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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

Jízdní kolo vytištěné ve strojLABu na 3D tiskárně

The only university FabLab has celebrated its first birthday by organizing an inspirational 3D print festival and opening a second laboratory

A bicycle frame printed on a 3D printer, large-format 3D printers but also a formicarium or a board game where players shoot at the game-board squares with a miniature catapult – these are some of the prototypes created by students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Brno University of Technology during the first year of the operation of strojLAB, the only university FabLab in the Czech Republic. On Friday, April 6, the students introduced their prototypes at the University 3D print festival – FabFest.

“Last year, when strojLAB was opened, we were curious to see how the students would accept it. It turned out that they had missed such a place at the university and that they really have a lot of creative ideas for innovation using 3D printing and digital technologies. 130 students across the BUT registered at strojLAB during the first year of its operation and we believe this number will continue to grow in the future. Therefore, within FabFest, we opened a second strojLAB laboratory to give students more room for work,” said David Paloušek, Head of Department of Reverse Engineering and Additive Manufacturing at the Institute of Machine Design. The laboratory is equipped mainly with 3D printers.

Druhá dílna strojLABu na FSI

From the technical point of view, the most demanding prototypes created in the 3D print laboratory were 3D printers which were designed, constructed and tested by the students themselves. One of them was created by Josef Březina.

“The development of the large-format printer took several months. My printer is exceptional in having a large printable area, 52 x 52 x 50 cm. Thanks to such a large area, I was even able to print components for a bicycle frame,” said Mr. Březina. And so the road bike belongs to one of the most interesting prototypes which have been created in the lab. The aim of his work was to explore the possibilities of innovation in construction of both devices.

In strojLAB, equipment and machines can be also used by people with an interesting business idea. For example, young innovators have created a prototype of an entertaining board game where the dice is replaced by miniature catapults. Also, they have devised magnetic formicariums, i.e. aquariums for ants. “Abroad, fablabs along with hubs and other open workshops are among the places where interesting projects are born and some of them are even able to penetrate the market. The advantage of fablab at our faculty is that the students gain top knowledge since they  have the possibility to consult researchers about their projects and they have an opportunity to take a close look at scientific work. You will not find that in another fablab,” added David Paloušek.

Registration and use of FabLab is free of charge for BUT students. In cooperation with more experienced users and researchers, they first undergo necessary training and then they may start working on their projects. The students acquire skills to be able to work with a 3D printer, basics of vacuum forming, machining and the most advanced may work with cutting-edge equipment such as the metal 3D printer or the Kuka robot for machining and large-format 3D printing. StrojLAB is also used by student teams which design a Formula or a pneumobile and they compete in international races.

FabLabNet – the European network of FabLabs helps spread the know-how

StrojLAB opening as well as organizing the festival was possible thanks to the involvement of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Brno University of Technology in the European project FabLabNet. Since 2016, the project has brought together nine European FabLabs in order to promote shared know-how in this dynamically growing field. Brno University of Technology is the only representative of the Czech Republic and also the only university in Europe involved in the project. Other partners are workshops focused on high-tech craftsmen or designers located in Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Hungary or Slovakia.interreg