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#brnoregion

A perfect place to live, work and create. Located in the heart of Europe, helping the whole world via innovation, research and development.

Why should you move to #brnoregion

Located in the heart of Europe
Located in the heart of Europe
#brnoregion is an ideal place to discover Europe. Just a few hours from the most vibrant capitals of the Central Europe, it is a lovely spot for to create international business connections...
Fields in which we excel
Fields in which we excel
Though traditionally South Moravia was known for its wine yards and countryside, more than 250 years ago Brno, the region’s capital, became known for its textile industry which laid a...
Life-changing work opportunities
Life-changing work opportunities
There are always new job opportunities in #brnoregion, mostly due the constant growth of local startups, global corporation and the region’s overall economy. Given the international nature of...
Safe, stable, and friendly
Safe, stable, and friendly
Czech Republic is consistently among the top 10 safest countries worldwide and offers both political, social, and economic stability. With excellent public health system, social securities, and...
Walkability and public transport
Walkability and public transport
We are very proud of our public transportation system. In the whole Czech Republic, getting from one part of the country to the other without a car is both inexpensive and efficient. In the city of...
Reasonable cost of living
Reasonable cost of living
By looking on wages alone, #brnoregion is a moderate place to work or do business. But when you consider the living costs, it really shines – living here is not expensive at all.
Vibrant expat community
Vibrant expat community
In the last 15 years or so, #brnoregion has blossomed in a truly international region. Especially in the city of Brno, you can hear a dozen of languages all around, which would not be as noteworthy...
The place for family
The place for family
There are multiple factors which make #brnoregion an ideal place for family life: safe environment, public education system, strong social system including paid maternity leave, friendly living...
History full of innovation
History full of innovation
Being centred around the second largest city of our country, #brnoregion had always had to innovate and find new ways to get into the spotlight. Thanks to the position in the very centre of Europe,...
Unique culture and lifestyle
Unique culture and lifestyle
It is hard to summarise region’s culture in a few paragraphs, so let’s start with the obvious stuff. Brno is a modern city where every 5th person you meet is a student. This inevitably...
Science and education hub
Science and education hub
#brnoregion takes education, research and development seriously. Thanks to both the public and private sector, total investments in R&D have reached over 760 million EUR. One of the main...
Located in the heart of Europe
Located in the heart of Europe
#brnoregion is an ideal place to discover Europe. Just a few hours from the most vibrant capitals of the Central Europe, it is a lovely spot for to create international business connections, scientific collaborations or just to get to know the continent’s culture.

The easiest way how to get to Brno is to take a plane to Vienna and then hop on a train or a bus right at the airport. From there, you can get directly to Brno in less than two hours.

The geographical location also offers mild weather with sunny summers and picturesque winters, both ideal for discovering the unspoilt countryside. Yes, we do not have a sea, but it is close enough for a weekend trip, the same goes for anything from ski-worthy mountains to wild rivers. 

Fields in which we excel
Fields in which we excel
Though traditionally South Moravia was known for its wine yards and countryside, more than 250 years ago Brno, the region’s capital, became known for its textile industry which laid a foundation for the region’s growth.
Fast forward to today. One third of electron microscopes worldwide is made in #brnoregion, over 400 000 000 users use cybersecurity programs developed here, our devices are orbiting in stratosphere, dynamic IT startups cover everything from plane tickets to marketing and people worldwide are playing computer games of #brnoregion’s companies. There is no shortage of successful companies in #brnoregion thanks to strong research and development background and developed business infrastructure.
Life-changing work opportunities
Life-changing work opportunities
There are always new job opportunities in #brnoregion, mostly due the constant growth of local startups, global corporation and the region’s overall economy. Given the international nature of #brnoregion’s business sphere, there are plenty companies which are proud of their international staff and where English is a standard form of communication.
Apart from the highly qualified jobs in both technical, research and management positions, there is a growing range of opportunities for international workers in all of the jobosphere – there is no problem in finding work with any degree of education and experience. That’s why the unemployment rate is as low as 4.5%.
Safe, stable, and friendly
Safe, stable, and friendly
Czech Republic is consistently among the top 10 safest countries worldwide and offers both political, social, and economic stability. With excellent public health system, social securities, and free public education, it is a place to lead a comfortable life full of opportunities to try new things and get out of one’s comfort zone without a fear of failure.
While not looking like the friendliest people on the first sight, Czechs are considered welcoming and warm as soon as the first pleasantries are exchanged. Moreover #brnoregion with its constant stream of incoming expats and international students is very expat-friendly, often cited in international rankings among the top places to visit, study, and live as an expat.
Walkability and public transport
Walkability and public transport

We are very proud of our public transportation system. In the whole Czech Republic, getting from one part of the country to the other without a car is both inexpensive and efficient. In the city of Brno, this is doubly true – the public transport works 24/7, it is reliable, on time, and inexpensive. Also, it is usually the first one in the country to adapt new technologies, such as just using your ATM card instead of tickets or season pass.

