The Institute of Technology, Slovak Academy of Sciences (IT SAS) has been formed to coordinate and support research in the field of new progressive materials and technologies. Research, development and innovation (RDI) activities are realized in four competence centers (CC) working in the fields of the multifunctional materials and nanotechnologies. Multifunctional materials are new construction materials having different attributes and functions in a given system. Nanotechnologies give new possibilities to prepare multifunctional materials on the nanometer scale.
Following Competence centers (CC) are associated within IT SAS:
CC NANO – Nano-materials and nano-technologies
CC ELEKTRO – Materials of electronics and electrotechnology
CC MATER – Construction materials
CC EXTMATER – Materials for extreme conditions