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MSV Gold Medal 2023 – seven awards for trade fair exhibits and one for the Nestor of nuclear energy

October 11, 2023  /  2:14 PM

The prestigious MSV Gold Medal 2023 competition honours the most innovative exhibits displayed at the engineering fair. The ceremony of announcing the results and presenting the awards took place in the Rotunda of Hall A as part of the opening ceremony of MSV 2023.

This year, the results were decided by a fourteen-member expert committee led by Jiří Hlinka, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at BUT in Brno. Prime Minister Petr Fiala, Minister of Industry and Trade Jozef Síkela, Rector of BUT in Brno Ladislav Janiček and CEO of Trade Fairs Brno Jan Kubata presented the Gold Medals to the winners.

Results of the MSV Gold Medal 2023 competition
Innovation Demonstrably Created in Contractual Cooperation Of Companies With Research Organizations category:
Exhibit:TL-5000 Sparker aircraft
Manufacturer:TL-ULTRALIGHT, s.r.o., Czech Republic
Exhibitor:Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Republic

The award was given for the cooperation of BUT in Brno with the manufacturer TL-ULTRALIGHT, s.r.o., specifically for the development and construction of the TL-5000 Sparker aircraft prototype, which achieves top parameters.


Production Machine Innovation category:
Exhibit:Freddy Ecovac Medical Coolant Unit
Manufacturer:Freddy Products Ltd., Great Britain
Exhibitor:BIKO limited liability company, Czech Republic

The award was given for the Freddy Ecovac industrial unattended vacuum cleaner with two-stage filtration and automatic operation, which stands out for its exceptional user comfort thanks to its mobility and flexible delivery time of customized construction according to customer requirements.


Innovations in Processing Technology category:
Exhibit:GW KOMPAKT 10-30-50-100 1F
Manufacturer:Goldman water s.r.o., Czech Republic
Exhibitor:Goldman water s.r.o., Czech Republic

The award was given for a fully automated compact reverse osmosis water treatment plant.


Innovation in Automation Technology and Industry 4.0 category:
Exhibit:SANEZOO UNITY – Camera system for smart visual inspection
Manufacturer:SANEZOO EUROPE s.r.o., Czech Republic
Exhibitor:SANEZOO EUROPE s.r.o., Czech Republic

The award was given for an innovative multi-camera way of scanning workpieces, processed by multi-channel learning of deep neural networks.


Innovative Components in Engineering category:
Exhibit:Micro Screw - miniature ball screw
Manufacturer:KSK Precise Motion, a.s., Czech Republic
Exhibitor:KSK Precise Motion, a.s., Czech Republic

The award was given for a miniature ball screw with high added value for both the customer and the manufacturer, which can be used across fields such as aerospace, transport industry, healthcare, or precision electron microscopes.


Innovations in Transport and Logistics category:
Exhibit:Super Piezo Inkjet
Manufacturer:MARKEM-IMAJE, Switzerland
Exhibitor:ONDRÁŠEK INK - JET SYSTEM spol. s r.o., Czech Republic

The award was given for a unique solution to high-speed printing technology.


Special Committee Award
Exhibit:Prototype control unit for compensation of machine temperature deformations using artificial intelligence algorithms
Manufacturer:TAJMAC-ZPS, a.s.
Exhibitor:TAJMAC-ZPS, a.s.

The award was given to TAJMAC-ZPS, a.s., BUT in Brno and Intemac Solution for a prototype control unit for compensating machine temperature deformations using artificial intelligence algorithms.


Gold Medal for Lifetime Creative Technical Work and Innovative Achievements 2023:

This year's laureate is professor František Hezoučký, who has devoted his entire professional life to the development of Czech and Slovak nuclear energy, starting as early as 1966. He is the only person in this country who led and, as a director, also completed the construction of a nuclear power plant, specifically the Temelín NPP. He worked in Jaslovské Bohunice and was also the chief engineer during the start-up of all four nuclear units in the first Dukovany nuclear power plant.