The ORION partner and non-profit Czech organisation JCMM (South Moravian Centre for International Mobility), was established in 2005 to support and stimulate an influx of students into the region and counteract the brain drain of scientific talent occurring at that time. Since its foundation, the range of JCMM activities has extended to now support talented young people, students, fellows and teachers. Within the ORION regional call for open science projects on local societal challenges, JCMM distributed 10 grants in 2019 to master/Ph.D.students to carry out projects containing strong elements of open science.
One of the grant winners was Lucie Pejchalová from Brno University of Technology with a project on ‘Open access to calcium phosphate scaffolds technology for regenerative medicine’. Her project is a part of efforts to develop innovative methods in prostate cancer research and neural regeneration.