source: EPCI, april 15th 2016
University of West Bohemia (UWB) in Pilsen,Czech Republic hosted the 5th annual meeting of Czech passive components and sensors manufacturers. The meeting, held from 7th to 8th April at the UWB Faculty of Electrical Engineering, was aiming to support new contacts, opportunities, improvements in information sharing and co-operation. The meeting organised under EPCI patronage in co-operation with University of West Bohemia was well attended by small, medium and large companies together with academia institutions.
The annual meetings are traditionally organised in three sections – 1) workshop with invited presentations and company presentation updates, 2) the social evening and 3) the next day morning shop tour at the host institution facility.
“Our main goal is to share latest information and improve our co-operation activities. Company delegates have been updated with the latest capabilities and intensions of our research centers and on the other hand researches are getting feedback from the industry and real applications.” said Frantisek Steiner, head of the Diagnostics and Testing Research Team at UWB
The invited presentations focused supercapacitor technology capabilities and application issues this year. Field experience with evaluation and application of supercapacitors in consumer and industrial applications was presented by Honeywell guest speaker. The following invited paper by prof.Šikula from CNRL/Brno Technical University introduced results of supercapacitor modelling and evaluation in a common evaluation project with ESA, Eggo Space, CNRL and Airbus.
The workshop topics included practical experience with introduction of Industry 4.0 platform at sensor manufacturer facility. Attendees were also informed about opening of a new ESA support platform in the Czech Republic – ESA broker and ESA bussines incubator center in order to support transfer of industrial technologies into a space usage and oposite way round. The discussion, presentations and the Czech passive industry capabilities were also carefully watched by another guest – Mr.Ondrej Rohlik, the Czech ESA delegate.
The social evening started by Pilsner Urquell brewery tour as the great occasion to establish unfiltered, unformal discussions, new ideas and innovations.
Attendees had a chance to review capabilities of the new Regional Innovation Center of Electrotechnology (RICE) next day morning by a shop tour through their testing, diagnostics and application laboratories. The top of interest was Aerosol Jet Printing machine and Smart Firefighter Jacket using the latest smart textile, wearable and sensors technologies.
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