Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics

Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU)

The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe and currently the major technical university in the Czech Republic with approx. 1,700 members of academic staff. CTU currently has eight faculties and about 16,000 students.

CTU has joined EIT Manufacturing as the only Czech full member through two of its parts – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME CTU) and Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU). These two workplaces in cooperation with other European partners implement various projects, usually annual, in areas of transfer of digital knowledge in Industry 4.0, training and education activities to increase qualifications for working with advanced production technologies, but also, for example, digital transformation of companies.

EIT Manufacturing Hub Czechia

CTU has been the official EIT Manufacturing Hub for the Czech Republic since 2020. It aims to engage local companies and partners, support innovators and ensure mutual awareness between the academic and private sector about opportunities within EIT Manufacturing projects. Thanks to the Hub, Czech universities, research institutes, manufacturing companies and start-ups can more easily get involved in EIT Manufacturing projects.

EIT Manufacturing Hub Czech Republic

EIT Manufacturing Workshop: Innovation in the Manufacturing Sector

On Friday 31 March 2023, the Czech Institute of Robotics, Informatics and Cybernetics welcomed the participants of the first EIT Manufacturing Workshop in Prague.

Czech innovative start-ups & SMEs

discussed the challenges they face in their businesses as well as the opportunities that EIT Manufacturing provides. Companies such as Wiferion from Germany or Czech start-up RoboTwin shared their specific experiences across the entire innovation cycle, i.e. inn

ovation scouting, searching for partners, developing new technology solutions and products or entering new markets.

The workshop covered a wide range of topics that every company may need on its way toward innovation such as financing or options for using research infrastructure available at Testbed for Industry 4.0. The main attention was focused on the call for proposals for the next year. While applying Czech companies can use the support of EITM Hub Czechia hosted by CTU in Prague.

“We are glad we can enrich the Czech manufacturing ecosystem with EIT Manufacturing opportunities, which will enable the involved actors to access and reinforce the knowledge transfer, and technology and know-how sharing on their path of digital transformation.”

Anna Tahovská, Project Manager at CIIRC CTU, Main Contact for EIT Manufacturing Hub Czechia

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