Elektronová mikroskopie

Electron microscopy

Brno is a world centre for the development and production of electron microscopes. Get to know the ecosystem of companies, research and educational organisations. 
1/3 microscopes
of the world's production of electron microscopes comes from Brno
1.28 billion
€1.28 bil.
estimated sales of companies operating in Brno 
2000+ mikroskopie
employees of the 3 largest companies
years of electron microscopy R&D in the region

See more data and information in the Data Report and Toolbox.


"The combination of a strong collaboration of organisations and individuals involved in basic research, development and production of microscopes, together with many customers in relevant application areas, makes Brno a unique melting pot. Thanks to this spirit of friendly cooperation, our community is attracting more talented people from all over the world who come here to study, work or choose a solution that will move their research closer to its goal."   

Eva Coufalová, Delong Instruments 


A community of companies, researchers, and educational institutions are developing the field of electron microscopy in cooperation with support from the governments of Brno and the South Moravian Region. 

Main activities: 

  • Community building – encouraging sharing, attracting new talent, learning and development within the ecosystem. 

  • Supply Chain Development – Supporting the growth in the region's number and competency of microscopy suppliers.



  • ​​​​​​​Promotion and PR – raising of awareness (electron) microscopy in the region and worldwide. 
  • Commercialisation support – transfer of research results into practice, support for establishing spin-off companies. 


Czech National Semiconductor Cluster

Established in Brno in 2022, the cluster offers access to connect with experts and engage with the Czech semiconductor value chain, which consists of top Czech academic institutions, leading companies and their supply chain, startups and regional innovation centres. 

Czechoslovak Microscopy Society

A voluntary organisation gathering scientists, pedagogical, technical and other specialists in the area of electron, optical and other types of microscopy


Days of electron microscopy

Every year, manufacturers of electron microscopes and accessories, research centres, schools and other organisations open their doors in Brno to give the public a glimpse into otherwise inaccessible laboratories and to learn about the curiosities of the microworld or what it is like to work in this field.
Dny elektronové mikroskopie


Brno University of Technology 

  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication 
  • Faculty of Information Technology 
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 

Mendel University 

  • Faculty of Business and Economics


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.
Jan Neuman: Only together can we make Brno the world center of electron microscopy
21. September 2023
Jan Neuman: Only together can we make Brno the world center of electron microscopy
Every third electron microscope in the world is made in Brno. But what makes the South Moravian metropolis the mecca of the field is the whole ecosystem of collaborating organizations and people. How are they interconnected? And what do they do to nurture and attract new talent and top experts? Jan Neuman, CEO of NenoVision and initiator of the Regional Microscopy Platform, answered questions about electron microscopy's past and future in #brnoregion.
Electron microscopy in action: Brno teams are developing energy-efficient chips
25. July 2023
Electron microscopy in action: Brno teams are developing energy-efficient chips
Exploring new materials for chip production and enabling their analysis directly in the production environment – these are the tasks of two scientific teams from #brnoregion – from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Brno University of Technology. Electron microscopes play a key role in their efforts. Thanks to them, as part of the three-year European ALL2GaN project, we can look forward to a solution that has enormous potential to save energy and thus mitigate the climate crisis by reducing CO2 emissions. Indeed, the gallium nitride chips being developed will be used in a wide range of applications including telecommunications and e-mobility.