electron microscopes. With fourteen regions boasting breath-taking mountain ranges, beautiful castles and chateaux, world-famous spas, unspoiled landscapes, and lively metropolises, such as Prague, Brno, and Ostrava, the Czech Republic is both a treasure in its own right and the perfect base for exploring the rest of Europe. Come and see for yourself.


Brno, the second-biggest Czech city and the capital of the South Moravian Region, is an evolving science and technology hub in the Central European macro-region, engaged in numerous European research infrastructure initiatives. It is an amazing university city, a forward-looking technology centre, a place of professional opportunities and unique functionalist architecture. Brno is where Gregor Johann Mendel, the father of genetics, spent a substantial part of his life. Come to Brno and discover the second-biggest Czech city and its scientific base.

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