Compteq.io Company visit – May 11, 2022

Compteq.io

Company visit + regular informal meeting May 11, 2022

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Newly refurbished premises, latest labs, work-life balance facilities for employees, public access zone for visitors, and much more. May 11 will bring a long-awaited visit to an interesting technological company in Pilsen.

The Compteq.io s.r.o. company is the successor of KONTRON ECT design s.r.o. Kontron Plzeň operated from 2000 to 2021 as a development center for the parent company Kontron Elektronik GmbH. The spin-off took place in the form of an MBO (Management Buy-Out), thus the company became the property of the current management. The impetus for the MBO was the cost-saving restructuring measures triggered by the chip crisis in 2021. During the restructuring, Kontron Pilsen’s staff was reduced from the former 40+ to the current 30+ employees. Compteq continues to work closely with the former parent company and other members of the Kontron / S&T group both in development and sales representation in the Czech and Slovak markets.

Kontron Plzeň has developed over the years from an originally supportive development center to a stand-alone development entity with a wide range of services from hardware development, software (BIOS, UEFI, FPGA, firmware), mechanical parts design, system integration, verification & validation to purchasing, manufacturing engineering and field application engineering. The main focus has been and continues to be the development of embedded COM Express modules and the development of embedded computer BoxPC and HMI systems, especially for the industrial and medical sectors. In 2021, also thanks to government support, they were able to expand the available technologies with their own state-of-the-art EMC laboratory, machinery for mechanical prototyping (laser cutting, CNC and NC machining, sheet metal bending), and a powerful industrial laser for FAI (First Article Inspection) of complex mechanical parts.

The premises are also a design and marketing masterpiece with an interesting rooftop terrace which might inspire many in a future redesign of their premises.

The company visit will be concluded with our regular informal meeting in the private club Pšenice (Anglické nábřeží) and some delicious sausages, meat, weissbier, whiskey, and rum from the owner’s collection.

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Global megatrends as an opportunity for the Pilsen Region

We would like to inform you about the upcoming conference entitled Global Megatrends as an Opportunity for the Pilsen Region.
When: 7 June 2022; 9:00 – 15:00
Where: Pilsen; Vienna House Easy
The conference is organised by the public administration and companies have the opportunity to see and influence what the public administration is planning and preparing in the region. The topic of global megatrends is a good opportunity for discussion between business and public administration.
More information about the event and the program (in Czech) you can find HERE.
More information about the event, the program and the registration form (in German) you can find below:
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Online Webinar: Digitalization in manufacturing: From strategy to implementation

Dear TIP Members,

we invite you to attend the Online Webinar: Digitalization in manufacturing; From strategy to implementation, which TIP prepared together with Adastra and Blinspot Solution

The webinar takes place

on 7th of April 2022 at 16:00
Duration: 60 minutes

via MS Teams

Discover how to practically grasp manufacturing and logistics challenges and digitalization as a holistic strategy, from the first thought to successful implementation.

We will cover topics such as:

  • artificial intelligence in capacity planning,
  • anomaly detection,
  • optimization,
  • or utilization of big data, and IoT.

Our consulting and AI experts will share :

  • our top manufacturing case studies,
  • tech trends,
  • and steps of successful implementation – from thinking about processes to specific requirements of technology implementation.

Our goal is to show that digitalization with the right partner and right technologies can be incorporated into processes in a few weeks or months.

This free webinar will occur on Microsoft Teams. To attend, please, register in the form below (LINK). The capacity of the event is limited.

 

 

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Exploring Startup Environment in Pilsen

TIP members visited the premises of SIT Port, Centre of Robotics and SIT Garage and SIT Drones.

After a guided tour around these facilities located in Cukrovarská 20 by the SIT Port Director Tomáš Cholínský we were introduced to two amazing startup projects: NEXTDROP and SED – Sound Event Detector

NextDrop deals with the ever-so-current issues concerning the lack of fresh drinking water we are already facing in some regions of our planet.  Nextdrop offers solutions for sustainable water management based on leaks detection, predictive maintenance, advance schedulers and edge computing.

SED saves lives, time, and energy using smart yet very simple and energy-efficient solutions to detect and immediately report suspicious sound events.

It was great to meet in person and get inspired after so many online sessions and workshops. Other chances to meet in person will be every second Wednesday each month for an evening informal TIP members and friends meeting and on April 28 when our next interesting technological company visit is planned.

