VZLU was awarded by the Visionary of the Year 2019 Award for Nanosatellite VZLUSAT-1


The prize was given for the innovations of Czech companies with significant technological, social and economic benefits. Among the awarded visionaries for 2019, there has been also the Czech Aerospace Research Centre. The awards ceremony took place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Belvedere Hotel in Prague. The project is sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.

The Czech nano-satellite, which has been working on orbit for nearly two and a half years, was awarded not only for its primacy - it is the first Czech nano-satellite, but also for its durability - it provides scientific data for almost two and half year while the average life expectancy of nanosatellite is about one year.

The expert jury consisted of institutions engaged in the support of innovation, applied research and business. The Visionaries project was established 9 years ago and its aim is to appraise Czech companies, entrepreneurs and specific authors of innovative products, products, processes or services. The purpose of the Visionaries project is to mobilize the innovation potential and to help to the successful commercialization of the innovative ideas.