Invitation to a TIP Members´meeting in Kalikovský mlýn

I would like to invite you to a meeting of TIP members taking place on 14 October 2021 at Eurosoftware s.r.o. in Kalikovsky mlýn. Eurosoftware wants to lead by example, and I would very much like it to be a stimulus to revive the TIP tradition.

What’s on the program:

  • arrival no later than 16:50, Kalikovský mlýn
  • brief tour through the company premises, presentation of drones and projects in VR / AR / AI
  • time for discussion
  • barbecue in the restaurant / garden from 19:00 (to be specified depending on the weather)

I look forward to meeting you,

Stephan Kronmüller

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Tour of NTC laboratories and presentation of a new solution for non-destructive testing (NDT) of spot welds


We invite you to an accompanying event prepared by our associated partner NTC Research Center – University of West Bohemia as part of the Innovation Week.

A tour of the NTC laboratories and a presentation of a new solution for non-destructive testing (NDT) of spot welds will take place on 14 October 2021 at 14: 00-19: 00.

14:00-15:00 presentation
15:00-16:00 tour through the NTC center

Lecturer: prof. Ing. Milan Honner, Ph.D, NTC Research Center – University of West Bohemia

A tour of selected NTC laboratories and a presentation of a new solution for non-destructive testing (NDT) of spot welds – LabIR Spot WELD. The NTC research centre has used more than 20 years of experience in the field of infrared technologies and, in close cooperation with Chropyňské strojírna, will present a new original solution based on a combination of proven procedures and the latest scientific knowledge. This testing is different from other NDT methods in that it characterizes the weld in terms of heat conduction, considering the homogeneity of the material and the thermal resistances of the interface. It also reflects the unique characteristics of the weld, such as dissipated heat and optical-thermal trace. The main advantages of the solution are short measuring times, the need to access the part from one side only and contactless inspection. This innovative solution is designed primarily for output control in industrial production, such as automotive.

You can find more detailed information here: Prohlídka laboratoří NTC

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Invitation to the 2nd annual Intelligent Specialization Region 2021 Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd annual Intelligent Specialization Region 2021 Conference, which will be held in Parkhotel Plzeň on 21st October 2021. The Conference is organized by the Pilsen Region in cooperation with the Regional Development Agency of the Pilsen Region, o.p.s. within the framework of the Smart Accelerator project of the Pilsen Region II.

TIP supports this Conference and we highly recommend that you participate in this event. It is a great opportunity to meet and discuss with representatives of the management of the Pilsen Region, the city of Pilsen, technology companies, universities, and research organizations, who will jointly look for ways to promote education and an environment for cooperation in research, development, and innovation, i.e., essential prerequisites for the successful future of the Pilsen Region.

The conference will also include meetings of regional industry innovation platforms in which participants can participate. The platforms are focused on topics of new materials, intelligent production systems, smart mobility, and biomedicine, and technology in health care.

The Conference will be interpreted.

For your participation please use the  REGISTRATION FORM



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Using Artificial Intelligence in Industry

Using Artificial Intelligence in Industry

TIP member organisations met up after another year on 24 March 2021 to take part in an online talk on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in Industry.

The talk was organised at the instigation of TIP Chairman of the Board, Mr Stephan Kronmüller, and TIP’s former and current Honorary Chairman of the Board, Mr Johannes Heidecker, who currently works in Macedonia as an advisor to the Macedonian Prime Minister on economic development.

The topic of the talk was Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Welding Quality and Create a Data Model for Welding. The talk was led by Mr Ivan Vishev, a doctoral student in Data Analysis and Process Development, who works for Daimler AG.

In his doctoral studies, Ivan Vishev focuses on developing algorithms to analyse industrial processes in mass production, assess the repeatability and reproducibility of processes, and digitalisation in manufacturing.

Artificial intelligence helps to automate, accelerate and refine human perception, reasoning and decision-making, and greater efficiency and quality can be achieved by incorporating it into the manufacturing process.

All those who took part were very impressed by the chosen topic and contents of the talk, and the manufacturers amongst TIP members in particular expressed great interest in the technology discussed, something confirmed following the end of the talk, which triggered a lively debate amongst those participating.

We are very glad that we were able again to shine light on another fascinating topic which can be put to use by companies in the Plzeň Region, who can in future apply the findings presented in practice.

