The Conference takes place in the modern congress hotel International, located in the Brno city centre.

The event is organized by The Brno University of Technology and research centre NETME.

To Brno by air

City of Brno

Brno, the second largest city of the Czech Republic, represents political, cultural and industrial heart of South Moravian Region, renowned for its folklore, wine, good natured people and picturesque sun-bathed landscape.

Something over 205 km from Prague (and nearly 150 from Vienna) Brno offers all the cosy smaller town atmosphere and that the same time all the glamour of the local metropolis. It is city rich in history, architecture and gastronomy, its universities and research centres are welcoming students and specialists from all over the world.

It is regularly mentioned on the top positions whenever comes to evaluate safety on the streets and quality of living in the Czech Republic. For more details you can see the city web site: or

You can find more info on interesting facts, traditions, city and region history here.

Brno University of Technology

For several hundred years Brno used to be an important and innovative leader in the field of textile industry sometimes called Moravian Manchester, it also has very long and outstanding tradition of engineering industry with traditional companies like Zbrojovka or Zetor.

This development was always accompanied with fast implementation of newest technologies, which continues till today. Brno is a home city of technological parks, research science and development centres and of course universities. It is virtually a city of students as they create approx. 20 per cent of its inhabitants. Following the tradition of industry and science Brno University of Technology – VUT Brno was founded in 1899 as the second oldest and largest technical university in the Czech Republic.

It consists of 8 faculties, including the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the largest mechanical engineering faculty in the Czech Republic with 4 200 students, 520 employees, 15 institutes and own R&D centre NETME that makes the faculty the respectable partner for industry and research institutions.

NETME Centre

NETME or New Technologies for Mechanical Engineering is a research centre based on high quality research and development of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Brno University of Technology. The major strength of the Centre lies in its capability to organize a multidisciplinary research teams and subjects of over five hundred Faculty members. Hence, the Centre has quickly established itself as a modern and collaborative applied research R&D centre.

Main research areas are: SPIL, power, processes and environmental engineering, aircraft and automotive technology, mechatronics, virtual machine design and testing, advanced metal materials. NETME cooperates with leading universities and companies all over the world, 40 per cent of contracted research is from international companies.

The SPIL project guided by an international research team, supervised by Professor Jiří Klemeš, has been established at the NETME Centre. The SPIL project has been drafted and developed at the NETME Centre and subsidized from the Operational Program Research, Development and Education. The project commenced on 1 February 2017, and will last five years. The project objective is to establish an international, competitive research facility, and to simultaneously provide both unique and practical knowledge which will promote an increase in efficiency of processes and power industries, in other words knowledge that will help minimize the so-called greenhouse, nitrogen, ecological and water footprints. More about SPIL


Hotel International Brno

Hotel International Brno*****

Accomodation Booking

Tel: +420 542 122 811

Luxurious hotel, part of the Premier best Western hotel chain, provides comfortable accommodation right in the historical city centre of Brno with all the advantages of a modern era, including superior service, personal approach and amazing gourmet experience.

Further accommodation

Options in comfortable walking distance or easily accessible by taxi:

Barceló Brno Palace

Barceló Brno Palace*****

(400 m = 7 minutes walk from PRES’21 congress halls)

Hotel Continental Brno

Hotel Continental Brno****

Kounicova 6, 602 00 Brno
(1 km = 17 minutes walk from PRES’21 congress halls)

Dům u Píkové desítky

Dům u Píkové desítky****

Jakubská 124/7, 602 00 Brno
(380 m = 6 minutes walk from PRES’21 congress halls)

Grandezza Hotel Luxury Place

Grandezza Hotel Luxury Place*****

Zelný trh 314/2, 602 Brno
592 m = 10 minutes walk from PRES’21 congress halls)

Hotel Passage

Hotel Passage****

Lidická 23, 602 00 Brno
(1,1 km = 17 minutes walk from PRES’21 congress halls)

Visa Information

When making visa arrangements, please ensure that you have the conference paper accepted and duly registered. On that basis, the Local Organising Committee will arrange invitation documents.

Please contact the PRES organizers at: