3rd place: Milling head for demanding industrial machining
Product name: Continuously adjustable milling head
Project originators: VÚTS, a.s. and TOS Varnsdorf, a.s.
About the competition:
The Cooperation of the Year competition is organised by the Association for Foreign Investment and the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic. The objective of this unique competition is primarily to give recognition to successful projects implemented through cooperation between research institutes and the corporate sphere and to promote the results achieved by Czech scientists and researchers in the Czech Republic and abroad. The fifth annual edition of the event was held under the auspices of Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic for Science, Research and Innovation Pavel Bělobrádek, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Kateřina Valachová and Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek. Česká spořitelna is the general partner of the project. The main partner is CzechInvest. The event was also supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, South Moravian Innovation Centre, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, Czech-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, AC&C Public Relations and Zátiší Group.
The jury selected the winners among working teams from public research institutions and their corporate counterparts, whose cooperation will demonstrably lead to the introduction of innovations in the given companies. The criteria evaluated by the jury included the scope and impact of the projects’ results and their financial volume and benefit, as well as the course of cooperation, which had to be conducted or completed in the period from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015.
This year’s jury was composed of Lukáš Kačena (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic), Vít Kavan (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport), Jiří Krechl (CzechInvest), Václav Marek (Czech Brain), Marian Piecha (Ministry of Industry and Trade), Jan Slovák (Masaryk University), David Uhlíř (South Moravian Innovation Centre), Dagmar Vránová (Ministry for Regional Development) and Tomáš Žďára (Česká spořitelna).