Innovative Prague XV

Innovative Prague XV

Prague is not only an amazing historical city with a wealth of monuments, excellent gastronomy, cordial residents, and a wide range of events. It is also a modern and innovative science hub. Prague excels in many fields, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, biomedicine, low-carbon technologies, data technologies and selected creative industries, providing ideal opportunities for holding conventions and conferences with the matching topics.

In the fifteenth edition of Innovative Prague you will learn, for example, that the most advanced chips will be developed in Prague, that a chatbot is being created to help with regional development or that Czech technologies will head to space again or help with the search of new drugs.

Most Advanced Chips Will be Developed in Prague

An American company from the Silicon Valley - Analog Bits - is opening its development center in Prague, and their aim is not only developing some of the world’s most advanced chips in the Czech capital, but also providing highly qualified job opportunities. The website has reported on the plans.

New Project Brings Experts in Robotics and Industrial Informatics Together

The ROBOPROX project will bring together almost two hundred experts from various areas of research, not only from the Czech Republic, but also from foreign institutions. At the same time, doctoral and postgraduate positions will also open as part of the project, which will run until 2028. The main objective of the project, coordinated by the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CIIRC CTU), will be to translate research results into practice in the form of prototypes or patents, which should also be facilitated by cooperation with major industrial production players such as Škoda Auto, Siemens, ABB and Packeta. You can read more about it on the VědaVý website.

Czech Scientists’ Method Makes Finding New Drugs Easier

Czech scientists have made another discovery, which has already been endorsed by the commercial pharmaceutical sector. A new computational method developed by the scientific team of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB CAS) will not only quickly, but also very accurately, determine a particular molecule for a new drug to target. This will save experimenters from testing a large number of molecules, which is costly and time-consuming. The Czech quantum-mechanical calculation is unique in its accuracy, which cannot be achieved by other methods. The new method was described in detail on the VědaVý website.

Czechs Engage in Space Exploration Again

This time, the Czech mark will be made in two space missions. In the LISA mission, Czech scientists and companies will measure gravitational waves from an observatory that should be sent into space in 11 years. The second mission (EnVision) will then head to Venus, whose atmosphere will be scanned using Czech-made electronic plates. You can read about both missions on the VědaVý website.

Consult AI on Your Region’s Development

Scientists from the Czech Technical University in Prague are working on a chatbot that should be able to advise on various issues related to regional development in future, thanks to spatial data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Based on data from the European Statistical Office, satellites, climate models, historical images or other sources, the model can then answer, for example, which trees are suitable for planting in specific places. However, they can also advise on issues related to tourism or new development planning. The report about the project was published by the website.

Would you like to learn more interesting facts? Take a look at the three previous issues of Innovative Prague:

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