Mission and vision


Mankind permanently dreams the dream of faster, lighter and more energy efficient devices that would make life easier or simply be more environmentally friendly. One necessary thing for fulfillment of this dream is the development of new materials.

The mission of the Institute of materials and machine mechanics SAS is the research and development of new advanced materials based on non-ferrous metals and solving of wide range of related issues - from the development of special technology of new materials, through exploring and characterizing their internal structure, to the analytical and numerical modeling a simulation of the properties.

The mission of the Institute involves three key dimensions:

The vision of the Institute is to complete and strengthen its position as an excelent national non-university public research institution, carrying out a cutting-edge research in the field of non-ferrous metal materials, opened to new scientific problems and civilizational challenges. The Institute sees its future in an institution that flexibly gains and creatively applies gained knowledge in innovative solutions that bring benefits to society.

The Institute focuses on material research, which is in the world one of the key factors of technology development. This Institute's focus establishes an excelent basic condition for its development.

The research in the Institute's scope neccssarily exceeds the boundaries and possibilities of Slovakia as a relatively small country and it can be carried out only in an international context. This includes the meaning of the research its funding and the application of its results. Therefore the Institute sees its future only in an institution that not only keeps up with the world, but is also excellent on a global scale in selected special topics of research.

The Institute can fulfill this vision only in such a way that it will grow also quantitatively. Therefore, the Institute sees its future in growing employment of top experts from home and the world.


Research strategy and development of the Institute for years 2016-2020