new conference by RICARDO

e-Mobility 4.0 / Moving Forward

from bi-polar to integrated, from low-power to smart ecosystem
8 - 9th February 2017
Prague, Czech republic


The world around us is changing. One technological innovation after another is influencing our day-to-day habits. We are surrounded by smart things. Things are connected with us and connected with each other. The new connected world is becoming a reality where everything and everyone are connected.

Along with our partners CzechInvest, ČEZ, e4t electronics for transportation (VW Group) and the Czech Automobile Industry Association, Ricardo UK Limited are organizing a conference covering the broad area of e-mobility.

The concept of e-mobility is heavily dependent on new power systems, innovative energy sources and highly effective infrastructure. Future connectivity linked with autonomous personal and public transport will consume, an even greater supply of energy and produce large volumes of data. Ensuring the safety of these newly established systems will require new technology, flexible business models and extensive cooperation of all the participating parties.

This shift in the understanding of the ecosystem's necessary to bring this new e-mobility world to realization brings with it a new lifestyle and a wholly different means of satisfying the needs of the future generations of consumers.

Come and listen to experts' opinions and join in panel discussions and planned lectures that are divided according to theme into three inextricably linked blocks:

Connected & Autonomous Transport

Electrification & Charging Infrastructure

Data Security, Big Data and Digitization

Experience two days with Ricardo and our partners at the National Technical Library and an evening in historical Prague, and take part in shaping the e-mobility future.



Ricardo is a global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy. We were founded by Sir Harry Ricardo in 1915 and still share his vision for maximising efficiency and eliminating waste. Ricardo now employs over 2700 engineers, scientists and consultants around the world and it is the passion and expertise of these people which drives us forward and maintains our position of technical leadership.

Golden Sponsor

CEZ Group is an established, integrated energy group, headquartered in the Czech Republic, with operations in a number of Central and Southeastern European countries and Turkey. The Group's core business is the generation, distribution, trade in, and sales of electricity and heat, trade in and sales of natural gas, and coal extraction. CEZ Group has 26,000 employees.

Silver Sponsor

e4t electronics for transportation was founded in 2001 as a subsidiary, whereby 51% is owned by TÜV SÜD and 49% is owned by ŠKODA AUTO. In October 2011, TÜV Süd Czech’s share of the company was taken over by Carmeq, a member of the VW Group in Germany, underlining e4t’s growing significance to Volkswagen and allowing them to become an intra-group engineering partner. Within the automotive industry, e4t collaborates with major vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers, cooperating with them both regionally and internationally.
CzechInvest - Business and Investment Development Agency, is an agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Established in 1992, the agency contributes to attracting foreign investment and developing domestic companies through its services and development programmes. CzechInvest also promotes the Czech Republic abroad and acts as an intermediary between the EU and small and medium-sized enterprises in implementing structural funds in the Czech Republic.

Bronze Sponsor

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (Sdružení Automobilového Průmyslu) - The AIA is an interest industrial grouping of the manufacturing, commercial and other companies which make up the Czech automotive and allied industries. AIA was established on June 27, 1989, with 17 founder member companies who were signatories to the agreement setting up the Association. Today AIA covers almost the whole of the automotive sector with 150 members in the CR.



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