We would here like to thank the TIP Chairman, Mr Stephan Kronmüller and Honorary Chairman, Mr Johannes Heidecker, for this truly fascinating talk, of benefit to all TIP members, and we look forward to our next meeting. Ivan Vishev

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TIP has (old) new management

Despite the ongoing non-standard situation in companies, but also in everyday life, 17 member companies Technological Initiative Pilsen, z.s.p.o. they chose their new management by correspondence. This was because at the end of 2020 the mandate of most members of the current Board of Directors of TIP expired. The current chairman, Dr. Mathias Eickhoff, is leaving the management of TIP. Mathias Eickhoff, managing director of ZF Engineering Plzeň s.r.o. is fully dedicated to the rapidly developing technology center of ZF in Pilsen. Johannes Hafner, a long-time member of TIP, managing director in Konplan s.r.o., which is developing a new technological center in the field of beverage technology in Pilsen, is also leaving TIP’s management. Mr. Hafner was assigned new tasks at the headquarters of the parent company Krones AG in Germany.

TIP is newly led by Mr. Stephan Kronmueller, co-owner, and CEO of SW of the company Eurosoftware s.r.o., which deals with the development of applications for international retail chains, Dr. Karel Luňáček, co-owner and CEO of SW of the company MECAS ESI s.r.o. operating in the field of virtual prototyping and physical-mechanical SW systems, and Pavel Majer, co-owner and CEO of Goldratt CZ s.r.o. operating in the field of improving and increasing the profitability of companies. All three current members of the board were members of previous board. At the first post-election meeting of the new TIP Board of Directors, Mr. Kronmueller was elected Chairman of TIP and Dr. Luňáček as deputy chairman.

Let us wish the old-new leadership of TIP a firm hand at the helm of the organization in difficult times. Let us also thank the former chairman and vice-chairman for their efforts and care for the activities in the Technological Initiative Pilsen for many years.

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Announcement of the third year of FUTURE FACTORY

Technological Initiative Pilsen supports the third year of the competition called FUTURE FACTORY organized by On January 28, 2020, the announcement of FUTURE FACTORY took place, in which a record 37 teams gradually joined, creating 88 participants from 13 cities from Bohemia and Moravia.

A competition focusing on connecting Minecraft computer games and learning. The competition is about building and programming own factory of the future using so-called command blocks. Subsequently, the team must document their creation using videos and present it to a professional jury.

Congratulations to all participants for a great job. The competition results can be found at

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Invitation to the Czech-Bavarian Innovation day

IHK REGENSBURG would like to invite you to the Czech-Bavarian Innovation Day, which takes place on 22.1.2020 from 12 o’clock at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

It is a day full of discussions, lectures and workshops on data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence with experienced lecturers from large companies, as well as SMEs, startups, and science from both sides of the border.

Registration is here

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TIP meeting in Rodenstock

On November 5, 2019, the planned meeting of TIP in Klatovy was held at Rodenstock. Rodenstock met 23 directors of major companies in the Pilsen region. The meeting aimed to invite representatives of public administration and companies from the Klatovy region to the existing members of TIP and share their experiences. The program included a presentation of the Rodenstock group, their production program, and products produced in Klatovy. The presentation, including a tour of the fully automated production of high-quality spectacle lenses in Klatovy, was led by both Managing Directors of Rodenstock – Mr. Dimbath and Mr. Nováček.

Deputy Mayor of Klatovy Croust gave a presentation of the town of Klatovy, including an interesting historical excursion. The present TIP Chairman, Mr. Eickhoff, together with the Secretary-General of TIP Duchek informed about the aims and activities of TIP.

At the end of the meeting Pavel König ( spoke about the seminars, courses, and competitions organized by his organization for school youth in the spirit of active support of technical education. After the presentation of the achieved results, Mr. Köenig received well-deserved applause. Finally, Mr. Köenig would like to thank the TIP member firms for the long-term support they have given to over the long term and expressed his conviction that the mutual support and cooperation of TIP and will continue to develop successfully in the future.

The end of the evening included a guided tour of the Klatovy catacombs and the informal dinner of participants at the famous Klatovy Ennius restaurant.

We would like to thank everyone on behalf of the TIP Board for their participation, organization of the joint meeting and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.


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Next TIP meeting on 5th November in Rodenstock Klatovy

Next meeting of Technological Initiative Pilsen will be held on 5th. November 2019 at the Rodenstock ČR s.r.o., Dr. Sedláka 841/3, Klatovy at 4:00 PM.

On the agenda will be the presentation of the Rodenstock group, especially factory located in Klatovy, producing dioptric lenses. Presentation of the Rodenstock will be presented by Mr. Vaclav Novacek, CEO of the firm. On the programme is also visit to the Rodenstock production plant. The next programme is focused to the networking. TIP board invited local firms from Klatovy region and the deputies of the City of Katovy for common discussion about common problems and potential colaboration fields. That is why a presentations of TIP activities, City of Klatovy strategy, and experiences with technical education are on the programme of kids and young people, too. After oficial programme will be common dinner in Klatovy.

We woul like invite members, asociated partners and new potential members to the meeting.

See the programme here:


Please register by email here:

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