The Research and Innovation Centre on Advanced Industrial Production (RICAIP) is the European Centre of Excellence in AI and industrial robotics and Industry 4.0 related areas. RICAIP is based on a strategic partnership between leading Czech and German research institutions. The founding partners are CIIRC CTU (Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics at Czech Technical University) together with CEITEC BUT (Central European Institute of Technology at Brno University of Technology), DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) and ZeMA (Center for Mechatronics and Automation Technologies), both seated in Saarbruecken. These four founding partners of the RICAIP Centre jointly contribute to RICAIP by making their core facilities available and enable RICAIP to operate in a distributed way.
The partnership within RICAIP will result in transfer of knowledge and expertise from DFKI and ZeMA to CIIRC and CEITEC and vice versa, for a strategic long-term collaboration at all the levels of research, education, innovation management, and technology transfer well beyond this cooperation and the Czech-German borders.