Open House Day in Testbed for Industry 4.0 and National Centre for Industry 4.0

Open House Day in Testbed for Industry 4.0 and National Centre for Industry 4.0 with accompanying program: Digitization from A to Z 

Date: November 6, 2019 from 9:00 to 16:30

Digitization and Industry 4.0 have become frequently used terms and while for someone they are an everyday reality, for others they are still just a label without a specific meaning. But what does it mean? Why digitize? And most importantly – where to begin?

Together with our partners we have prepared a day full of presentations and workshops aimed to introduce selected Industry 4.0 technologies and to show their impact on increasing production efficiency. We will present examples of programs, applications and procedures that can help companies with the process of adopting Industry 4.0 principles. We will simply take you through the process of digitization from the beginning to the end.

Highlights of the Open House Day:

  • Siemens will show a “smart” racing motorcycle Honda CBR 600RR which represents a unique combination of machine, sensors and the MindSphere cloud platform - exclusively at Testbed for Industry 4.0 after it premiered at the International Machinery Fair in Brno.
  • The first scooter ever built with the technology of 3D printing of metals will arrive all the way from Ostrava – courtesy of Protolab 3D printing centre with the Ostrava Technical University VŠB TUO
  • A unique methodology can help assess the digital maturity of a company and lay out the best plan for necessary technical innovations – developed by CIIRC CTU experts in cooperation with Testbed for Industry 4.0
  • A voice commanded collaborative robot UR5 which can answer back and is able to locate objects in space – example of human and robot collaboration for the assembly and visual control of assembled parts
  • “How to get started with robots” – a practical mobile device application that can help bring together companies looking for robotic implementations and their providers and integrators
  • Confederation of Industry and the Czech Chamber of Commerce will share their experience with implementing Industry 4.0 principles in Czech SMEs and will offer helpful tips on digitization
  • Central Bohemian Innovation Centre (SIC) will introduce Innovation vouchers which can become just the right impulse for technical innovations
  • Digital innovation hub DIGIMAT will show examples of successful digitization of South Moravian companies
  • NCI4.0 partners will present Industry 4.0 technologies and applications at their stands
  • Guided tours of the Testbed for Industry 4.0 and drinks made by a robotic bar tender for everyone

See you there!

  • it is for everyone interested in latest technology advancements and innovations related to Industry 4.0 be it a professional or a general public   member
  • for high school and university students
  • for business owners and managers who want to succeed in competition
  • for academics
  • for public administration, municipalities etc.

National Centre for Industry 4.0 aims to spread information and awarness about the Industry 4.0 concept and stands to support close cooperation between academic research and the industry. NCI 4.0 is an open platform and holds technological neutrality as one of its key principles. Come and find inspiration for digitization of your company and meet with experts in the field.

Date: November 6, 2019 from 09:00 to 16:30 


Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics CUT
Building B - Testbed
Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3
160 00 Praha 6 - Dejvice
Czech Republic


Open House Day in Testbed for Industry 4.0 and National Centre for Industry 4.0

November 6, 2019 | 09:00 - 16:30

09:00 – 09:30                     Registration

09:30 – 10:00                     Opening word and welcome:
                                             - prof. Vladimír Mařík, scientific director of CIIRC CTU                                         
                                             - Jiří Kabelka, chairman of the NCI4.0 Board of directors                                            

10:00 – 10:15                     Czech Chamber of Commerce - Industry 4.0 innovations support
Irena Bartoňová-Pálková, vice president Czech Chamber of Commerce

10:15 – 10:30                     Digitization of SMEs 
                                             Radek Špicar, vice president Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic

10:30 – 10:45                     Innovation vouchers - way to technology innovations for SMEs
                                            Pavel Jovanovič, Business Innovation Manager, Central Bohemian Innovation Centre

10:45 – 11:00                     International Data Spaces Association - platform for safe data sharing 
                                             Petr Kadera, head of Intelligent Systems group CIIRC CTU

11:00 – 11:30                     Coffee break + tours of stands of NCI4.0 partners

11:30 – 11:55                     "How to get started with robots" - a practical application to help everyone interested in introducing robots into                                                  their production
  Jiří Holoubek, president of the Electrical and Electronic Association of the Czech Republic, member of the board of the                                                     Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic

11:55 – 12:20                     Smartenance application makes maintenance easier - from hoses all the way to clouds
                                            Zdeněk Haumer, head of technology department, Festo

12:20 – 13:00                     Lunch + tours of stands of NCI4.0 partners                                            

13:00 – 13:30                     How to assess level of company's digitization and determine steps towards its modernization
Petr Kadera, head of Intelligent Systems group CIIRC CTU
                                             Pavel Burget, director Testbed of Industry 4.0
                                             (the presentation is followed by a workshop with examples of the evaluation process - free entry, registration required)

13:30 – 13:50                    Digitization in small and medium size businesses - real life examples
 Jiří Kabelka, chairman of DEL a.s., chairman of the NCI4.0 Board of directors

13:50 – 14:10                    Centre of additive manufacturing Protolab as part of Smart Factory of VŠB TUO - the new testbed for the North                                                   Moravian region
                                            Marek Pagáč, director of 3D Printing Centre Protolab with VŠB TUO      

14:10 – 14:30                    DIGIMAT - Digitization centre for South Moravia
Petr Minář, director of the DIGIMAT programme                               
14:30 – 16:30                     Open House Day – free program

  • Guided tours of Testbed for Industry 4.0
  • Tours of stands of NCI 4.0 partners
  • Networking
  • Robotic bar tender, robotic barista

16:30                                   End of the event

The program is subject to change. Entry based on a confirmed registration while capacity lasts. See registration form below.
Photographs and other video materials will be made during the event for documentational and promotional purposes of NCI 4.0 and CIIRC CTU.

The event is supported by:

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