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Seminar & Workshop H2020: „Marie Skłodowska-Curie – Individual Fellowships“ action

The MSCA-IF Action (Individual Fellowships) is part of the most renowned EU research and innovation program Horizon 2020. The Action supports researchers in gaining experience and boosting their career through international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.

The Action supports researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming in from other parts of the world, researchers who aim to restart their research career after a break, or researchers coming back to Europe to find a new position.

The seminar will primarily focus on MSCA-IF Action, however, participants will be introduced to the ERC Grants Scheme as well.

The workshop will focus on a hands-on practice of project proposal preparation.  This event is organized by Brno University of Technology in cooperation with the Technology Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences (TC CAS)

Date: 11 th April 2019, 12:30 – 16:00 (registration 12:00 – 12:30)

Venue: Brno University of Technology, Rectorate, Antonínská 548/1, Room 3.03

The event is open to all researchers who take interest in MSCA-IF and ERC grant calls, to experienced research mentors who lead other researchers, also to project managers and grant office administrators. Other stakeholders interested in H2020 program will be welcome as long as the room capacity allows it.

The event will be held in English, an interpreter will not be provided.

Speaker: Mgr. Zuzana Čapková, MSCA and ERC Grants National Contact Point, TC CAS


  • 12:30 – 13:10 Introduction of the MSC Actions (Mgr. Zuzana Čapková)
  • 13:10 – 13:35 MSCA-IF grant holder – sharing experience (Dr. Mireia Diez Sánchez)
  • 13:35 – 14:00 MSCA project evaluator – sharing experience (prof. Dr. Ing. Milada Šťastná)
  • 14:00 – 14:15 Coffee break
  • 14:15 – 15:45 Hands-on workshop, the perspective of a grant holder and a project evaluator
  • 15:45 – 16:00 Q&A, consultations

Registration is open until 10th April 2019 or until capacity is reached here. Event coordinator: Ing. Jana Vránová, tel.: 541 145 236, e-mail:

Kovový 3D tisk

European School of Makers – 3D metal printing

Additive technologies in mechanical engineering

StrojLab at Brno University of Technology participates in the “European School of Makers” created by international project FabLabNet and offers two courses for the metallic 3D printing:

More information can be seen here.



Registration at the 2nd SPIL Conference

SPIL project hosts 2nd successful international Conference on Sustainability and Process Engineering – SPIL 2018

On the 30 & 31 August 2018, international researchers from 20 countries, 6 continents and 29 universities and companies gathered in Brno for the 2nd SPIL Scientific Conference on Energy, Water, Emission and Waste in Industry and Cities, at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Brno University of Technology (BUT).

The conference adopted an intensive two-day format with plenary lectures, supplemented by panel and group discussions and poster sessions. The conference was organised by the Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory (SPIL), which is led by Professor Dr Ing Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, DSc, dr h c (mult).

Guest delegates joined BUT staff and student delegates to have the privilege to learn from and interact with internationally recognised authorities. The delegates represented countries including Austria, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan ROC, United Kingdom, and Ukraine. Among the delegates were Editors-in-Chief of high impact international journals – Journal of Cleaner Production and Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier).

To bridge the gap between industry and academia research, the managing director of CALGAVIN, UK (an international high-tech heat transfer intensification company) and representatives of local industry joined the conference. Delegates also had the opportunity to visit the laboratories of UPI – Institute of Process Engineering and EI- Energy Institute of BUT.

The conference generated substantial external exposure for Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, NETME Centre and SPIL. Since the 1st SPIL Conference last year, several noticeable results have developed including joint publications in high Impact Factor journals and several joint EU Project applications.

SPIL project, and its conference, is co-funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, via grant No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000456 of the “Operational Programme Research, Development and Education”, Priority 1: Strengthening capacity for quality research. More information here.


Doprava (zdroj:

Breakfast panel discussion “The Future of Automotive Innovation in Europe”

The world of mobility solutions is spinning faster every day, defining another role for the  automotive industry. Today, winning in this very competitive market is not about brands nor the prevalence of a means of transport, it is about building mobility ecosystems in certain geographies that attract investment and foster innovation.

Currently, we see mobility hubs mainly created in China and the United States – what does it take for Europe to keep up with pace? Looking east in Europe might be a good bet. CEE, including Slovakia, has historically been a popular destination for investment into the automotive industry but does it offer the infrastructure and framework and the resources that are needed?

In a breakfast panel discussion organised by CMS and Pedersen & Partners, experts from across industry will discuss what the future holds for the car industry in Central-Eastern Europe.


Wednesday 10 October, Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel Bratislava, Slovakia

This event is free of charge and by invitation only. Please register no later than 21 September with Silvia Jasurkova, on or +421 911 541 694.

Event Details

Wednesday 10 October, 2018, 8:30am – 11:15am

Venue: Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 185/3, Bratislava, Slovakia

Confirmed speakers include


Martin Hausenblas

Visionary, mobility enthusiast, entrepreneur and Liftago founder with the ambition to create conditions in the Ústí nad Labem region (Northern Bohemia) that would attract a global autonomous mobility player.

Panel speakers

Jaroslav Holeček

Former  president and vice-president of the Slovak Automotive Industry Association (ZAPSR). He is an engineer  with nearly 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. He has held positions of board member at Volkswagen in Slovakia and VW companies abroad.

Darren McDonald

Joined Aeromobil as Quality and Vehicle Programme Manager in 2016 bringing more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector with Rover, BMW and Rolls-Royce.

Peter Badík

Active member and previous chairman of the Slovak Electric Vehicle Association, he is co-founder and managing partner in GreenWay – a leading Charging Service Provider for EV in Central Europe – and co-founder in Voltia, which deploys electric vehicles into logistic fleets.

Tomáš Siviček

Idea generator and leader at the Innovation Centre of the Ústí nad Labem region (Northern Bohemia). With years of experience acquired from the Slovakian Government Office and the non-profit sector, he is working to create an ecosystem for innovation in Northern Bohemia.

Dr. Saul Reichman

Innovation expert with more than a decade experience in technological investments, entrepreneurship and work with multinationals. Previously, he established Renault’s Open Innovation Lab in Israel while founding the Israel Multinational Automotive Forum (IMAF). He is currently Global Innovation & Corporate Venturing Director at Maxion Wheels.

Martin Wodraschke

Active in Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic, Martin is co-head of the CMS Auto-Tech Group and mainly advises multinationals, both OEMs and suppliers, on their greenfield investments across Central and Eastern Europe.

Maymoon Yahia

An engineer by training, Maymoon has a career in strategic management positions at globally operating technology companies. He is currently responsible for R&D and Operations at the Driving Assistance Systems operations of Valeo in the Czech Republic.

Moderated by

Magnus Wied, Principal, Pedersen & Partners (Frankfurt)

Laurence Kalman, Partner, CMS (London)

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at