The cities are also totally walkable. Not only given their moderate size, but also thanks to the infrastructure heavily leaning towards supporting walking, cycling and other personal means of transport. 
Reasonable cost of living
Reasonable cost of living
By looking on wages alone, #brnoregion is a moderate place to work or do business. But when you consider the living costs, it really shines – living here is not expensive at all.
We have a great public education system as well as public health services, housing and food are inexpensive compared to the wages, and the same goes to our incredible public transportation system. This leaves plenty of cash for enjoying local culture and gastronomic scene or saving up to start a business of one’s own! 
Vibrant expat community
Vibrant expat community
In the last 15 years or so, #brnoregion has blossomed in a truly international region. Especially in the city of Brno, you can hear a dozen of languages all around, which would not be as noteworthy if not for a fact that we do not get many tourists. The internationals here are usually either students or expats.
Thank to this we have an extensive apparatus for enabling foreigners to become part of #brnoregion’s community, getting qualified jobs and such. Check out our People of #brnoregion section or explore the website of Brno Expat Centre to find out more! 
The place for family
The place for family

There are multiple factors which make #brnoregion an ideal place for family life: safe environment, public education system, strong social system including paid maternity leave, friendly living costs, and plenty of activities to enjoy with your children.

We have English-friendly kindergartens and schools, lovely parks and playgrounds to visit, film screenings for parents with toddlers, children’s theatres, wide range of sports and creative activities for children of all ages, an interactive science park, and plenty of opportunities for children to learn anything ranging from arts to programming.
History full of innovation
History full of innovation
Being centred around the second largest city of our country, #brnoregion had always had to innovate and find new ways to get into the spotlight. Thanks to the position in the very centre of Europe, Brno was an important crossroads on the Amber Road – and since those times it remains a hub connecting Vienna, Prague and Bratislava.

Probably the most notable event occurring in #brnoregion happened in the 1850s, when an Augustinian frier Gregor Johann Mendel started growing peas, this time not for a soap, but to find out how the genetic traits are carried. Thus, he laid foundation for modern genetics and remains world-known scientist to this day. 

 

#brnoregion’s engineers showed their talent a few decades after – Viktor Kaplan, after thousands of experiments carried out over a decade (1910–1920), developed a propeller-type water turbine. It is still the most significant and frequently used type of turbine at large hydro power stations worldwide. 

 

The innovation bloomed not only in scientific sphere, but in the industrial area as well. In 19th century, Brno’s textile industry skyrocketed and provided cloth to the whole world, earning a nickname Moravian Manchester.  

 

The steady flow of money transformed Brno into a modern regional capital, laying a base for what we can see here today. The traces are still visible in architecture, gastronomy, and the city’s layout. Moreover, the entrepreneurship spirit has awakened in Brno, leading to a new era of research and discoveries. 

In the 20th century, prof. Armin Delong fulfilled his vision and created a tabletop electron microscope, thus not only winning a gold medal in 1958 EXPO, but more importantly enabling usage of electron microscopy for scientists all around the world. Today, Brno is the world centre of electron microscopy and approximately one third of electron microscopes sold worldwide are created in #brnoregion. 

After the fall of the Iron Curtain (and subsequent computerisation), #brnoregion’s pioneering spirit gained completely new grounds to spread its wings. Brno become an IT hub teeming with what we would nowadays call startups, eager to become global giants. Local government reacted quickly and founded the first informatics faculty in the country, speeding up the process. Today, hundreds of millions people worldwide use cybersecurity solutions made in #brnoregion, the AI scene compares to the world’s best, and the creative and gaming industry entertains the whole world. 

Unique culture and lifestyle
Unique culture and lifestyle

It is hard to summarise region’s culture in a few paragraphs, so let’s start with the obvious stuff. Brno is a modern city where every 5th person you meet is a student. This inevitably leads to flourishing gastronomic scene, lively city centre and both mainstream and underground culture coexisting often in the same club, theatre or park. But we can go deeper.

When you get to know #brnoregion, you find out that it is a bit odd in its combo of modernity and distinct Moravian lifestyle. Even in the fast-paced startup or corporate world, people take time to relax and have friendly chat even with their biggest competitors. The folklore tradition of the rural parts seeps into the cities and creates a mashup which you can’t find anywhere else.  

The streets and parks are full of people chilling out at any time or day or night. And the welcoming nature of the locals makes sure that there is a constant input of new stimuli to get the innovation (and to be fair, a special kind of weirdness) going. To sum it up, anyone is welcome in #brnoregion, because we know that diversity breeds innovation – and because we are a genuinely friendly bunch. 

Science and education hub
Science and education hub

#brnoregion takes education, research and development seriously. Thanks to both the public and private sector, total investments in R&D have reached over 760 million EUR. One of the main reasons is a strong academic background – there are 11 higher education institutions in Brno alone, studied by 65,000 students.

The research is also conducted by eight institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Official statistics note that 2% of all employees in the region are conducting some form of R&D, 30+% of those are women. 

Make sure to check out our data report to find out more! 

Find out why #brnoregion is just a perfect place to live, work and study

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19. September. 2022
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