RDI Introduction

  • Located in the Czech Republic
  • Private research institution, 85 FTE Staff
  • Annual budget €3m
  • €20m extra infrastructure investment in 2015
  • 8 International projects (FP7, Norway funds, EUREKA)
  • 300 publications in
  • past 5 years
  • 86 new cultivars

What we offer

  • Our experienced team
  • More than 2500 mild climate fruit cultivars and more than 30 years of phenological evaluation data
  • World leading sweet cherry breeding programme (Kordia, Tamara)
  • Use of the latest laboratory equipment (ICP-MS, GC/MS, LC/Coul Array, IonTorrent and Sangers sequencer, Cryogenetic freezer lab etc.)
  • Excellent sweet cherry cultivars breeding