Czech-German R&D cooperation

In terms of the strategic management of the effects and impacts of Industry 4.0, Germany is almost five years ahead of the Czech Republic. The possibility to transfer knowledge and good practices from the German environment is therefore a key parameter to success.


The grounds of Czech-German R&D collaboration in the field of Industry 4.0 were set during the state visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Czech Republic. The direct positive effect was the signature of a MoU on R&D Collaboration in the field of Industry 4.0 between CIIRC CTU Prague and DFKI (core partners of the RICAIP Project consortium) as part of the official top level state visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Czech Republic in August 25, 2016:

Founding fathers of the Industry 4.0 concept in Germany (W. Wahlster) and the Czech Republic (V. Mařík), behind them from left: Czech Prime-Minister B. Sobotka, German Chancellor A. Merkel, Rector of CTU P. Konvalinka, Czech Deputy Prime-Minister P. Bělobrádek, photo August 25, 2016.