History of the project NTIS

The Centre came into existence mainly thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund, from the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation, Priority Axis 1: European Centres of Excellence. The NTIS Research Centre, which is so far the largest investment in the history of the University of West Bohemia, is the only research centre of its kind in western Bohemia and one of eight centres of excellence in the Czech Republic.

A new building was constructed for use by NTIS, housing offices and laboratories with a total area of 12 thousand sq. meters. 800 thousand EUR-worth of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies were commissioned by NTIS, and the number of employees is growing to 180 by 2015.

Top research must always be coupled with education. The Faculty of Applied Sciences has been successful in securing another European project to commission new lecture rooms and laboratories for use by students. That project aimed at improving the quality and increasing the numbers of graduates choosing to continue their careers in research and development.

The Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography also participated in the Project.

Basic facts about the project

Project Title:

NTIS – New Technologies for the Information Society

Project Registration No.: 


Operational Programme: 

Research and Development for Innovation, priority axis 1, area 1.1 European Centres of Excellence


Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Univerzitní 22, 306 14 Plzeň, Czech Republic


The Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography, Ústecká 98, 250 66 Zdiby, Czech Republic

Partner contribution:

3,25% of qualified project expense

Project Starting Date:

1 December 2010

Project Ending Date:

31 December 2014

Total Project Expenses:

CZK 1 042 752 960,79

Total Subsidy:

CZK 708 345 119,69

85% of the amount provided by the European Regional Development Fund:

CZK 602 093 351,74

15% of the amount provided by the Czech Government Budget:

CZK 106 251 767,95