About us

Established by leading Czech scientists

prg.ai was founded in 2019 by academics from the Czech Technical University, Charles University, and the Czech Academy of Sciences, with a significant contribution provided by the City of Prague. This unprecedented synergy of human and institutional resources is driven by the ambition to make full use of local potential and transform Prague into a European centre of artificial intelligence.

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Elevating Prague’s profile in the field of AI

Artificial intelligence is becoming essential in questions of economic growth, education, and quality of life. That is why we are building a platform that will empower the Prague innovation ecosystem to join the ranks of global leaders in the research and application of AI. We nurture a competitive, yet inclusive environment since we believe such qualities foster bold ideas and encourage valuable solutions that benefit all of our country’s inhabitants.

Activities

Acting strategically and systematically

To achieve our vision, we have created nine development programs divided into three key areas. Each project is carried out both by our internal team and by working groups composed of experts with diverse specialisations.

  • People

    We strive to foster the new generation of AI talent at various education levels, from integrating AI into the curricula of secondary schools and universities to training and re-skilling employees as well as the general public. We are constantly working to attract up-and-coming trailblazers to the Prague scene, and we work locally to create attractive conditions to retain them. Our goal in this area is to support the diversity of the local human potential, whether in terms of experience, opportunities, gender, culture or ethnicity.

  • Impact

    In order to enable research in Prague to continually improve, we are developing valuable connections between academia and industry and seek new sources of funding for scientific research. We support innovations that will improve Czech companies’ ability to establish themselves on the international market, and we encourage the incubation and development of local startups with global potential. We ensure that solutions based on artificial intelligence respect human and civil rights.

  • Ecosystem

    We strive to ease the exchange of information, experience, and contacts across the Prague innovation scene. We are dedicated to building a community that is based on openness, credibility, togetherness, courage and excellence, and we work tirelessly to facilitate its relationships with local and international partners. We promote Czech success stories in AI to the Czech as well as international audience and highlight both the benefits and risks of implementing AI-based solutions.

People

Who’s behind prg.ai

  • Lukáš Kačena

    Management

  • Lenka Kucerova prg.ai

    Lenka Kučerová

    Community and Partnership

  • Aneta Caltová

    Communications

  • Eva Bendlová prg.ai

    Eva Bendlová

    Operations

  • Julie Kovarikova prg.ai

    Julie Kovaříková

    Programmes

  • Barbora Bromová

    Barbora Bromová

    Projects

  • michal pechoucek prg.ai Czech Technical University

    Michal Pěchouček

  • jan sedivy prg.ai Czech Technical University

    Jan Šedivý

  • pavel kordik prg.ai Czech Technical University

    Pavel Kordík

  • pavel kordik prg.ai Charles University

    Ondřej Bojar

  • vaclav moravec prg.ai Charles University

    Václav Moravec

  • pavel jurus prg.ai Czech Academy of Sciences

    Pavel Juruš

  • jaromir beranek prg.ai City of Prague

    Jaromír Beránek

  • Czech Academy of Sciences

    Jaroslav Hlinka

  • Avast

    Petr Somol

  • Blindspot Solutions

    Ondřej Vaněk

  • CTU

    Michal Valenta

  • Datamole

    Tomáš Borovička

  • DataSentics

    Petr Bednařík

  • DNAi

    Pavel Wimmer

  • GoodAI

    Olga Afanasjeva

  • City of Prague

    Vít Šimral

  • Memsource

    Aleš Tamchyna

  • Recombee

    Gabriela Takáčová

  • Resistant AI

    Martin Rehák

  • Rossum

    Petr Baudiš

  • Charles University

    Roman Barták

  • Valeo

    Gábor Iffland

  • vojtech petricek prg.ai Czech Technical University

    Vojtěch Petráček

  • zbynek skvor cvut Czech Technical University

    Zbyněk Škvor

  • tomas zima prg.ai Charles University

    Tomáš Zima

  • jan kratochvil univerzita karlova Charles University

    Jan Kratochvíl

  • emil pelikan akademie ved cr Czech Academy of Sciences

    Emil Pelikán

  • marek havrda prg.ai City of Prague

    Marek Havrda

  • City of Prague

    Michal Bláha

  • City of Prague

    Tomáš Lapáček

  • jakub nesetril prg.ai Industrial members representative

    Jakub Nešetřil

  • Czech Technical University

    Luboš Král

    Projects

  • David Pešek prg.ai Czech Technical University

    David Pešek

    Projects

  • Jaroslav Sip prg.ai Czech Technical University

    Jaroslav Šíp

    International partnerships

  • Jiří Materna ML College

    Jiří Materna

    AI education

  • Sara Polak prg.ai

    Sara Polak

    Popularisation

  • Jan Tomes prg.ai

    Jan Tomeš

    Communications

Founding members