The Centre of Polymer Systems (CPS) is a top-ranking research unit of Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU), which guarantees world-class parameters in polymer systems research and utilization of the state-of-the-art technologies. Since 2015 it has been located in an entirely new building designed to measure the needs and objectives of the research centre. It was under construction from 2013 to 2015. Project costs reached CZK 713 million, out of which CZK 176 million included costs of machines and equipment of the Centre. In 2015 CPS was granted another almost CZK 50 million for additional machines and equipment.
CPS employs 120 research specialists, out of which some 20% come from abroad, such as Italy, USA, Russia, China, Ukraine, Turkey, India etc. Many of the staff members have also received various prestigious international awards. During its relatively short period of existence, the CPS can be proud of more than one hundred utility models and pat-ents, large number of publications and volume of contract research and several tens of successful graduates of doctoral programmes. It is certainly also worth mentioning that in the recently published survey of activities of 48 Czech research centres, CPS ranked 8th.
The Polymer Systems Center was established on January 1, 2011 in the framework of projects of the Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations No. CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0111 and CZ.1.05/2.1.00/19.0409.