The Czech Technical University (CVUT) in Prague and the University of Technology (VUT) in Brno, the Czech Republic, along with two partners from Germany have received €400,000 for the development of a Czech-German research centre.
CVUT spokeswoman Andrea Vondráková announced the project and said it aims to lay foundations for the future of Czech-German co-operation in research in advanced industrial production.
The CVUT’s Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC), the VUT’s Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC VUT) in Brno, and the Research Centre of Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the Centre for Mechatronics and Automation Technology (ZeMA) in Germany will take part in the project.
The Czech deputy prime minister in charge of science, research and innovations, Pavel Bělobrádek, recently emphasised the importance of Czech-German co-operation in science and research.
Bělobrádek and Czech Technology Agency (TA CR) head Petr Očko agreed at a press conference that the Czech Republic and Germany would strive to become leaders of the digital market transformation in the future.
The CVUT will also apply for a subsidy for the centre’s operation and investments related to it. It will seek some CZK 30m (~€1.1m) in another round of the call under the Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation, Vondráková said.