Czech Institute of Informatics, Cybernetics, and Robotics, CTU in Prague (CVUT-CIIRC) was established as a multidisciplinary university institute at the Czech Technical University in Prague in July 2013. The CIIRC is an effective platform for demanding interdisciplinary R&D projects not only across the CTU but also within the whole of the Czech Republic. CIIRC opens the space for mutually beneficial cooperation with CTU faculties and institutes, with other universities, with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, with industrial R&D, companies, and analogical foreign institutions. CIIRC has created the environment supporting the know-how transfer to industry and other application areas. CIIRC contributes to the National Initiative Industry 4.0 of the Czech Government. The first Testbed for Industry 4.0 in the Czech Republic is being built in CIIRC.
České vysoké učení technické v Praze (Czech Technical University in Prague, ČVUT/CTU) is the largest technical university in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest one in Europe. In 2017, CTU occupied the 201st-250th position in the "Computer Science and Information Systems" category of the QS World University Rankings, which include more than 4400 world universities. CTU has eight faculties (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology) and about 21,000 students.