The first meeting was focused on getting to know each other and hearing the first ideas and thoughts on how this cooperation could work.
There were representatives from 8 companies: Photoneo, Schunk, Prosystemy, ATP Journal, SmartBase, IQLOGY, VÚEZ, ŽP Výskumno-vývojové centrum. Representatives from Garrett Motion Slovakia, SOVA Digital, and Slovnaft were not present but also were elected to the Council. Despite industry partners, there were also members of STU, who were elected to be members of the newly formed Council: Prof. Miroslav Fikar, Prof. František Duchoň, Prof. Danica Rosinová, and Associate Prof. Martin Gulan. After a short round table presentation Associate Prof. Radoslav Paulen presented a good practice example from his cooperation with the company Slovnaft.
The most important part of the meeting was the discussion. The industrial partners presented their approach to the cooperation and raised valuable questions. Practices and good and bad experiences were discussed. In the end, the Council agreed to prepare some more clear vision of needs from the part of the industry, so the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava could easier understand what kind of students, with what skills, they could suggest. Council agreed to meet at least 2-times per year in an informal setting, to stimulate more active discussion.
Text: V. Platzner, Foto: J. Jantošková
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon under grant no. 101079342 (Fostering Opportunities Towards Slovak Excellence in Advanced Control for Smart Industries).