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The successful implementation of the NCE is followed up by the application of the National Centre for Energy II within the second public tender announced by TA CR to support applied research, experimental development and innovation under National Centres of Competence, which aims to increase the efficiency and quality of the outputs of applied research and technology transfer in key fields with growth prospects, to strengthen the competitiveness of enterprises, and the excellence and application relevance of research organizations.

The aim of the National Centre for Energy II is to develop a comprehensive strategy for advanced, low-carbon and sustainable energy through R&D methods, materials, and technologies, including an analysis of the socio-economic impacts of the new scientific knowledge implementation with follow-up recommendations for legislative measures in line with strategic documents at national and international level (The European Green Deal, Fit for 55) to meet the Czech Republic's commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ensure carbon neutrality by 2050, and at the same time ensure energy and raw material independence of the Czech Republic. In order to fulfill the main objective of the NCE II project, a matrix structure of research focus has been created, where the horizontal topics carry the outputs of mainly applied research, whereas the vertical themes contain implementation impact analysis of R&D outputs on the social and economic sphere, respecting the rules of taxonomy and the DNSH (Do No Significant Harm) principle.

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Each of the horizontal themes - application segments is led by an expert guarantor responsible for the thematic content in accordance with the global objective of NCE II, i.e. 

1. Energy Conversion

prof. Ing. Stanislav Mišák, Ph.D.

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava 

2. Energy Transmission and Distribution

prof. Ing. Zdeněk Peroutka, Ph.D.

University of West Bohemia 

Energy Utilisation and Storage

Ing. Daneš Burket, Ph.D.

Research Centre Řež 

The preparation of the project is carried out in accordance with the tender documentation and the main parameters of the 2nd public call available on the website of the provider TA ČR. The deadline for the project proposal submission ends on 6 April 2022.  

The NCE II consortium consisting of 34 entities, including 9 research organisations and 25 enterprises - application guarantors, and the principal investigator prof. Stanislav Mišák, represent an ambitious project which within its 6-year implementation period commits to achieve almost three hundred outputs with a high level of technological solution, including 7 patents, 42 functional samples, 32 utility models or 27 software results. 

Research organisations: 

VSB- Technical University of Ostrava 

Research Centre Rez 

University of West Bohemia 

Brno University of Technology 

Czech Technical University in Prague 

University of Chemistry and Technology Prague 

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS 

Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS 

Global Change Research Institute of the CAS 

Application guarantors: 

ATEKO, a.s. 

ČEPRO, a.s. 

ČEPS, a.s. 

ČEZ Distribuce, a.s. 

ČEZ, a. s. 

Doosan Škoda Power, s.r.o. 

EG.D, a.s. 

EGC – EnerGoConsult ČB, s.r.o. 

Energotrans, a. s. 

HEGAS, s.r.o. 

MEgA - Měřící Energetické Aparáty, a.s. 

ORGREZ, a.s. 

Pražské služby, a.s. 

PROVYKO, s.r.o. 

RMT s.r.o. 

ROMOTOP spol. s r.o. 

SIAD Czech spol. s.r.o. 

Smolo, a.s. 

TEDOM a.s. 

"TMV SS" spol. s r.o. 

ÚJV Řež, a.s. 

Ventos Energy Solutions, a.s. 

Veolia Energie ČR, a.s. 

Vyncke, s.r.o. 

ZAT a.s. 

Centre Council 

Strategic and research agenda of the National Centre for Energy II is determined by the main decision-making body - the Centre Council whose members include both internal NCE II members representatives and external members - representatives of the public and banking sector as well as foreign experts and researchers. 

External Centre Council Members 

prof. Pavol Bauer, Delft University of Technology 

doc. Dr. Vladislav Kolarik, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology 

Ing. Martina Krčová, MBA, Energy Regulatory Office 

Ing. Eduard Muřický, Ministry of Industry and Trade 

RNDr. Luděk Niedermayer, European Parliament 

Ing. Matúš Púll, Česká spořitelna 

Ing. Jakub Unucka, MBA, Moravian-Silesian Region 

Ing. Richard Vidlička, MBA, Czech Association of Energy Sector Emloyers 

Internal Centre Council Members 

Ing. Daneš Burket, Ph.D., Research Centre Řež 

Ing. Arnošt Gross, Veolia Energie ČR, a.s. 

Ing. Radek Hartman, MBA, ČEPS, a.s. 

doc. Ing. Miroslav Chomát, CSc., The Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Thermomechanics 

Mgr. Aleš Laciok, MBA, FEng., ČEZ, a. s. 

prof. Ing. Stanislav Mišák, Ph.D., VSB – Technical University of Ostrava 

prof. Ing. Zdeněk Peroutka, Ph.D., University of west Bohemia