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eClub - More Winners

June 12, 2012, Prague
Entrepreneurs Club (eClub), organized by the Department of Cybernetics of ČVUT in Prague, FEL and ČVUT Media Lab Foundation, has announced new winners selected from entrepreneurial students. You can find more information on eClub`s website or blog of Jan Šedivý. Congratulations to all winners!

eClub - Jan Šedivý`s Blog

Please pay attention to Jan  Šedivý's blog, in which he describes new student projects - development of interesting apps for tablets.

It's also recommended to watch video presentations of students involved in eClub. Winning projects were awarded with financial support from the Foundation.

eClub - Winning Teams Announcement

December 20, 2011, Prague
Entrepreneurs Club (eClub), organized by the Department of Cybernetics of ČVUT in Prague, FEL and ČVUT Media Lab Foundation, has announced new winners selected from entrepreneurial students. You can find more information on eClub`s website, blog of Jan Šedivý or iHned.cz server. A photo from the event is here.

Emil Škoda Award 2011 - Prizegiving

November 28, 2011, Prague.
In cooperation with ŠKODA INVESTMENT a.s. our Foundation awarded the winning students in the Emil Škoda Award. Three best magisterial theses were awarded - First Prize, 80,000 CZK and additional 100,000 CZK for an internship abroad (subject to the winner's choice) goes to Ing. Kryšpín Štolfa, a graduate of The Czech Technical University in Prague. Photographs from the ceremony at the Parkhotel in Pilsen can be found here and here.

Workshop - Jan Šedivý`s Blog

November 28, 2011, Prague

Jan Šedivý wrote a blog about last week's Workshop:

 

Media Lab supports education, research and startups.

The Czech Technical University Media Lab Foundation supports students from Czech technical universities in three directions: scholarship to support study at foreign universities, advanced research projects and recently also seed money for startup. Media Lab is actively raising money from Czech industrial partners. 

 

Once a year Media Lab organizes workshop to present the results of the supported projects to public. We have again met all the supported students last Thursday. We saw fprojects from various fields. Two teams were working in the local Automaker Skoda on a new methods for 3D presentation. The project researched new methods for virtual presentation of the cockpit equipment and real time 3D virtual presentation. Both team worked in Mlada Boleslav in Skoda research headquarters. Foundation also supported Tomáš Siege student of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering to take part in Berkeleysummer course in mining and modeling of neuroscience data. He has presented his follow up research of equipment helping the Parkinson’s disease patients. This year for the first time the Foundation also supported a startup oriented stay in PlugAndPlay Tech Center in California. Peter Somlo was the first one enjoying the entrepreneurial atmosphere in Silicon Valley. In his presentation he has explained what he learned from the courses and how he has joined one of the startups during his stay. The easyWall team was the second who were incubated to PlugAndPlay during this summer. They are the winners of the last series of the eClub. They won with the easyWall project but after discussion with VCs in Valley they have dropped it and currently they are starting a new project in the field of TV for education Meta. During the workshop we have also voted for the best project. The winners were Marek Votroubek and Monika Svedirohova. They have presented a mobile robot for rough terrain. They brought the robot with them for the presentation and explained the very interesting and innovative design. Great!

Workshop

November 22, 2011, Prague.
The fourth in a series of workshops where the Foundation introduces student research projects and internships abroad supported from its grants took place in Christie Hotel. 6 projects and internships were presented again and the event was visited not only by students but also by outstanding representatives from industry and academia.

eClub Venture Scholarship

May 18, 2011, Prague.
Entrepreneurs Club (eClub), organized by the Department of Cybernetics of ČVUT in Prague, FEL and ČVUT Media Lab Foundation, has announced its winner. The winning team was selected a week after presentations in front of jury. The authors of the winning project called EasyWall were rewarded by participating in the "Plug and Play University" in the CzechAccelerator Plug and Play Tech Centre incubator, which is co-founded by CzechInvest in Sunnyvalle in Sillicon Valley.

The trip and stay has been donated by eClub's sponsor, Credo Ventures corporation. Other authors of interesting projects among ČVUT - FEL's students, such as CityAdventures, MonItems and Interacive Carpet will take part at a summer program called Innovation and Creativity – Blue Ocean Strategy at Copenhagen University. More information can be found here.

