The project aims at increasing the research and academic prospects of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia (STUBA) and at initiating the evolution of STUBA into a modern, reputed excellent institution that performs high-quality research in advanced automatic control, educates top-quality scholars and industrial practitioners, and is successful in active dissemination and exploitation of its research and innovation efforts. For this purpose, STUBA teams up with two renowned research groups in automatic control from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (RUB) and the University of Pisa, Italy (UNIPI). The specific goals of the action are to reinforce the collaboration with the two research groups from Western Europe, to intensify research in advanced automatic control, to open up new collaboration channels through academic and industrial networking, to train excellent young/senior researchers and project managers, and to effectively disseminate and exploit the research results of STUBA.

The unique features of the project are:

  • Adoption/amendment of internal research project-related rules and procedures and develop project management toolbox,
  • Research efforts aiming at the continued creation of high-quality research results and software tools,
  • Establishment of a series of guest scientific and academic lectures,
  • Exchanges and training of project managers and research (junior and senior) personnel,
  • Organisation of conferences and invited sessions, seminars with industry, and annual summer schools,
  • Preparation and implementation of a new PhD curriculum at STUBA,
  • Initiation of an academic-industrial research and innovation cluster.

Work packages:

Work package WP1 – Capacities Building in Research Management
Work package WP2 – Promoting Excellence in Automatic Control Research
Work package WP3 – Promoting Visibility through Strategic Networking
Work package WP4 – Initiating a new PhD programme
Work package WP5 – Project Management and DEC Activities

Advisory Board of the Project FrontSeat

The FrontSeat project set up an Advisory Board. Members of this group are the 3 renowned scientists and skilled project managers. They advise the project partners with respect to promising research directions and promising dissemination activities from both, the industrial and the technological points of view, and provide comments and suggestions on possible impact and exploitation. The external advisors are involved as “active observers” in the project activities, and they give feedback on the project activities. The advisory board will meet three times during the lifetime of the project.

Based on the voting of the General Assembly, the following members were elected to Advisory Board:

Research plan

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Plan of guest lectures

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe under grant no. 101079342 (Fostering Opportunities Towards Slovak Excellence in Advanced Control for Smart Industries).

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