National Competence Centre of Mechatronics and Smart Technologies for Mechanical Engineering
National Competence Centre of Mechatronics and Smart Technologies for Mechanical Engineering (NCK* MESTEC) has been established to concentrate R&D capacities of individual departments of the NCC participants and thus execute TAČR initiation project, sub-project and complementary projects, and further enhance commercialization activities defined in joint research agenda.Research focus of NCC has been conceived so that the Centre combines multidisciplinary research specialisations (design, mechanics, electrotechnics, chemistry, biology, sensors, material engineering, virtual design, etc.). These specialisations target three mutually related technological areas which prioritize machinery production for 21st century.NCC involves 6 departments from RO and 19 development capacities of businesses ...* The National Competence Centre gathers a group of departments of its individual members, established from the already existing centres, such as the Competence Centres (TA CR), the Centres of Excellence (CSF), the OP RDI Centres (Centres for the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations) and other already built infrastructures. Together the departments contribute to the implementation of the research activities in an effective cooperation for the achievement of the defined objectives and are subject to joint management. The departments of individual founding members from research organizations and enterprises are involved through their teams of workers, infrastructure, existing know-how, own resources and integrated and/or complementary research projects. The National Competence Centre focuses primarily on the applied research (industrial research and experimental development or a combination thereof), works closely with the application sector, creating knowledge with a high potential for direct application in practice and gaining a significant share of its income from commercialization activities.
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