CIIRC – Eaton European Innovation Center (EEIC) signed cooperation agreement on joint research
Prague, July 13, 2016 – On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the cooperation agreement was signed between the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics (CIIRC) of the Czech Technical University and Eaton’s European Innovation Center (EEIC). The agreement is aimed at research and development cooperation in the fields of Industry 4.0 including Industrial automation, Cybernetics, Internet of things and Microgrids.
The agreement focuses on opening the first joint lab between CIIRC and Eaton in the new University premises in Prague-Dejvice with the goal of performing joint research activities in the field of embedded systems.
“This agreement represents an important milestone in our cooperation which has been running since the very first day of existence of the EEIC in Roztoky. We highly appreciate our partnership with Eaton which has already brought interesting results in the field of engine control and in the embedded systems. This is just a natural upgrade of cooperation efforts on the next, qualitatively higher level,” prof. Petr Konvalinka, Rector of the Czech Technical University said.
Ram Ramakrishnan, Executive VP and CTO, Eaton added: “The agreement will enable better access to University students and staff and to the latest technology such as Industry 4.0. In addition we will build strong relationships and benefit from the latest thinking and research to help build a more efficient and sustainable future for all our customers”.
Eaton’s new state-of-the-art Eaton European Innovation Center (EEIC) facility at Roztoky Science & Technology Center is the global innovation center for Europe, Middle East and Africa and one of the company’s five global innovation centers, which are also located in the United States, India and China.
The Eaton European Innovation Center is a vibrant environment, conducting cutting-edge research focused on the development of next generation power systems that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely and sustainably. Eaton’s European Innovation Center currently employs 82 people and the company plans to increase the total workforce to about 300 in the coming years.
Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
The Czech Technical University in Prague is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. It was founded on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg on the basis of a decree issued on January 18th, 1707 by Emperor Josef I. CTU currently has eight faculties (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology) and about 21,000 students.For the 2016/17 academic year, CTU offers its students 119 study programmes and 442 fields of study within these programmes. CTU educates modern specialists, scientists and managers with knowledge of foreign languages, who are dynamic, flexible and able to adapt rapidly to the requirements of the market.
In 2015, CTU was ranked between 451st and 460th place out of 4,200 universities worldwide in the QS World University Rankings, which is published in the Times Educational Supplement. For more information, visit www.ciirc.cvut.cz
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