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Companies and experts discussed the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Liberec region

19.12.2017

On Tuesday 12.12.2017 representatives of local companies, a banking sector and universities met in the Regional Scientific Library in Liberec to gain relevant information about Industry 4.0 in the Liberec region. The workshop Journey to Industry 4.0 brought theoretical knowledge and also practical experience of local companies. At the end of the event, the examples of the best practices from Poland and Hungary were presented by the virtual connection.    

Experts from Technical University Liberec, Doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D and others, introduced modern technologies and devices as the internet of things and the augmented reality that are regarded as a part of Industry 4.0. Doc. Ing. Vojtěch Pražma, CSc. from the company Modelárna Liberec presented the best practice as well as Petr Solnař, a representative of a firm Merz, which solves digitalization of production. CzechInvest and Czech Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank introduced financing possibilities in the Czech Republic. The topic was interesting mainly for the automotive companies, that are connected to Germany trade, where Industry 4.0 is a part of the practice. And also SMEs, which want to keep pace with trends and want to be competitive, were involved with enthusiasm.

Within the following discussion, the participants defined the biggest contemporary barriers to the Industry 4.0 implementation in regional companies. Lack of industry 4.0 awareness was one of the named obstacles. The workshop realized in the project V4&I4 aimed to improve it and as well as making the supporting environment in the region and strengthen its competitiveness.

The event was held by the DEX Innovation Centre that has experience in projects focused on innovations and new technologies. It supports cooperation within the innovative ecosystem in the Liberec region. The workshop contributed to better industry 4.0 awareness, trigger a discussion thus support further development in the Liberec region.

Presentation Modelárna LIAZ
Presentation Merz

Presentation CzechInvest

Presentation Czech Moravian Guarentee and Development Bank

Presentation Technical University in Liberec 1

Presentation Technical University in Liberec 2

Presentation Technical University in Liberec 3

The Best Practice from Poland
The Best Practice from Hungary