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Fraunhofer Innovation Platform for Applied Artificial Intelligence for Materials & Manufacturing at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

Fraunhofer Innovation Platforms are set up as long-term collaborations between Fraunhofer Institutes and universities or non-commercial research organisations around the world. With an initial term of five years, a FIP fosters the exchange of knowledge as well as the valorisation, transfer and commercialisation of scientific research output.

In June 2021, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, through its institutes Fraunhofer IWU and Fraunhofer ICT, formed the Fraunhofer Innovation Platform for Applied Artificial Intelligence for Materials and Manufacturing at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (FIP-AI@VSB-TUO), the only FIP in the Czech Republic. The collaborating partners will research and develop the great potential of energy management technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent production in industry. The FIP-AI@VSB-TUO provides a strong management and brings together a research team for:

  • the performance of excellent applied research in higher TRL levels supported by strong publicly funded precompetitive research,
  • technology transfer into industrial applications for industrial customers,
  • acquiring research projects from industry,
  • efficient commercialisation of research results.

The FIP-AI@VSB-TUO builds on over five years of successful collaboration between the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT and VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO).

The objective of the cooperation is to research and develop:

  • Digital solutions for production
  • Optimised production technologies
  • Innovative thermal energy storage systems for industrial applications
  • Modular concepts for energy storage
  • Heat recovery systems
  • Integration in process chains
  • Further developed and highly specialised AI applications.