Czech Republic

repcecaResponsible: HOUSA Jaromir

1 – General Information

TP Name

Czech Technological Platform ofManufacturing Engineering(ManuFuture Czech Republic)Platform is not establish yet. Weexpected establishing of the platformtill 2006.

Contact person (coordinator)

Prof. Jaromir Housa
Tel: +420 221 990 900
Contact person of the platform will be nominate after establishing of the platform.

2 – Coordinating institution

Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Research Center of Manufacturing Technology
Horska 3, 128 00 Praha 2
Czech Republic

3 – Technical objectives

The Czech Technological platform will be divide into several sectors which are represented with key actors
(industry association, universities and research centers) with link to trade and the end users.

Each sector will work up research and development trends (strategy research agenda) which will be elaborated
into research programme of competent research center.

The role of deputy ministries is to support cooperation and communication between technological platforms
and relevant ministries and Research and Development Council of the Czech Republic.

The financial support for research and development could be provide for projects prepared under each section.
There are expeded accompanying projects for all sectors as well.

The general goal of the Czech technological platforms is to define trends and joint research activities as well as
found the financial sources for activities which fill suport three main objectives:
– R&D Support
– Innovation Support
– Human Resources Development in Manufacturing Sphere

4 – Relevance to nation economy

In 2005 The Czech Republic Government published government decision (no. 661) in which aprroved seven
long time research priorities which will be supported in the Czech Republic. One of this priority is
Competitive Manufacturing (Research for Competitive Manufacturing). The czech Technology platform
support this priority and helps to acchieve aims describes in the government decision.

Joint research programme which will be set up between key actors in technological platforms supports as well
Lisabon’s strategy and facilitate private and public financing of the research and development.

Cross sector reasearch will bring higher effectivity of research and development in manufacturing technology.

5 – Sectors within the TP

At the beginning there will be following sectors under Czech technological platform:

-Engineering Industry (Producers of Manufacturing Technique)
– Transport Industry (aerospace, automotive, rail vehicle)
– Energy Industry (Producers of power machines)
– Textile Industry (Producer of textile machines)
– Control, Measurement and Automatization Industry
– Ecological Industry (Producers of ecological devices)

6 – ManuFuture pillars tackled by the TP

– New, added-value products and services: Yes
– New business models: Yes
– New advanced industrial engineering: Yes
– New emerging manufacturing science and technologies: Yes
– Transformation of existing R&D and education infrastructure to support world-class manufacturing: Yes

7 – Research & Development activities

At EU level:
– ECOFIT (6th Framework Programme, Priority 3 – NMT)
– HARDPRECISION (6th Framework Programme, Priority 3 – NMT)
Other national activities of each key actor will be identify after establishing the platform.

At national level:
– Research Centers (National R&D programme – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech
– Adaptability of R&D employees (ESF – Operational Programme Human Resources Development)
Other national activities of each key actor will be identify after establishing the platform.

Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) NO

8 – Stake holders

– Ministry of Education,Youth and Sports
– Ministry of Industry and Trade
– Research Centre of Manufacturing Technology (Sector: Engineering Industry)
– Reasearch Center of forming Technologies (Sector: Engineering Industry)
– Aerospace Research Center (Sector: Transport Industry – Aerospace)
– Josef Božek Research Center of Engine and Automotive Engineering (Sector: Transport Industry –
– Research Center of Rail vehicles (Sector: Transport Industry – Train vehicles)
– Research Energy center (Sector: Energy Industry)
– Research Center “Textile” (Sector: Textile Industry)
– Center of Quality and Reliability of production (Sector: Control, Measurement and Automatization
– Research center of new technologies (Sector: Environmental Industry)
– Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers of Engineering Technique (associating more then 40 industrial
– Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic
– Universities
– Industrial companies
– Private and research institutions

9 – Geographical localization (map, localization of participants):

Whole Czech Republic.

10 – Interactions with other NRTPs

Interaction not established yet.

11 – Special national programmes

Operational programme Research and Development for Innovation (2007 – 2013)
Operational Programme Industry and Innovation (2007 – 2013)
Operational programe Human Resources and Employment (2007 – 2013)
Operational program Education (2007 – 2013)
National Programmes for R&D
National Programmes of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
National programme of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic

12 – Funding instruments

– National programme
– Structure funds (Czech Operational programmes)
– Community programmes (7th Framework Programme, CIP, etc.)
– Private funding