Česká centra, Czech Centres

Česká centra / Czech centres - logo


Jun 22, 2020

Research and Innovation focused on the battle with COVID-19

Presentation and discussion by Petr Kaiser - Special Envoy for Science Diplomacy, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs with guests, Vojtěch Petráček - The Rector of Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Šimon Walzel student CTU, CoroVent, David Miklas – Covid-19 CZ Initiative, Pavel Burget – Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics








Science Café Online via Czech Centres Facebook
June 22 at 12 PM (EST) 

Presenter:  Petr Kaiser - Special Envoy for Science Diplomacy, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Language: English 


Global Science Café / Czech Centres is a series of popular science lectures and debates with the best Czech scientists, innovators, economists and other professionals.  

GSC (currently an online format) is organized by the Czech Centres and shared within the entire network. It is an informal forum for discussing current scientific and societal issues. 


Vojtěch Petráček - The Rector of CTU 

In the course of his career, Vojtěch Petráček has been attached to a number of leading institutions, in the Czech Republic and also abroad. In 2004, he joined the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. At the faculty, he teaches Experimental Physics, Relativistic Physics of Heavy Ions, and Subatomic Physics, and he is the responsible person for studies in the field of Experimental Nuclear Physics. He is the leader of a research team that has worked on the ALICE, CBM and AEGIS experiments. Within the framework of the ALICE experiment, he was awarded the prize of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for Young Scientific Workers in 1998 for his work on designing and implementing the linear Silicon Drift Detector (SDD). In addition, he has twice been awarded a Prize of the Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague for his work on detectors. His main field of scientific interest is in the physics of ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions and particle physics. From 2010 until 2015, he was vice-rector for Science and Research of the Czech Technical University in Prague.   


Šimon Walzel 

V Master’s Degree student of Biomedical Engineering at the CTU in Prague. A member of Non-conventional Ventilatory team, Engineer team coordinator in project CoroVent, Logistician, Programmer and Administrator in introducing Biomedical Engineering education for the University of Health Sciences and the Institute of Technology, Cambodia Experimental project Research in avalanche snow (focused on the issue of breathing under avalanche snow). 


About CoroVent: https://aktualne.cvut.cz/en/reports/20200528-the-unique-corovent-lung-ventilator-scores-in-europe-and-is-becoming-a-global 


David Miklas – Covid-19 CZ Iniciative 

Technology entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience. Founded two startups that he sold afterwards to bigger companies. During his career,he was responsible mainly for business strategy, business development, and product design. With his last company he focused on manufacturing 3 D printers so he has strong knowledge in rapid prototyping and manufacturing. His last project COVMASK delivered more than 22.000 improvised fullface respirators to czech doctors, paramedics and hospital staff. He is owner of a flight simulator company inAero which is running top rated flight simulator L410Simulator.cz and he also runs a small shipyard for e-boats KEELCRAFT.


Pavel Burget – Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics 

Pavel Burget, Ph. D., is a Head of Testbed for Industry 4.0 at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University in Prague and an assistant professor at the department of Control Engineering at CTU in Prague, FEE. His research interests are Industrial communication and control systems, optimization of robotic manufacturing cells and discrete event systems. Since 2019 he has been a member of the executive board of the National Centre for Industry 4.0 and a member of the executive board of RICAIP – Research and Innovation Centre on Advanced Industrial Production.


Mass production of original Czech mask with the highest degree of protection has been launched. More than thirty Czech companies helped with preparations: https://www.ciirc.cvut.cz/seriova-vyroba-ceske-masky-s-nejvyssim-stupnem-ochrany-byla-zahajena-do-priprav-se-zapojilo-vice-nez-tricet-ceskych-spolecnosti/ 


About CTU: 

Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) was founded in 1707 and is one of the oldest technical universities in Europe and currently the major technical university in the Czech Republic. Offering high quality education and long tradition of cutting edge science and engineering, CTU counts approx. 1.7K members of academic staff, 18.5K students, 8 faculties (civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear and physical engineering, architecture, transport, biomedical engineering, information technology), and 5 institutes (incl. CIIRC CTU). For the academic year 2019/20, CTU offers its students 170 accredited degree programs, including 53 in foreign languages. CTU in Prague is currently in the 498th position according to the QS World University Rankings ranking, which rated 1,620 universities around the world, and 9th in the regional ranking of “Emerging Europe and Central Asia”; in the area of "Computer Science and Information Systems" at 251 – 300th place. More information is available at www.cvut.cz.  

To keep up to date with new events at the Czech Center New York, subscribe to our weekly newsletter.


Jun 22, 2020


Czech Centre

Remind me
This event has already started.