After more than two years of preparation and chellening multi-round evaluation, the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) acquired the European project RICAIP (Research and Innovation Center on Advanced Industrial Production). Thanks to RICAIP, a European Center of Excellence for Industrial Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is being created at CIIRC ČVUT with almost 50 million euros as startup support.
Prof. Miroslav Vlček, long-time vice-president of our university, head of the Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Transportation Technology left us on 28 March. We will take part with Professor Miroslav Vlček on Friday, 5 April 2019 at 10.00 in the large ceremonial hall of the crematorium in Prague - Strašnice.
As usual in March each year, the Association of Architectural students announced past year´s best architectural and design projects from the Faculty of Architecture of CTU. This year's gala evening was held at the Center of urban planning and architecture (CAMP) of the Prague Institute of Planning and Development on 21 March. Expert juries have traditionally announced the best project and the best studio in the categories Architecture and Design. The winner of the Design category was the Kiton hanger by Vít Bednář from the Jaroš-Bednář studio.
The 1st Regular Plenary Meeting of AICZECHIA - National Initiative for Artificial Intelligence, which was established on 16 January, 2019, was held in Prague on 21March. Its aim is to become a respected national platform for cooperation of Czech laboratories and teams working in the field of artificial intelligence brush away boundaries of scientific disciplines and develop artificial intelligence and thus help fulfill the National Innovation Strategy.
The mission of SmartGuide is to make every mobile a personal guide and change the quality of travel. Instead of spending time searching for information and hassle with navigation, travelers will enjoy an authentic experience. Innovative technology, augmented reality, and user-friendliness have also attracted experts that voted SmartGuide to be the Travel Startup of the year 2018. SmartGuide is developed by an interesting team.
Natália Jurčová from Masaryk University and David Tolar from the Faculty of Transportation Technology of the Czech Technical University in Prague jointly won silver at the World Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk in a mixed pair race. They lost six and a half seconds against the Russian home team Valeria Vasněcova and Alexander Dědjuchyn. France finished third.
The encompassing theme of the first Czech - Israeli accelerator (CIPA) is Smart city. International student teams from the Czech Technical University in Prague and the Technion University in Haifa will be led by experienced mentors to propose innovative solutions for specific assignments by industrial partners. The official opening ceremony took place at the residence of the Ambassador of the State of Israel in the Czech Republic on 7 March, with representatives of education, industrial and public sectors, including the Rector of the Czech Technical University, doc. Vojtěch Petráček.
A total of six elite universities make up an alliance called the EuroTech Alliance. Its members are the Technical University of Denmark, the École Polytechnique in France, the Technion in Israel, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and the Technical University of Munich in Germany. This year, the Alliance invited the Czech Technical University in Prague and Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia to work on a proposal for the European Universities initiative called the EuroTech Engineer project. The project aims to link technical education across Europe, revolutionize student mobility, contribute to Europe's competitiveness and protect European university values.
On Thursday 28 February, the results of the 21st edition of the prestigious Werner von Siemens Prize were announced at the Bethlehem Chapel. Among the winners were Ing. Jan Filip from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Ing. Libor Bukata of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics.
Prof. Milan Jirásek from the Faculty of Civil Engineering together with prof. Bažant from The Northwestern University published a large monography ‘Creep and Hygrothermal Effects in Concrete Structures’ at Springer last year. It has been awarded the Most Promising New Textbook Award, awarded by the American Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA).

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