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The region is home to 40+ technology companies involved in the value chain of aircraft manufacturing, aerospace and related technologies. At the same time, Brno is the centre of the Czech space industry.

2000+ aerospace employees
employees in the #brnoregion 
has the largest R&D centre in Europe in Brno
1st Space Applications
study program in the Czech Republic focused on the space industry (Space Applications) 
22 members
Brno Space Cluster members
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"The intersection of increasing know-how with the growing capabilities of the Czech space industry has brought about a revolutionary change in local activities. Now, we have a scientific and technological hotbed in a traditionally industrialised country that does not just want to participate in space missions but to design and implement them itself."

Petr Brož, Department of Geodynamics, Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences 


The first cluster in the Czech Republic focused on commercial space was established in 2019. It brings together more than 20 entities from companies and research institutes, mainly from the South Moravian Region. Its members, as well as the cluster itself, successfully participate in European Space Agency projects. In addition to business, it also deals with the popularisation of space technologies and education. 

Main activities:

  • Engineering services and cooperation on space projects. 

  • Connecting companies collaborating on space projects and creating their own products – commercial and scientific. 

  • Popularisation and education – for example, the cluster initiated the Space Applications study programme at the Brno University of Technology. 


  • Project implementation for ESA, ArianeGroup, OHB, Avio, Leonardo and other significant players in the space industry. 

  • The cluster, as an independent entity, submits bids to international tenders. 


Moravian Aviation Cluster

An association of aviation companies and educational institutions linked by a common interest in developing a competitive aviation industry. The centre of activity of this cluster is concentrated in Kunovice. 

Brno Observatory and Planetarium

It is one of the most important popularisers of astronomy and other physical sciences. Together with the city of Brno and the South Moravian Region, it organises Brno Space Days - Days of South Moravian Cosmonautics. The observatory is one of Brno's top visitor destinations. It has been in operation since 1954.


Czech Space Week

The largest event in the Czech Republic focused on the space industry happening in Prague and Brno. The Space Week is packed with lectures, workshops and international networking for companies, investors, startups, students and all other space fans. 

Czech Space Week


Brno University of Technology

  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 
  • Faculty of Information Technologies  
  • Space Applications Master's programme 


University of Defence

  • Faculty of Military Technology


Masaryk University

  • Faculty of Informatics 
  • Faculty of Science 



Brno region has emerged as one of the leading European innovation hubs
20. March 2024
Brno region has emerged as one of the leading European innovation hubs
The Brno region, The South Moravian Region (SMR) (Czech Republic, European Union) has emerged as one of the leading European innovation hubs, with its Regional Innovation Index (RII) jumping from 87.3 to 101% of EU average between 2016 and 2023, an improvement of 22.3%. A global leader in electron microscopy, with one-third of the world's electron microscopes coming from Brno, Brno region excels also in the semiconductor, space, cybersecurity, and game development sectors. Leading the Czech Republic in knowledge intensity and high-tech employment, Brno region matches Europe's top regions. Brno's high quality of life and ranking as a leading student city highlight its role as a center of innovation and growth. It stems from the data report on research, innovation, and business in South Moravia, published by the innovation agency JIC.
Space Applications study programme responds to the space industry boom in Brno
28. February 2024
Space Applications study programme responds to the space industry boom in Brno
The Brno region has a growing number of space industry companies. Scientists and engineers are increasingly participating in European Space Agency (ESA) projects. As a result, the demand for systems engineers with industry knowledge is increasing. So in 2022 the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication of Brno University of Technology has created the first Master's degree programme in Space Applications in Czechia. The applications are now open until the end of March 2024.
ESA BIC incubator has been helping #brnoregion startups grow for 5+years
12. December 2023
ESA BIC incubator has been helping #brnoregion startups grow for 5+years
The European Space Agency's business incubator ESA BIC has been supporting Czech startups working with space technologies since 2016. Two years later, this opportunity was offered to emerging companies from the #brnoregion, thanks to the opening of a ESA BIC Brno branch by the innovation agency JIC. In Brno, it has already helped 16 projects develop their first prototype or show the way to market entry. Not surprisingly, this is one the examples of the implementation of a successful strategy to promote entrepreneurship, for which the South Moravian Region and the City of Brno have been awarded the title of European Entrepreneurial Region 2024.