News of the Office
Vladimír Sucha
József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, received Vladimír Sucha, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre, in the NRDI Office on 24 June 2016.
July 01, 2016
József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office requested partnership from the representatives of innovative enterprises and incubator houses at the Digital Factory’s forum on 20 June 2016. The partnership, which relies on mutual confidence, can only work if both incubator houses and the financer aim at long-term cooperation.
July 01, 2016
New funding opportunities – Postdoctoral researchers are 30% more willing to apply
Young researchers have more funding opportunities as a result of the substantially revamped funding system of postdoctoral research projects and fellowships, effected by the NRDI Office this year. In line with international best practice, the aim of changing the system was to better separate traditional fellowship programs, which provide wage-like funding, and the financing of research projects within the funding schemes for postdoctoral researchers.
June 30, 2016
The proper cost accounting of researcher wages for projects financed under the Horizon 2020 programme is a major challenge for Hungarian institutions, since regulations regarding the means used to top up salaries became more stringent than in the previous framework programmes.
June 22, 2016
Vállalati KFI
The call intends to support knowledge-intensive innovative businesses while developing novel marketable products, services and technologies with high intellectual added value. Entries by micro, small and medium sized enterprises as well as large companies are invited to compete for funds in the range of HUF 80 to 500 million (EUR 258 to 1612 thousand) to finance their research, development and innovation activities performed either individually or in consortia.
June 06, 2016
Open Access
Implementation of the Open Science Policy Platform by the European Commission to spread the idea of open science may give way to sharing the results of publicly funded research projects and a broader utilization of them. The topic was a key topic on the agenda of the Competitiveness Council meeting on 27 May in Brussels. Speakers included József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office who expressed Hungary’s position on the subject.
May 31, 2016
The NRDI Office has provided approximately HUF 135 million (over EUR 435 thousand) grant to cutting-edge research projects in the fields of mathematics, neuroscience and biology, which received excellent rating from the international evaluation panels but were ultimately not awarded due to lack of funds in the programmes announced by the European Research Council (ERC) for highly outstanding research projects.
May 27, 2016
Stairway to Excellence
Financed from the Structural Funds, the R&D programmes for capacity building provide an excellent opportunity for domestic stakeholders to join internationally competitive projects within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme – this was one of the conclusions at the “Stairway to Excellence” (S2E) conference held on 24 May in Budapest, organised by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in cooperation with the European Commission.
May 26, 2016
versenypályázati tükör
Participants of the forum of 29 April were updated on the instruments promoting the mechanism of value creating innovation as well as the evaluation outcomes on project proposals submitted for RDI review, and were given an insight into the run of the peer-review assessment system.
May 26, 2016
The 2016 budget of the NRDI Office and Fund allocates a total of approximately HUF 3.3 billion (more than EUR 10.5 million) for covering membership fees in international RDI organisations and the costs of access to research infrastructure.
April 21, 2016
Hungarian news
EU Education Commissioner Tibor Navracsics has established a panel to advise on reforms to the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), as he awaits the results of a special audit being carried out by the European Court of Auditors to assess if the Budapest-based body is, “a suitable vehicle to deliver innovation in the EU”.
The seventh World Science Forum will be held in Budapest from 4 to 7 November 2015. After the highly successful 2013 event in Rio de Janeiro the Forum will be hosted again by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in partnership with UNESCO, ICSU, AAAS, TWAS and EASAC. The main theme of the 2015 Forum will be "The Enabling Power of Science" reflecting on the way how science opens new paths for the improvement of human life, business innovation and policy making.
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International news
A new network of European universities is banding together to influence policy behind the next EU research programme, set to begin in 2021.
Innovation Deals, a new pilot scheme launched by the European Commission, aim to help innovators with promising solutions to environmental issues to navigate regulatory challenges to bringing their ideas to market.
The European Commission on 30 May launched a public call for candidacies for membership of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), the independent advisory body established by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The European Commission announces next steps on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (JIS), which aims to reinforce the partnership between the European institutions and the standardisation community.
Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) projects are generating socio-economic impacts on a number of fronts, reveals a major new analysis by independent experts.
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