RICAIP Presents 2022 – Highlights in Nutshell

As 2022 draws to a close, RICAIP presents some of the highlights of the year as well as some elements important for our success that we rejoice in, as we rejoice in presents. The following list is not exhaustive, it is rather a selection of a few highlights of our joint work within the RICAIP consortium.

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Opening of Testbeds:

RICAIP Testbed Prague Opening

The grand opening of the fully equiped Industry 4.0 testbed at CIIRC CTU was held within the RICAIP Days in April 2022– a three-day event started with the RICAIP International Advisory Board meeting and continued with inspiring lectures, workshop and open door day.


Industrial partners, Industry 4.0 experts and researchers gathered in Brno for the testbed opening at CEITEC BUT in November 2022. After a ceremonial opening on Wednesday and a conference on Thursday, about 200 people visited the testbed on Friday.

High-level Visits:

Visit of & a Debate with Frans Timmermans on Green Deal

September: Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for the Green Deal for Europe, Frans Timmermans visited RICAIP Testbed for Industry 4.0 in Prague and had an open discussion with students and scientists from the Czech Technical University.

Visit of German Vice-Chancellor ROBERT Habeck

July: Federal Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Economy and Climate Protection Robert Habeck visited Prague Testbed. He was very interested in the specific setting and focus of cooperation between academia and industry, which has been developed within the testbed.

Growing RICAIP Testbed Network:

Signing the cooperation with Fraunhofer IWU and VŠB-TUO

In April, RICAIP expanded its European network of interconnected testbeds by starting collaboration with the University of Mining – Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB-TUO) and the German institute Fraunhofer IWU.

RYIA Award for Young Talents:


The First RIYA was awarded during the opening ceremony of Brno Testbed on Wednesday, 30 November 2022:

  1. Varun Burde (CIIRC CTU)
  2. Michal Skalský (CEITEC BUT)
  3. Caspar Jacob (DFKI)

Success in EDIH Proposals – All RICAIP Partners In!

As announced in June by EC as well as by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, all RICAIP partners have been succesful with their proposals in European Digital Innovation Hub call, whereas the testbed infrastructure is the significant element in all of the EDIHs:

Great Events and Conferences – Also with Partners:

Presentations at International Trade Fairs:


Besides other events, our partners DFKI & ZeMA presented a completely new RICAIP demonstrator on Virtual Reality-based Remote Human-Robot Collaboration in Assembly.


For the first time, RICAIP was presented with a few robotic demonstrators at Brno MSV 2022, using the on-site installed industrial 5G SA network.


Browse through the RICAIP Annual Report 2021 to get an overview of the concept and context of our centre, objectives and progress that have been made.