Emil Škoda Award 2010 - Prizegiving

November 25, 2010, Prague.
In cooperation with ŠKODA INVESTMENT a.s. our Foundation awarded today the winning students in the Emil Škoda Award. Four best magisterial and one PhD theses were awarded - First Prize, 40,000 CZK and additional 100,000 CZK for an internship abroad (subject to the winner's choice) goes to Ing. Jakub Lomberský, a graduate of The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen for High Flexible Coupling And Its Application on The Railway Vehicle Underframe. Photographs from the ceremony at the Parkhotel in Pilsen can be found here and here.

Workshop

November 23, 2010, Prague.
During the third in a series of workshops the Foundation introduced student research projects supported from its grants in Christie Hotel. 8 projects were presented again and the event was visited not only by students but also by outstanding representatives from industry and academia. Photos are here, here and here.

Electric Car EHR 10

September 9, 2010, Prague.
Western Bohemian University student team supported by the Foundation has won in a competition to design and build the most interesting prototype of an electric car with its retro "Electric Hot Rod" - EHR 10. Read more here.

Silicon Valley Internship with Support up to 150,000 CZK

May 19, 2010, Prague.
The Foundation will send student during the winter term to California Plug and Play Tech Center. The support from Foundation covers all costs and the winning student will be given an opportunity to start-up his own company or to try to sell his cutting-edge idea or technology. The internship is suitable for all communicative and independent students in their last 2 years of studies or PhD students with fluent English, entrepreneurial spirit and both flexible and dynamic personality.
Further information is here. The submission deadline has been extended until July 20, 2010.

Emil Škoda Award 2010 - Announcement

May 18, 2010, Prague.
In cooperation with ŠKODA HOLDING a.s. we call for submissions in the Emil Škoda Award. Five best magisterial and two PhD theses will again be awarded.
For the winner of the Magisterial theses category the Foundation will organize and finance again a three-month internship at a prestigious research laboratory in academia or industry in the Czech Republic or abroad, according to the winner's choice (within a 100,000 CZK limit).
The application and further information can be found here. (Czech language only).
Registration deadline is June 20, 2010. Submission deadline is June 29, 2010.

Assistive Technology - Prizegiving

February 1, 2010, Prague.
The following students were awarded in a competition for an extraordinary scholarship for proposing a project from the area of assistive technology Marek Polan (First Prize and 40,000 CZK), Jan Sova (Second Prize and 20,000 CZK), Ondřej Glaser a Michal Starosta (Trird Prize and 5,000 CZK each).

You can read an interesting interview with Jan Sova in the 2010/1 issue of the TecniCall Magazine on page 8.

Workshop

November 12, 2009, Prague.
During the second in a series of workshops the Foundation introduced student research projects supported from its grants in Christie Hotel. 7 projects were presented again along with an internship at a prestigious Japanese research institute. The event was visited not only by students but also by outstanding representatives from industry and academia including the ČVUT rector. Photographs can be found here and here.

Emil Škoda Award 2009 - Prizegiving

November 10, 2009, Prague.
In cooperation with ŠKODA HOLDING a.s. our Foundation awarded today the winning students in the Emil Škoda Award. Five best magisterial and one PhD theses were awarded - First Prize, 80,000 CZK and additional 100,000 CZK for an internship abroad (subject to the winner's choice) goes to Ing. Jindřich Louthan, a graduate of The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen for Channel Coolant Flow Rate Optimization in Railway Motors Through Feeder Locks of the 109E Locomotive. Photographs from the ceremony at the Techmania Science Center can be found here and here.

Economic Simulation II.

September 29, 2009, Praha.
The Foundation offers new opportunity to participate in a team economic simulation at the beginning of the new academic year. The event takes place at ČVUT in Prague on November 6 and 7, 2009 and is available for university students and PhD students, for whom is free of charge.  Everyone is encouraged to bring in their partner, for whom the game is also free of charge. The participants can explore what consequences taxes, interest rates and many unpopular decisions may have on economy. Apart from learning something new and having fun, the event is also an opportunity to meet other students who had already been supported by the Foundation.

More information and registration is here: www.cvutmedialab.cz/akce

One Milion For Student Projects

September 16, 2009, Prague.
The Foundation will in its autumn call for grants support the best student projects with 1,000,000 CZK !!!  You will find more information here (Czech language only), we await your submissions ASAP!

