Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics
The Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) is a modern scientific institute of the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague. It has nearly 300 employees working in 8 research departments complemented by specialized centers, namely Testbed for Industry 4.0, RICAIP Centre, and National Centre for Industry 4.0 (NCI40). CIIRC CTU concentrates on cutting-edge fundamental and applied research in the variety of fields of computer science and artificial intelligence focusing four key areas: manufacturing, energy, smart cities, and healthy society. CIIRC CTU builds a unique ecosystem for AI and advanced manufacturing, interconnecting the industry (in particular SMEs), universities and RTOs in the Czech Republic with main European research and innovation networks. It provides both state-of-the-art research infrastructure and expertise for joint projects supporting the digital transformation of Czech companies.
Since 2020, the role of the EIT Manufacturing Hub Czech Republic has been implemented by the CIIRC CTU in close cooperation with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering CTU, creating a single point of national representation for EIT Manufacturing. The Hub is continuously working on increasing the engagement with local stakeholders, innovative companies, national and regional authorities. It interconnects these subjects via networking and educational activities into a knowledge triangle to share good practice in research, business and higher education more efficiently.