For the first time, the Czech Republic and the Free State of Saxony establish a common funding programme to support and strengthen the collaboration between Czech and Saxon partners in the field of smart mobility and the digitalisation of transport. The bilateral funding scheme bases on the European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) programme 2021-2027 of the Free State of Saxony as well as the DELTA 2 Funding Programme of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.

On occasion of the bilateral funding programme, the Czech Chamber of Commerce – Transportation Section and the Railway Industry Cluster Rail.S from the Free State of Saxony in Germany invite their members to the first common R&D cooperation workshop in Prague. The aim is to create a platform for meeting and getting to know each other and lay the foundation for cross-border R&D cooperation projects as well as business relationships. True to the motto „Better to talk to each other than about each other“, the focus is on personal conversation between the participants. Participation is free of charge. Language of the event ist English.

Czech-Saxon Funding Programme: Call for Proposals until 19th July 2023!

Call for Proposals starts from 17th May for partners from Czech Republic and from 19th May for Saxony partners. End of the call is the 19th July. The Czech side of the consorcium applies on the Czech side via ISTA. The Saxon project partners have to submit their proposal online at the SAB website funding portal (Förderportal). On the Saxon side, the participation of at least one Saxon SME is a prerequisite.

>>> More details for Saxon applicants from Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Verkehr (SMWA)
>>> More details for Czech applicants from the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR)

The event is kindly supported by Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic and the Saxony Trade & Invest Corporation.


12:30Guests Arrival & Welcome Snacks
13:00Words of welcome by the event host
Tereza Čížková, Deputy Director for Autonomous Mobility and Research, Development and Innovation, Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic 
13:05Introduction of the hosts: Czech Chamber of Commerce & Rail.S
Jan Sechter, Acting Chair of the Transportation Section in the Czech Chamber of Commerce
Dirk-Ulrich Krüger, Managing Director, Rail.S e. V.
13:20Smart, Safe, Sustainable and Resilient Mobility and Transport – Pitch Session of Cooperation ideas
Presentation alternating between Czech and Saxon companies
Max. 3 min per company (max. 20 companies: 10 Czech/ 10 Saxon)
14:50Coffee & Talk: Networking & One-to-one-Meetings
16:50Conclusion & Next steps
Dirk-Ulrich Krüger, Managing Director, Rail.S e. V.
17:00End of the Event


Registration: Czech & Saxon Companies wanted!

In the next step, we are currently looking for interested companies from the Czech as well as Saxon railway industry that are looking for partners for setting up a common R&D project or which are interested to get to know research and business partners in general.

The following companies have already registered for the R&D Cooperation workshop and are looking forward to getting in touch with you!

>> Click here for Download the company/cooperation profiles of the Czech/Saxon enterprises

Note for German Participants outside of Saxony: Companies/institutions not based in the Free State of Saxony can also participate in this workshop. However, participation in the bilateral funding programme is excluded for these organisations.

The deadline for registration is 13th of June.

Questions? Feel free to contact us!

If you have any question to the R&D Cooperation Workshop, please contact directly your suitable contact person for more information:

For participants from Czech Republic:
Mr. Jan Sechter, Acting Chair of the Transportation Section of the Czech Chamber of Commerce:

For participants from the Free State of Saxony/Germany:
Rico Siegmund, Manager Innovation Projects & International Relations, Rail.S:

The event is organised within the framework of the Saxon Innovation Cluster SET4FUTURE. Governing Body of SET4FUTURE is Rail.S. The innovation Cluster SET4FUTURE is co-financed by tax revenues under the publicbudget introduced by the Parliament oft he Free State of Saxony.

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