The Brain4Industry Innovation Centre, managed by FZU – the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, has officially opened its new campus. The center was established with the strategic goal of supporting industrial development in the Czech Republic.
It aims to combine scientific research, design and industrial manufacturing. Special focus is placed on the implementation of advanced manufacturing, digital transformation and artificial intelligence in small and medium-sized enterprises. Likewise, the new center has state-of-the-art industrial 3D printing technologies, including systems for laser powder bed fusion of metals and plastics.
With its team of experts around design, materials and application, the Brain4Industry Centre offers a comprehensive service in the field of additive manufacturing. This includes everything from product design to topology optimization and actual manufacturing from a single source. In addition, training courses in selected technologies are offered. Thus, the Brain4Industry Centre positions itself as a technological incubator in the region using additive manufacturing.
“The interest of the private sector in cooperation with scientists from the Institute of Physics is steadily growing, which has already led to a number of interesting results. Industrial cooperation gives a new dimension to the work of our scientists, with our research immediately serving the public interest. I am glad that the Brain4Industry Innovation Centre will significantly develop this line and help Czech companies to become more competitive and will thus support the entire Czech economy,” said Michael Prouza, Director of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
“The scientists of the Czech Academy of Sciences frequently cooperate with the private sector, we have about 400 joint projects and direct contracts between institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Czech companies. I am glad that the imaginary doors of further cooperation are opening with this newly established innovation centre,” says the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Eva Zažímalová, emphasizing that this cooperation is mutually beneficial. “For both science and industry, mutual contacts bring new perspectives and inspiration for research and development in the long term. Forward-thinking businesses and scientists across disciplines have long been aware of this,” adds the President.
As a technology partner, Farsoon Europe is proud to contribute to the Brain4Industry project. It underlines the importance of 3D printing as an innovative manufacturing method that is gaining momentum among the Czech public.