The cooperation in the field of fundamental, applied and industrial research and development is possible within the framework of operational and business support programs, such as the programs of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (link), programs of competence centres of the Technology Agency of Czech Republic (link), and the other programs, in which we have long experience and a high success rate in obtaining them. We also have experience in solving several international COST projects (link) and bilateral cooperation projects. We would also like to collaborate in international FP7 Framework projects (link).

Cooperation is also possible on the basis of a commercial agreement between the Brno University of Technology and your company, either in the form of a contract for doing a specific job (this is convenient with small contracts, such as measurement and evaluation of data), which is invoiced after finishing the job, or in the form of framework agreements (recommended for long-term cooperation), which is invoiced after accepting the results of intermediate stages. If you are interested in this cooperation, please contact the research group leader in the first place, who will discuss with you the possibilities and areas of cooperation, and consequently arrange for a meeting with the head of the department, with whom the appropriate form and financial framework of cooperation will be discussed (e.g. a commercial agreement or an application for a joint project funded from the government budget). Moreover, he will also ensure the preparation of necessary documents.

Selected companies

Honeywell Czech Republic, Automation and Control Solutions
The Honeywell ACS department offers products and solutions for the control of thermal heating and technological processes for automation equipment.The SPLab team collaborates in the evaluation of noise but for only certain components of industrial products, according to current standards. Due to the nature of these industrial products noise cannot be measured using conventional instruments for measuring noise.

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The Rapid-I company offers software, problem solutions and services in the area of predictive analysis, data mining and text mining. The company focuses on intelligent automated analysis of large data corpuses, i.e. for a large amount of structured data such as databases and unstructured data such as texts. The Rapid-I company offers enterprises the free use of open-source data mining programs that enable a more efficient use of cutting-edge technologies for data mining and trading. Obtaining new information from existing data allows more efficient decision-making and optimizing the processes under investigation.

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The Audiffex company is a software company that specializes in the development of multimedia and sound effects and their host applications, applications for the recording and playback of audio files, and special solutions in the audio area. The Audiffex company is a part of DISK Multimedia Ltd. which offers audio-visual applications and equipment, works out complete solutions for professional recording, small recording and TV studios, theaters, institutions and schools, sports halls, etc.

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DFM (GmbH)
The DFM company focuses on the development and manufacturing of special custom hardware for digital audio broadcasting, high-quality audio interfaces for PCs and solutions for transmission using multi-channel audio signals via IEEE1394 Firewire. DFM belongs to companies that  develop universal modules with digital audio interface Firewire called  DICE.

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The Gallien-Krueger company is a world-renowned producer of guitar and bass combos, which are highly rated by musicians.The SPLab team participates in the cooperation between the Gallien-Krueger company and the Audiffex company (DISK Multimedia Ltd.). The SPLab team has developed and implemented digital simulation of Gallien-Kruger combos using plug-in modules for real-time processing on PCs. The Audiffex team has prepared plug-in modules for front-end customers.

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MESIT Instruments
The MESIT Instruments Ltd. develops and manufactures electronics, devices, and precision mechanics for the area of civil aviation and military equipment, ground-based military technology, transportation equipment and for industrial use.The SPLab team works on custom measurement of electro-acoustic transducer parameters and on evaluation of possible structural defects that cause a deterioration of transducers.

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TC Electronic
The TC Electronic company is an international company with headquarters in Denmark, which develops and manufactures hardware and software for musicians, and technologies for recording studios, sound from computer audio interface via processors to technology for mastering and digital audio broadcasting. The TC Electronic development team is also active in preparing international standards for digital audio broadcasting.

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Selected universities

TecnoCampus Mataró‐Maresme
The Mataró-Maresme TecnoCampus integrates the CETEMMSA research center, several important technology companies and three universities: the technical Escola Universitaria Politécnica de Mataró (EUMPT), the economic Escola Universitaria del  Maresme  and the medical Escola Superior de Ciències de la Salut. The Signal Processing Research Group in the Escola Universitaria Politécnica de Mataró deals with biometrics (signature, face, and palm recognition), processing of medical and thermographic images, and the so-called voice imprint. This group collaborates with companies such as Telefonica, Airtel, Philips, Mossos d’Esquadra, and the Institute for International Research (IIR). On academic level it also collaborates with Universities such as KTH (Sweden), University of Paris (France), Lliure de Brussels (Belgium), University of Stirling and University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), University of Salerno (Italy), and University of Graz (Austria).

