Laboratories of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE) were transformed into a manufactory in March. Due to the general lack of disinfectants on the market, the Department of Nuclear Chemistry (KJCH) started to produce its own disinfectants for the needs of the university and other institutions.
During the current crisis situation, when hospitals are preparing for increased intake of patients infected with coronavirus, the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering has offered to lend state-of-the-art faculty equipment to the Regional Hospital in Kladno to assist in the fight against coronavirus.
In 2010, classmates Jan Sova and Jan Kovář graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. During their last year of study, they founded the now successful start-up, ie Workswell s.r.o., which was soon joined by their third colleague Adam Švestka.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering acknowledges the complicated situation in which history teachers found themselves after closing schools. Therefore, it supports and participates in the HistoryLab web application .
Experts from universities and institutions met at the Czech Technical University in Prague on 16 March to declare a common approach and call for improvised protection against coronavirus. CTU in Prague was represented by its rector and physicist doc. Vojtěch Petráček, the Faculty of biomedical engineering was represented by prof. MUDr. Leoš Navrátil and MUDr. Emil Pavlík, the Technical University of Liberec by rector doc. Miroslav Brzezina and the group were complemented by Czech entrepreneur and philanthropist Martin Hausenblas.
The main component of disinfectants produced at CTU, namely at the Department of Nuclear Chemistry of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, is ethyl alcohol and distilled water. When preparing surface disinfection, isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen peroxide are added. For hand disinfection glycerol, citral and isopropanol are added. Faculties fill the disinfectant into five and ten liter barrels. Disinfection is used in the premises of the university and its parts, such as the Lvíčata university elementary and nursery school.
The 22nd annual Werner von Siemens Prize was awarded on 5 March. Czech branch of Siemens appreciates the work and projects in the field of technical and natural sciences in four categories: the most important result of basic research, the best diploma thesis, the best dissertation and the best pedagogue. Together with students, their work leaders also receive rewards. This year, special awards were given for overcoming obstacles in study, for the excellent quality of female scientific work and for the graduation work on Industry 4.0.
Na Fakultě informačních technologií ČVUT v Praze proběhl ve dnech 28. až 29. února 2020 historicky první ročník technologického hackathonu HackFIT 2020. Soutěže se zúčastnilo přes 60 soutěžících, z nichž mnohým nebylo ani 20 let. Přesto na 24hodinovém soutěžním IT maratonu ti nejlepší dokázali překonat sami sebe, vytvořit smysluplný projekt a domluvit si spolupráci s předními průmyslovými firmami.
Artificial intelligence in the near future will fundamentally affect people's lives like no other technology. Its responsible development is therefore a key priority for the European Union, the Czech Republic and academia. Therefore, by signing a memorandum, the Czech Technical University in Prague, Charles University and Masaryk University have launched a project to build a European Center of Excellence in the field of artificial intelligence for a more secure society. It develops the national theme and fulfills the National Strategy adopted last year (NAIS).
The Khalifa University hosted the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) in Abu Dhabi on 23-25 February. At the competition, the team of Faculty of Electrical Engineering CTU in Prague (FEL), cooperating with colleagues from universities in Pennsylvania and New York won first place for building walls with drones, silver for destroying defined targets (balloons) and the most valuable gold medal for the team Challenge.

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