Project name: Research and Innovation Centre on Advanced Industrial Production
ID code: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/17_043/0010085
Supported by: European Union – Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports CZ
Programme: European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
Operational Programme Research, Development and Education (OP RDE)
Call 02_17_043 – Teaming II
Project duration: 07/2019 – 06/2023
Eligible costs: CZK 853,48 mil. / € 33,26 mil.
Main investigator: prof. Ing. Vladimír Mařík, DrSc., dr. h. c.
Website: www.ricaip.eu
Participants: CIIRC CTU – Czech Technical University in Prague – Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics
CEITEC BUT – Brno University of Technology – Central European Institute of Technology
DFKI – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
ZeMA – Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstehcnik Gemeinnüztige GmbH / Centre for Mechatronics and Automatisation Systems
Complementary project: RICAIP H2020:
funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 857306 (H2020 Teaming Phase 2) (September 2019 – February 2026)


The project is complementary to the H2020 Teaming Phase 2 Project.

The main objective is to acquire infrastructure and upgrade equipment for the independent RICAIP Centre, which will lay the foundations for the future European research infrastructure in Industry 4.0.
The RICAIP Centre will connect testbeds in Prague, Brno and Saarbruecken and, using virtual and augmented reality, will enable remote industrial production control or rapid adaptation according to the customer’s current needs or available means of production.
The upgrade of the infrastructure (building of a distributed testbed) will be carried out at both CIIRC CTU and CEITEC BUT. Both nodes of the distributed testbed will be fully integrated and connected to the already built German node in Saarbruecken – a joint testbed of DFKI and ZeMA.