Furthermore we encourage students for project proposal submissions in the area of assistive and telecommunication technologies (also Czech language only), where 1st prize brings 40.000 CZK, 2nd prize 20.000 CZK and 3rd prize 10.000 CZK.
Both categories have submission deadline on October 31, 2009.

Emil Škoda Award 2009 - Announcement

June 10, 2009, Prague.
In cooperation with ŠKODA HOLDING a.s. we call for submissions in the Emil Škoda Award. Five best magisterial and two PhD theses will again be awarded.
For the winner of the Magisterial theses category the Foundation will organize and finance a three-month internship at a prestigious research laboratory in academia or industry in the Czech Republic or abroad, according to the winner's choice (within a 100,000 CZK limit).
The application and further information can be found here (Czech language only).
Registration deadline is June 20, 2009. Submission deadline is June 29, 2009.

Economic Simulation

April 17, 2009, Prague.
The Foundation will host a team game simulation of economic policy at ČVUT in Prague on June 5-6. The event is available for university students, for whom is free of charge. The participants may try to explore what consequences taxes, interest rates and many unpopular decisions may have on economy. Apart from learning something new and having fun, the event is an opportunity to meet other students who have already been supported by the Foundation.

More information and registration is here: www.cvutmedialab.cz/akce

Workshop

November 11, 2008, Prague.
During the first in a series of future workshops the Foundation introduced student research projects supported from its grants. 7 projects were presented along with the winning thesis from the Emil Škoda Award. The event was visited not only by students but also by outstanding representatives from industry and academia. Photographs can be found here and here.

Emil Škoda Award 2008 - Prizegiving

October 14, 2008, Prague.
In cooperation with ŠKODA HOLDING a.s. our Foundation awarded today the winning students in the Emil Škoda Award. Seven best magisterial and one PhD theses were awarded - First Prize and 80,000 CZK goes to Ing. Petr Mohelník - a graduate of ČVUT for Three-axled locomotive chassis. Photographs from the ceremony at Pilsner Urquell building can be found here, here and here.

HexaSphere at MSV Brno

September 15, 2008, Brno.
Two ČVUT students, Matěj Karásek and Filip Večeřa, introduced a prototype of a parallel kinematic structure called HexaSphere at the International Engineering Fair in Brno. HexaSphere is a pilot project of the ČVUT Media Lab Foundation and its breakthrough derives from its enormous flexibility of spheric movement +-100°  while maintaing solidity, dynamics and avoiding critical positions.
Practical applications range from 5-axis tooling through telescope mounting and positioning, which can thus be much lighter than the current ones. HexaSphere is the first major and functional innovation from the gymbal that has been around for 300 years.
Photographs from presentation attended by prime minister of the Czech Republic are here, here and here.

Emil Škoda Award 2008 - Announcement

May 15, 2008, Prague.
In cooperation with ŠKODA HOLDING a.s. we call for submissions in the Emil Škoda Award. Five best magisterial and two PhD theses will again be awarded. The application and further information can be found here (Czech language only). Deadline is May 29, 2008.

Founding Member

December 7, 2007, Prague.
CertiCon a.s. has become our Founding Member.

Emil Škoda Award

November 22, 2007, Prague.
In cooperation with ŠKODA HOLDING a.s. our Foundation awarded today the winning students in the Emil Škoda Award. Five best magisterial and two PhD theses were awarded - First Prize and 80,000 CZK goes to Ing. Jaroslav Brodský - a graduate of University of Pardubice for Cargo Traffic Electric Multisystem Locomotive Chassis Design. A photograph from the press conference can be found here and a photograph from the evening ceremony which took place at Bethlehem Chapel is here.

Founding Partner

November 7, 2007, Prague.
ŠKODA AUTO a.s. has become our Founding Partner.
The contract was signed at ČVUT and photographs from the ceremony can be found here and here.

New Sponsors' Projects

In cooperation with ŠKODA HOLDING a.s. our Foundation offers new projects to  students in the fourth grade. The topics and further information can be found under the Sponsors' Projects section (Czech version only).

Founding Member

October 1, 2007, Prague.
Rockwell Automation s.r.o. has become our Founding Member.

Founding Partner

September 24, 2007, Prague.
ŠKODA HOLDING a.s. has become our Founding Partner.

Celebration of 300 Years of ČVUT

January 18, 2007, Prague.
Our founders participated in celebration of 300 years of ČVUT's history. The event took place at Prague Castle and was attended by president of the Czech Republic.