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VUZ, Výzkumný Ústav Železnicní, Railway Research Institute

Name of Member: Výzkumný Ústav Železnicní, Railway Research Institute
Acronym: VUZ 
Telephone: +420 972 223 410

Výzkumný Ústav Železnicní, a.s. (Railway Research Institute, j.s.c.) (hereinafter the VUZ) is a company specialized on expert services and comprehensive solutions in the field of assessment, testing activities and consulting for railway systems and rail transport.

VUZ offers a broad portfolio of expert services:

  • Authorized activities focused on conformity assessment
  • Accredited acitivities connected with testing and product certification and certification of quality systems
  • Expert activities in the field of railway systems and rail transport

VUZ is a member of National Technological platform and with other members of this platform participates on the solution of railway research projects.

  • Ing. Jaroslav Grim, Ph.D. – Director General VUZ, Vicepresident IRRB –
  • Ing. Petr Kavan, Ph.D. – Technical Director VUZ
  • Ing. Jaroslav Vasatko, Adviser of Director General, Secretary of Support Team IRRB –

The future priority concentration of research bases on wider cooperation with partners – members National Technological platform – universities, research and project institutions but also industrial companies which creates possibility to verify results of research projects in practice.

Issues is namely focused on the all technical subsystems of railway interoperability:

  • railway infrastructure
  • rolling stock
  • control command and signalling
  • energy

but also operation and conceptual issues concerning development of railway transport.

Examples of projects whose solution was ensured with partners from National Technological platform :

  • Project of Czech Transport Ministry:
    „Demands European Railway Interoperability in the relation with competitiveness of railway infrastructure in the Czech Republic“
  • Projects FP 7