30/08/2018: RICAIP Testbed Day and RICAIP Final meeting in Prague, Czech Republic
On Thursday, 30 August 2018, on the occasion of the completion of the Teaming Phase I of the project, the event entitled „RICAIP Testbed Day“ was held at the Testbed for Industry 4.0 in the CIIRC CTU building. The event was organized as a coherent follow-up of the Mid-day ceremony held at the very beginning of the RICAIP Project in September 2017.
The aim was to present to more than a hundred guests from both Czech and foreign companies and public administration the principles that will create RICAIP Center. Over the past twelve months, project partners have been working on translating the vision into concrete steps and documents to be able to submit a project proposal for support in the autumn to implement the RICAIP Center and to raise funds from European and national resources under the Horizon2020 Teaming II Call.
The participants in the event were convinced of the fact that RICAIP brought concrete solutions for the industry when the first so-called research demonstrator was presented. A new way of organizing production by digitizing processes and linking production facilities across multiple locations was introduced. Among the speakers, all of the partners hold their presentations and speeches expressing strong support to the project. The program was opened by a key note speech of Prof. Mařík, the RICAIP PI, followed by a DFKI presentation on Advanced multi-site production from the perspective of the German Industry 4.0, hold by Dr. Becker. Short speeches of all institutional representatives of the RICAIP partners came before a joint RICAIP Concept Feasibility Test: Presentation of the RICAIP Demonstrator.
During the final meeting of the Steering Committee, the final version of the Business Plan was approved. SC also discussed further steps towards reaching the national roadmaps for research infrastructures.