Project name: AI for Manufacturing SMEs and Students
ID code: 21039
Supported by: EIT Manufacturing – European Union
Project duration: 01/2021 – 12/2021
Budget: Total budget: 280.136 €
Budget CTU: 59.900 €
Principal investigator at CIIRC: Dr. Václav Jirkovský
Coordinator: Philips
Project Partners: CTU in Prague
Faculty of Engineering – University of Porto
Grenoble INP
University of Groningen


Industry 4.0 is focused on information systems bringing together data from a large variety of sources. These data are subject to analytics to become the high fidelity information that enables systems to become more intelligent and autonomous. In these digital processes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a central role in creating the necessary autonomy.

In the Industrial transformation, there are frontrunners, followers and laggards among professionals, students and teachers. This AI-focused education project brings these groups together to accelerate the digital transformation.

Next to teaching new generations of students, the professional education of technical workers and teachers is crucial because most of the current workforce has not received formal education in these digital technologies.

This project will deliver state-of-the-art AI education using practical industry-relevant use cases to professionals and students in four countries, in co-operation with private companies.