CIIRC History

(Ordered in inverse time order)

  • November 24, 2014 – The foundation stone of the CTU CIIRC buildings was laid down festively.
  • October 10, 2014 – The building contract for two CTU CIIRC buildings was signed with two companies Hochtief CZ a VCES.
  • September 23, 2014 – The investment intent formal request was submitted by to the Czech Ministry of Education (MŠMT).
  • September 22, 2014 – The decision of the Czech Ministry of Education (MŠMT) was altered  by the Czech Government resolution No. 779. It was decided that the construction part of the project will be financed from the Czech Government budget directly. This underlined the importance of the CTU CIIRC project from the whole country point of view. The Czech Government resolution simplified the construction from the CTU viewpoint. It made it more complicated for the realization team..
  • July 11, 2014 – The selection of the CTU CIIRC buildings contractors was finalized, i.e. consortium of companies Hochtief CZ a VCES. On June 25, 2014, the Prague 6 Building Authority issued the building permit to construct two CTU CIIRC buildings in Prague 6, Dejvice in Jugoslávských partyzánů street.
  • May 7, 2014 – The Deputy Minister of the Czech Ministry of Education (MŠMT) Ms. Petra Bartáková announced that the project CTU CIIRC received a full funding from the Operational Programme VaVpI. The formal approval of the project proposal is from May 21, 2014.
  • January 6, 2014 – The proposal of the project CTU CIIRC was submtted to the Prague Call of VaVpI. Successful proposal will be paide from the Structural funds of the European Commission.
  • August 2013 – The Prague Call of the Operational Programe VaVpI was made public.
  • July 1, 2013 – The CTU Rector Prof. V. Havlíček established CIIRC as the University institute. CIIRC CTU starts developing in a temporary space.
  • May 2013 – The Czech Republic received the European Commission approval to the so called Prague call of the Operational Programme Science, Research and Innovation (VaVpI). The convincingness of CIIRC project proposal contributed to it too.
  • April 24, 2013 – Academic Senate of CTU approved the CTU Rector Václav Havlíček proposal to establish a new university institute, the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics (CIIRC) according to §34 of the Czech University Act..
  • February 6, 2013 – The Deputy Minister of the Czech Ministry of Education (MŠMT) Mr.  Michal Zaorálek requests European Commission to approve so called Prague Call (CZK 2.5 billions).
  • November 24, 2012 – The project CIIRC CTU was presented to management of the Czech Ministry of Education (MŠMT) as the initial request to obtain financial support from the European Commission Structural Funds for Prague.
  • 2012 – CIIRC CTU project was introduced to the discussion at many places at CTU.
  • June 11, 2010 – CTU proposal to build the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of Antonín Svoboda was submited within the European Commission Operational programme Prague – Competitiveness. CZK 300 million support was promised. However, the project was not conducted.
  • 2009 – CZK 600 million was transferred to the Czech Ministry of Education (MŠMT) budget intended for the Building A construction. Finally, CZK 104.5 million was transferred by MŠMT to CTU in December 2009.
  • May 28, 2009 – Another presentation of CIIRC project to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Mr. Mirek Topolánek.
  • June 24, 2008 – The idea of creating CIIRC CTU was introduced to the Academic Senate of CTU. It was received positively.
  • June 17, 2008 – The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Mr. Mirek Topolánek visited CTU. He leaned more in datail about the project CIIRC CTU.
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  • Feb 17, 2008 – The first negotiation of Prof. Vladimír Mařík, the head of CIIRC team and that time the head of the Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering CTU and the Minister of Education of the Czech Republic Ms. Miroslava Kopicová with the Prime Minister Mr. Mirek Topolánek. CIIRC idea wa introduced to the Prime Minister.
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