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University of Science and Technology Beijing
The University of Science and Technology focuses on engineering disciplines such as informatics, mechanical engineering, buildings, ecology, economics, and so on. According to the latest statistics, the University has 23,439 students at 10 faculties.The main areas of collaboration are digital processing of medical images and image sequences. Many joint problems have been solved during the long-term collaboration, such as detection and measurement of artery parameters from ultrasound video sequences, stereoscopic acquisition, use  of evolutionary programming for different applications (segmentation of medical and common images, classification of objects, recognition of emotions in text ), etc.

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CIBERehd Group
The Pere Clave research group in Mataró hospital deals mainly with digital analysis of the digestive tract, intestinal and anorectal motility,motility of esophagus and colon. Members of the group are: Claudia Arenas Bailon, Laius Salsench Rofes, Diana Perez Gallego and Lorena Gonzalez Sanchez. The group collaborates onprojects together with other Spanish groups led, for example, by Xavier Calvo (Corporaciò Sanitaria Parc Taulín,Sabadell), by Luis Bujandanou (Hospital de Donostia, Vizcaya), or by Javier Perez-Gisbert(Hospital de la Princesa, Madrid).

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Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University Brno
The Faculty of Medicine is one of the oldest faculties of the second biggest Czech university, founded in 1919, which is today an important educational and research institution.The main area of our collaboration is an implementation of joint projects aimed at finding new methods of analysis of temporally and spatially varying parameters of the human body. The parameters are represented by multidimensional biophysical signals in order to precisely determine the physiological parameters that describe the state of human organs. At the beginning, the collaboration started with a project entitled “New Diagnostic Methods for Detecting Parameters of the Circulatory System, Based on Infrared Imaging”. At present the collaboration continues with further joint projects being envisaged. The main collaborating organization is the Institute of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine of MU, which carries out medical experiments and provides   a guarantee for the medical part of research, the source data and so on.

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NuHAG – Numerical Harmonic Analysis Group
The NuHAG research group, involving about 20 members, deals with analyzing harmonic signals from different perspectives. Group members solve both difficult problems of functional analysis, and efficient and numerically stable algorithms for practical numerical calculations on PC. The main areas of interest are orthogonal Gabor systems (different aspects of short-term Fourier transform), wavelet decomposition and also the processing of sparse signals. The NuHAG group collaborates directly with many top-level scientists (I. Daubechies, M. Fornassier, O. Christensen, C. Heil etc.). The group leader is Prof. Hans G. Feichtinger.

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University of Stirling, COSIPRA LAB
The COSIPRA LAB ( is a group dealing with processing of speech, cognitive and visual signals, intelligent systems and problems of data mining. The group consists mainly of research workers and PhD students at the Institute of Informatics and Mathematics, University of Stirling in Scotland. Dr. Amir Hussain is the head of this group. The COSIPRA LAB solves a number of interesting projects that are funded by various national and international sources, and cooperates with many international universities and institutions such as Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France), MIT (USA), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) and Harvard Medical School (USA). The COSPIRA LAB also works with several companies such as Sitekit Ltd (Scotland), etc.

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International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS)
The International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS) is an institute dealing with the processing and analysis of speech and image signals, neural networks, and with psychological research into the appearance and recognition of emotions. The group consists of researchers and MSc students of the Institute of Psychology at the Second University of Naples and Institute of Physics at the University of Salerno. The Institute is involved in organizing COST international conferences (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) which are focused on multimodal analysis of verbal and nonverbal communication. The results obtained are regularly published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer).

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1st Department of Neurology, St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno
During the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University in Brno in 1919 the Clinic for Mental and Nervous Diseases was also established. Psychiatry and neurology have thus a common academic history in Brno. In the post- World War II period both workplaces became independent and the 1st Department of Neurology was established in 1948. The working team of the 1st Department of Neurology has come to be ranked among the top-level workplaces both in the Czech Republic and in Europe: The fully functional Center for Abnormal Movements and Parkinson’s Disease exists in the 1stDepartment of Neurology with a program of extrapyramidal disease treatment. This Center is one of the two centers in the Czech Republic for treating difficult diseases with the help of sophisticated controllable medication and deep brain stimulation used in indicated patients.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Radiological Clinic, The University Hospital Brno
The Brno University Hospital was founded in 1998 by joining three existing hospitals. Nowadays, the Brno University Hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in the Czech Republic considering the volume of care provided. In February 2007 the Brno University Hospital obtained the Quality Certificate as the first among other hospitals in the Czech Republic. The hospital is located next to the campus of the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University in Brno, with which it closely cooperates and serves as the faculty hospital for the education of new physicians.

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