On 26 October, the Committee on Territorial Development, Public Administration and the Environment of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the CTU Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies, organized Digital Economy and Society international conference. Besides the top officials of the state administration, those who attended were the rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague, prof. Petr Konvalinka, Mayor of Prague Adriana Krnáčová, as well as CEOs of Czech Radio and Czech Television René Zavoral and Petr Dvorak. The morning program was opened by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Zbyněk Linhart, at the Knights Hall of the Wallenstein Palace in Prague.
The leadership of CTU in Prague and the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic organized a discussion forum on 24 October, entitled The Future of Czech Industry Depends on Quality Technical Education.
The CTU Faculty of Transportation Technology is a partner of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Association of the Automotive Industry. This includes specific pilot projects in the field of electromobility, autonomous management and digitization, solved at the faculty. Following this event, the C-ROADS consortium contract was signed at the Ministry of Transportation of the Czech Republic, where the faculty is specifically appointed as one of the project investigators of pilot projects in transport telematics based on mutual vehicle-vehicle or vehicle-infrastructure communication. It is a major project for future autonomous drive, both in road and rail transport.
A Hybrid Manufacturing (HM) type WELDPRINT MCV 5X machining equipment, developed by KOVOSVIT MAS, a.s. in cooperation with Department of manufacturing machinery and equipment of Factulty of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the gold medal in category “Innovations developed through cooperation of companies and research institutes in Czech Republic / Slovakia within state -supported development projects". Ing. Libor Kuchař, director-general of KOVOSVIT MAS, a.s., and prof. Michael Valášek, dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, received the award.
An extraordinary financial award has been received by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from a former student, Thomas Morel, a czechoamerican. The one million dollar donation obtained on 6 October is meant to support science, research and education.
CTU joined the nationwide science and technology popularization event Night of Scientists this year as well. It was held on 6 October, from 17.00 to 23.00, and its theme was mobility. Throughout the evening and into the night, those interested could learn about interesting projects from CTU in Prague and inspect premises which are not accessible to the public during normal operation.
From 26 September to 1 October, the World Championships in Water Slalom took place in the French city of Pau, which was also attended by Ing. Vít Přiddiš, Ph.D. of Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering.
At the FOR ARCH international building fair, the results of the 9th annual Young Architect Award for Students and Architects were announced on 21 September. Out of a total of 39 entries centered on the topic of Periphery, both inside and outside, the jury had sent 11 designs to the final round. Radka Leláková and Ing. arch. Tereza Kupková were among the winners. The prize of the public was awarded to Ing. arch. Petr Stojanov. All laureates work at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University.
Every year, the EBEC Technical Competition is hosted by the BEST international student club (Board of European Students of Technology). At its recent instance, CTU students managed to get the international round, where they have won in one of the subcategories, competing with 120 students from all over Europe.
Experts from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at CTU, led by docent René Hudec, continue to work closely with foreign partners in the preparation of ESA and China's international satellite project. This is a rare case when the space agencies have selected a proposal with the Czech top-level participation in the main consortium for the final realization of ESA satellite scientific project.