Research and development form an integral part of activities carried out at Tomas Bata University. In some areas, e.g. in the sphere of polymer engineering, chemistry or automation and technological process control TBU ranks among the world’s top institutions. At the present time, several significant research units operate at TBU. All of them are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and serve as high-quality facilities for teaching, for the implementation of wide-ranging research and development activities, as well as for cooperation with companies.