RICAIP Seminar Series: Industry 4.0 & Smart City and Smart Regions

16. 9. 2021 | 9:00 – 11:30

CEITEC Brno University of Technology (or online)

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Register on www.ceitec.cz till 14 September 2021

Let us kindly invite you to the first series of seminars at CEITEC Brno University of Technology within the RICAIP project.

You will have the opportunity to meet interesting guests from the areas that deal not only with smart cities and smart regions, but also topics related to gender, personal development & labour market, environment & sustainability or Society 4.0 in general. The goal of the series is also to raise awareness of Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, robotics, and the experimental factory of the future.

The first seminar will take place on 16 September 2021 in time from 8:30 to 11:00 in CEITEC BUT Large Meeting Room (Brno, Purkyňova 123) or ONLINE.

Please find the list of very interesting speakers in the programme and also on the CEITEC website.

  • If you want to attend the event online, you will receive the link to your e-mail before the event. 
  • You are more than welcome to attend the event physically at CEITEC Brno University of Technology:
    Purkyňova 123, Brno – Královo Pole 
    Please take with you confirmation of completed vaccination or confirmation of a negative antigen or PCR test (not older than 3 days) for the physical attendance.


8:30 – 9:00

Registration and Coffee Break

9:00 – 9:15

Introduction of the RICAIP Project

Prof. Pavel Václavek
RICAIP Project Coordinator at CEITEC BUT

Utilization of artificial intelligence, decentralized laboratory connection, and networking for application development and validation in the modern, automated industry in Europe. The RICAIP project, thanks to the support of 1.3 billion crowns, will enable the creation of a research and innovation centre at the CIIRC CTU in Prague and CEITEC BUT in Brno. The Czech Republic is thus able to establish itself as a leader in the field of advanced industrial production of the future.

9:15 – 10:00

Smart region – a way to transform the quality of life in the South Moravian region

Jiří Nantl
Deputy Governor of the South Moravian Region

In the last twenty years, the South Moravian Region has established itself as a region of European importance in the field of research, development and innovative entrepreneurship. The current ambition is to build on results and focus on public sector innovation. This innovation should respond to the basic long-term needs of the region, mainly preparation for the systemic solution of environmental challenges and support of smart solutions for the transformation of health and social services within one generation. Participants will acquaint with the starting points, course and current state of work on this concept of a smart region in South Moravia.

10:00 – 10:45

Brno as the Lab of the Future

Romana Gábrlíková
Research Transfer & Talent Development Specialist

Eva Holzová
Smart City Projects and Events Manager

& the rest of the Development and Cooperation Department Team

The history of Brno‘s investments in innovation dates back to 2009 when Brno for the first time supported projects for the development of innovations, such as „Brno PhD. Talent“ or „Innovation vouchers“. Since then we draw key stakeholders into the discussion about priority needs and topics so our city develops into an innovative living lab. Our vision is that the city is the „customer zero“ for solutions that are developed by local firms or research organizations so we can work together on the implementation of innovative solutions.

10:45 – 11:30

Living Lab Židlochovice

Jan Bárta
Brno.AI Coordinator, JIC

The city of Židlochovice is very active in implementing innovative solutions in the field of sustainability and technology. The goals in the currently developed residential district „Chytré Líchy“ is to achieve carbon neutrality, significant savings in drinking water and a reduction in individual transportation through technological and social innovation. Židlochovice is becoming a living lab where we are open to testing solutions leading to the achievement of these goals and making life easier, including the application of AI.