Germany and the Czech Republic: focus on the midsize sector
The primary aims of the agreement on intensifying collaboration on the subject of Industrie 4.0 between the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO) are cooperations in science and the promotion of innovation partnerships in industry, above all in the midsize sector.
The first agreement was concluded in Prague as long ago as October 2015. In August 2016, close German-Czech research cooperation and the establishment of a joint innovation laboratory for human-robot collaboration were agreed on in Prague in the presence of the Federal Chancellor. During the SME conference 'KMU innovativ: IKT', a partnering event for enterprises and research partners from both countries on the subject of Industrie 4.0 took place in October 2016.