Author: Pavel K
Technology Centre Prague
Ve Struhach 1076/27
160 00 Prague 6
Technology transfer between ADVACAM s.r.o. and the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics of the Czech Technical University in Prague, where imaging solutions enterprise resulted in development of radiation monitors for earthly applications.
A pixel particle detector was created through technology transfer. The business of this product operates on a license fee, which resulted in a successful business model with international export.
Mecas ESI — ŠKODA transportation
A leading innovator in virtual prototyping software Mecas ESI fostered an interior noise decrease in ŠKODA transportation.
Thanks to the in-depth knowledge of virtual prototyping in software and manufacturing industries, an established Czech transportation manufacturer was able to use Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) in vibro-acoustic simulation, and thus significantly decrease interior noise levels in subway rail vehicles.
Czech software and systems engineering company Space Systems Czech upgraded an archaeology map of the Czech Republic for the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague.
The engineering company translated its know-how in software development for critical infrastructure into a mapping system. During this process, errors and failures were removed due to knowledge of Big Data and GIS, additional functions were added.
TOSEDA — BD Sensors
Czech R&D SME TOSEDA cooperated with Czech pressure sensor manufacturer BD Sensors. BD Sensors gained a new potting and encapsulation material for electronic parts.
Space 4 Cities
Could space technologies contribute to city development? The first Space 4 Cities event was an opportunity to discuss such opportunities. Co-hosted by the TC CAS and the Ministry of Transportation, Czech Republic and ESA, 70 city and region representatives attended a series of space technology presentations.
Apart from ESA representatives, the presentations were held by speakers from the Ministry of Transportation, Czech Republic, CzechInvest agency, TC CAS and Czech Technical University in Prague, as well as by the private sector representatives. The presentations focused on proven space to ground applications, such as satellite data for city monitoring and development (GISAT), analysis of local climate for green and effective buildings (Let’s Earth), satellite tools for sustainable cities (World from Space), applications of drones for smart cities (Aleego).
Round Table with Rick Tumlinson
The Technology Center CAS was honored to host a round table with Rick Tumlinson, who is considered to be the biggest visionaire in the current space conquest. Together with representatives of R&D and technology we had the opportunity to discuss business related to space technologies and Czech – American business cooperation opportunities. Apart from the business representatives, the government representatives were guests at the round table.
Rick Tumlinson co-founded several enterprises focusing on space technology R&D, contributed to commercial policy establishment in the space industry (so called NewSpace industry), and was present at founding the International Space University in France. Despite having a broad range of activities, Rick currently dedicates most of his time to Deep Space Industries (DSI), a company he founded in 2013 in Silicon Valley. DSI researches space and mining technologies for the future mineral mining on asteroids. Czech company Metatron Global, a.s., was a participant of the round table as it is an investor of DSI.