Global Science Café / Czech Centres: Josef Průša

Global Science Café / Czech Centres is a series of popular science lectures and debates with the best Czech scientists, innovators, economists and other professionals. GSC (currently in online format) is organized by the Czech Centres and shared within the entire network. It is an informal forum for discussing current scientific and societal issues. We invite you for a discussion on the subject of research and innovation focused on the battle with COVID 19 with Josef Průša, developer of 3D printers at Průša Research, on the 21st of May, at 7 PM.

JOSEF PRŮŠA (born 1990) comes from Havlíčkův Brod. He studied applied informatics at the University of Economics. At the age of 19, he began designing 3D printers, and in 2012, he founded Prusa Research.



Josef Průša built his first 3D printer in 2012 under the name Prusa Mendel and it can be considered the “Ford Model T” of 3D printing. The Prusa Mendel was relatively easy to assemble, repair and modify. The world of 3D printing has thus opened up to a much wider audience. Josef Průša lectures on 3D printing and open-source hardware. He teaches Arduino at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, and he has also taught at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. With the onset of the COVID 19 coronavirus pandemic, Průša Research has been actively involved in face shield printing, which it offers free of charge to all hospitals, general practitioners, dispensaries, dentists, pharmacies, police officers, teachers and other professionals.

According to Průša, the whole world prints.

3D printed face shields for medics and professionals

🎥 „How we make 3D face shields at Prusa Research“

🎥 Průša factory Tour

Guy Borg was born in London but has lived in Prague for 20 years. He studied English literature at university in the UK, and during his time in Prague has worked at Charles University and the Academy of Arts. For the last 10 years, he has worked for the international music festival Strings of Autumn.