The Industry 4.0 initiative is modernising Czech businesses, CertiCon will help with subsidies
The Industry 4.0 initiative is modernising Czech businesses, CertiCon will help with subsidies. The Industry 4.0 National Initiative is planning to bring a significant boost to Czech industry. Thanks to this initiative Czech companies will be able to ask for a subsidy to transform the existing production facilities into modern robotic systems eliminating human assistance. The government wants to modernise Czech industry in order to succeed in the competitive fight with foreign companies that have already successfully implemented the latest innovations comprehensively designated as Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution. CertiCon sees am enormous initiative in the Industry 4.0 initiative, which Czech companies should not let pass them by. CertiCon has long specialised in the development of innovative solutions that fully satisfy the requirements of Industry 4.0. It will provide professional consulting to companies trying to attain state support.
“Most of the projects realised by CertiCon in the last while already fulfil the Industry 4.0 standard and the same applies to projects in the development phase. That’s why I think that our consultation can bring applicants for subsidies lots of necessary advice and information. Industry 4.0 is truly an exceptionally great chance for Czech businesses to modernise their production facilities. The submission of a well-prepared subsidy request and its subsequent approval can give companies a significant technological head start that they can benefit from for many years to come,” stated professor Ing. Vladimír Mařík, DrSc., dr.h.c., Chairman of the Board of Directors of CertiCon.
Chairman of the Board
Siginificant CertiCon projects fulfilling the Indutry 4.0 requirements
One of the last CertiCon projects that was developed in the Industry 4.0 standards was Epiqa, for example. This sophisticated work scheduler for the Airbus airplane manufacturer organises the production of A350 aircraft and, according to the results from the trial operations, it is able to improve the efficiency of the production process by roughly 15%. Another implemented project is the software solution for an American client enabling the remote monitoring of patients using a smartphone and a computer. For the Czech company ASEKOL a system was developed to detect a wide range of various electric appliances on a sorting line. Thanks to this solution the line is a fully independent automated unit.
“The Czech economy is strongly bound to the German economy. Czech industry has to be more connected to robotics and automation research centres. I am very surprised that energy firms, for example, do not express greater interest in robots and cybernetics,” added Vladimír Mařík.
The current innovations in industry are called the fourth industrial revolution because they are coming after the great historical changes on the labour market that were brought about by steam, followed by electricity and then computer technology. The benefit of the fourth industrial revolution is intelligent robotic production units, which are able to work independently, can communicate with one another, can adapt production to various conditions and, in most cases, are connected to modern information networks. The current fourth phase of the industrial revolution was also designated as Industry 4.0. History » The basic vision of the fourth industrial revolution was presented in 2011 » A unified concept was presented at a trade fair in Hannover in 2013 » Germany has already invested 200 million euros in the programme (as of May 2015), with leading German engineering and electronics companies such as Siemens, Bosch and Volkswagen participating in the programme; these companies have branches and business partners in the Czech Republic that are also immediately affected by the project.