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WORKSHOP Modern methods of project and resource management

Where: Hotel Panorama, V Lomech 11, Plzeň 1, Plzeň, CZ, 32300

When: 17 March 2022, 08:00 to 17:00 and 31 March 2022, 08:00 to 17:00

Event-Link: HERE

TIP Plzeň in cooperation with Goldratt CZ has prepared a workshop Modern methods of project and resource management in multi-project and multi-resource environment. The workshop is a two-day event and will take place on 17 and 31 March at the Panorama Hotel in Plzeň. You can either choose to attend only the basic workshop on managing single projects (17.3.2022) or you can also sign up for the second workshop on multi-project management (31.3.2022).

At the workshop you will learn about the most effective method of project planning and management today, which is used worldwide especially in multi-project and multi-resource management, where it brings very dramatic improvements in results. Increasing on-time completion reliability above 95% while reducing project duration or increasing project capacity by 30-50% are just some of the benefits.

Workshop Program:

The first day (17.3.2022) is dedicated to the planning of stand-alone projects and the second day (31.3.2022) is mainly dedicated to the differences in the practical application of the Critical Chain in a multi-project environment.

A brief overview of the topics discussed:

Why are most projects late or not meeting all requirements or over budget? Causes and solutions.
Determining the length of each project activity.
Defining the Critical Project Chain, calculating and inserting time buffers.
Practical management of project execution using time buffer consumption (Buffer Management).
Basic organizational conflict in multiple concurrently running projects and its resolution.
Scheduling of overloaded resources.
The concept of synchronization resource.
Management of programs or portfolio of projects.
Software tools for project management using the Critical Chain method and their use.
Registration and detailed information about the workshop can be found HERE

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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A look back at a meeting of TIP members in Eurosoftware s.r.o.

Another traditional face-to-face meeting of TIP members took place in mid-October. This time, we welcomed them in Eurosoftware s.r.o., whose owner is the Chairman of the TIP organisation, Mr. Stephan Kronmüller.

Eurosoftware s.r.o. was founded in 1997 as a subsidiary of GK Software SE, and during its operation it has built a reputation as one of the leading IT companies in the Plzeň Region. It deals with the development of applications for international retail chains around the world. At the same time, it devotes itself to the research of new technologies, which it then uses to develop innovative IT solutions.

The company is based in the beautiful premises of Kalikovský mlýn in the centre of Plzeň, which in addition to offices also houses a large sport centre, including squash courts, which is designated for the company’s employees’ sports activities, and in which the TIP members’ meeting also took place.

Representatives of participating companies first had the opportunity to find out something about the history of Eurosoftware s.r.o., its current activities and future plans. They also familiarised themselves with some specific results of the work of the student laboratory, in which the company gives students the opportunity to gain their first practical experience in software solution development; last but not least, they had the chance to try to control drones prepared by drone enthusiasts from the ranks of the company’s employees. An interesting novelty was a presentation of hydrogen-powered cars, one of the many activities of the non-profit organisation Nvias, whose operation TIP has long financially supported.

The pleasant event was accompanied by a banquet, and culminated in a collective dinner in the Kalikovský mlýn restaurant.

We’re already looking forward to the next face-to-face meeting in other companies associated within the TIP organisation, and we wish all members a successful start to the new year!

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Czech Space Week – Slides

The Slides from the Czech Space Week please find here: Link

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Space for Clusters on 11th November 2021

We would like to invite you to a “Space for Clusters”, which will take place on 11 November 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Passage Hotel in Brno as part of the Central Europe Industry Day and Czech Space Week 2021.

The 4th edition of the Czech Space Week 2021 space festival is coming up after one year, and this year’s Industrial Day is part of it. This time it will take place physically on 11/11/2021 in Brno at the Passage Hotel. And this year it will be a big event with an international dimension. During the conference you will be able to meet ESA representatives, national delegates or take part in practical workshops. At the same time, the conference will also include an international brokerage, during which you can meet representatives of companies from the space and non-space sector not only from the Czech Republic, but also from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.

Our goal is not only to foster new business partnerships between space companies from the V4 countries, but we also want to use the event as a platform for cooperation within the entire space ecosystem.  The event will not only be attended by representatives of companies in the space sector, but you will have the opportunity to meet:

  • B2B – with representatives of space and non-space innovative companies
  • B2R&D – with representatives of the scientific community – we want to promote collaboration between industry and science
  • B2S – with students – the program includes a job fair
  • B2D – with the Czech delegation to ESA and other space program

The program also includes a rich accompanying program and a company fair and we will be glad for your active participation.

Please register as soon as possible on the website https://central-europe-space-industry-day.b2match.io/, where you will be able to book appointments with other companies and find out news about the program. This is the biggest event we are organizing in the country this year and we hope you will not miss it.

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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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