Among the candidates for the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) in the Czech Republic is the CTU in Prague

Among the candidates for the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) in the Czech Republic is the CTU in Prague

The creation of EDIH (European Digital Innovation Hub) in the Czech Republic is an important step in supporting the digital skills of small and medium-sized enterprises. The Czech Technical University in Prague is aware of the importance of digitization for the development of the entire economy and is able to offer its services not only to companies but also to the public sector. The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic (MIT) has published the winners of the national call for European digital innovation mushrooms. Together with European partners, they should support small and medium-sized enterprises and public administrations in the wider involvement of digital technologies in production, trade and public services.

Due to the high qualification and specialization, the management of the Czech Technical University in Prague decided to submit two projects for two different required areas to the MIT qualification call. The first of these is the area of ​​cyber security, which CTU in cooperation with Masaryk University (MUNI) and Brno University of Technology (BUT) will further develop, and on this platform CYBERSECURITY INNOVATION HUB a strong basis was created for fulfilling both EDIH goals and strengthening international cooperation.

The second EDIH CTU specializes in the use of artificial intelligence (AI). In this area, the best workplaces at CTU (FEL, FIT, CIIRC) have joined forces and created a strong team that is ready to provide its services together with other partners to both small and medium-sized enterprises and companies engaged in AI development. Another important pillar is the offer of cooperation for the public sphere, which by using artificial intelligence can streamline its operation in many areas.

"By participating in two of the six projects supported, the CTU in Prague demonstrates the excellence of its teams and its readiness to participate in the digital transformation of society. I am very pleased and congratulate my colleagues for being nominated for the call for European Digital Innovation Centers. I see great potential for CTU in the upcoming Digital Europe program and I will be very happy to support these activities, including, for example, support for Quantum Technology, which opens a whole new field of quantum informatics, quantum safe communication and quantum computing, as well as the digital maturity program. in Prague doc. Vojtěch Petráček.

"The EDIH project is important mainly due to its practical overlap. With its help, artificial intelligence will reach small and medium-sized companies and public administration, where it will help with labor productivity and the growth of its added value. The already existing ecosystem around the National Center for Industry 4.0 will be important for the implementation of projects and solutions, “says its director, Jaroslav Lískovec.

A complete list of candidates for the European Centers for Digital Innovation (EDIH) is available on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.