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19. 9. 2022

Participating in this year's INNODAY 2022? We got the opportunity and we were there. This "open innovation fair" was organised by ŠKODA AUTO, a.s. It took place on 5 and 6 September at the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav. At the event, the carmaker's employees and associates learned about current innovative projects being worked on by internal teams and external suppliers throughout the company. CXI and its representatives from the Systems Integration research area presented their work together with the internal departments of shopfloor IT and digitalisation of component production.

Technology experts from CXI are involved in innovation projects for Škoda Auto. The teams of Jindřich Cýrus and Jan Kočí are successfully helping with the digitisation of production and processes - specifically with modular visualisation. They helped design and continue to contribute to the development of the open visualization platform mVIS, which provides a unified and interactive user interface for employees to view the required content and to work with selected systems. The platform uses modern IT architecture and is based on Industry 4.0 principles.

"The mVIS system fulfils the vision of the virtual workplace. It ensures the availability of the necessary information for production workers regardless of the source system or end device. We presented this system at INNODAY and explained on-site the specific technological issues of the modular system, with an emphasis on how it standardises communication with production systems. We have been involved in the design and development of mVIS at CXI for more than 3 years and have gained a lot of valuable experience in that time," says Jan Koci, OMI team leader at CXI.

"On behalf of ŠKODA AUTO a.s., we are very satisfied with this form of cooperation with universities. The technical university comes up with ideas and innovations, we implement them in IT with our suppliers and our customers then use them," said Petr Hofman, shopfloor IT coordinator at ŠKODA AUTO, a.s.

Participating in INNODAY 2022 is inspiring and we were happy to be part of it. The motto of this year's edition was: To connect, inspire and educate. Two days were dedicated to open innovation, which was presented to all participants by innovation experts present in the so-called innovation marketplace in the museum exhibition. The event also included inspiring lectures, real-life meetings and, of course, networking.

General partners

Škoda AUTO
Česká Zbrojovka
FM Motol
UJV Group