News of the Office
The NRDI Office has provided approximately HUF 135 million 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
This year, the number of applications submitted for funds available for promising researcher-initiated basic research projects has increased by 18% since 2015 and by 29% since 2014. The programme budget of HUF 7 billion, an amount significantly larger than in last year, was open to apply until 17 March for research project proposals in any field of science without thematic priorities.
April 19, 2016
József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office, visited the most prominent incubation centre in the Netherlands when participating in the Open Access conference held in the Hague on 21–22 March 2016. Elaborated by the NRDI Office, the new funding scheme of the recently launched Innovation Ecosystem programme aims to develop similarly successful startup communities throughout Hungary.
April 18, 2016
Pálinkás József
In the framework of the series of university incubation events supported by the NRDI Office, the first innovation workshop and competition of the Startup Campus took place in Győr, 16 March. In his welcome speech József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office, briefly outlined the funding schemes designed to stimulate the growth of the “great start-up generation”. The programme series will carry on with further events in Kecskemét and Debrecen.
April 18, 2016
Call for proposals
In 2015, a coherent portfolio of competitive calls was implemented by the NRDI Office to facilitate the purpose-oriented and value-creating use of RDI funds coming from European sources and the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund.
March 22, 2016
PSF Peer Review
As the next stage in the process of extensively analysing the RDI system of Hungary and finding new opportunities, an international group of independent experts visited Budapest between 24 and 26 February 2016. During the three-day peer review, the experts held talks with the representatives of government institutions, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, higher education institutions and the private sector.
March 21, 2016
Robert-Jan Smits
Robert-Jan Smits, head of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission held talks with Dr. József Pálinkás, president of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office), Dr. Gábor Szabó, rector of the University of Szeged (SZTE), and researchers about the ongoing scientific programmes and development plans in Szeged.
March 12, 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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The successful event was organised between 14-18 September 2015, in Budapest by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) and JRC (Joint Research Centre) in collaboration with the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, the Semmelweis University and the University of Debrecen.
International news
The submission site of H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships has been opened by the Commission. An information day will be organised on 1 June 2016 by the NRDI Office to present the individual fellowships to Hungarian applicants.
The EUREKA research and development network aims to promote R&D cooperation between SMEs, industrial actors, universities and research institutions in over 40 European and three overseas associated countries, thus facilitating Europe’s global competitiveness in the field of innovation.
You still have a chance to participate to NN16 by submitting a Last Minute Poster by June 5, 2016. Last Minute Poster means that the abstract will be presented as a Poster during NN16 and will be part of the NN16 Abstract Book!
Europe is the largest producer of scientific data in the world, but insufficient and fragmented infrastructure means this 'big data' is not being exploited to its full potential.
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