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Promising new opportunities may arise for Norwegian–Hungarian research cooperation in climate research, machine learning technologies and medicine, including cancer research, which will be the central topic of a two-day conference organised by the National NRDI Office and the Research Council of Norway (NRC) on 15-16 February in Budapest.
February 15, 2018
Extreme Light Infrastructure
Swiss and Greek research groups are the first foreign users of the laser facility in Szeged where laser equipment is already operational. The experiments may lay the foundations for the development of new applications in medicine, biology and pharmaceutical sciences.
February 13, 2018
Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Szeged
The National Research, Development and Innovation Office held an information day for researchers and developers interested in the call related to the Szeged laser centre (sub-programme “A” of the National Excellence Programme) on 30 January.
February 13, 2018
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Through increasing resources and new calls announced to support research excellence and projects of researchers below the age of 40, the NRDI Office has delivered on its 2017 promise to renew the system of calls for discovery research proposals – announced József Pálinkás at the RDI Calls Forum on 25 January. Such events are regularly organised by the NRDI Office to improve the quality of research and innovation proposals by sharing assessment experiences.

January 25, 2018
Innovációs pályázatok

Focus on businesses and practical application

As in the past two years, substantial funds are available for businesses from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund in 2018, totalling at HUF 30 billion (EUR 98 million). Two other funding schemes with a total budget of HUF 31 billion (EUR 101.5 million) aim to stimulate research-industry cooperation to ensure that research results end up in innovative marketable products and technologies in fields such as artificial intelligence, protein research and clean water.

January 10, 2018
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Two out of four calls fostering discovery research targeting young researchers

Available resources support projects proposing the study of natural and social phenomena and establishing new methods and procedures as well as programmes to boost the scientific career of young researchers and to start international research projects.

January 10, 2018
Disbursements to domestic businesses and research centres from the NRDI Fund further increased in 2017
Surpassing disbursements of in 2016, last year HUF 83.3 billion (EUR 273 million) in funding was disbursed from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund to domestic businesses and research centres, and for international RDI cooperation projects and access to research infrastructures.
January 05, 2018
Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Szeged
A recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on ultrafast lasers recommends the European programme of Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), a pillar of which is based in Szeged, Hungary, to the attention of the US government as an example to learn from.
December 15, 2017
Marie Curie program
The Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) call was announced on 22 November 2017. The NRDI Office organised an information event for the same day focusing on the novelties of the new MSCA work programme 2018-2020, including in particular the RISE sub-programme.
December 07, 2017
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The future of the ELI super laser centre in Szeged, the largest research infrastructure in Hungary, was the central topic of the meeting in Brussels attended by József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.
December 05, 2017
Hungarian news
think.BDPST conference
January 10, 2018
think.BDPST is a strategic conference focusing on perspectives of research, innovation, and future technologies. Featured topics of the 2018 event include the future of transport and smart cities, and urban innovation.
The National Research, Development and Innovation Office in collaboration with the Research Council of Norway is organising a set of measures to enhance collaboration and exchange knowledge between research organisations in Hungary and Norway.
Organised by the European Commission, this year Budapest hosted the ICT Proposers’ Day, the information and networking event of Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research, development and innovation. The event, which was broken down to thematic sessions, featured representatives of domestic universities, research institutes and innovative Hungarian businesses, as well as the National Contact Points (NPCs) of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.
The Hungarian Association for Innovation announced again the Scientific and Innovation Talent Recruitment Contest for Youth. The contest of young inventors is funded by the Ministry of Human Capacities and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.
Hungary can be proud that Science on Stage this year was hosted by a university town of a Teaming winner consortium, one of the excellence centres of our country – the President of the NRDI Office said in Debrecen at the closing ceremony of Europe’s largest natural science education fair. The prestigious event organised for teachers was sponsored also by the NRDI Office.
International news
Date: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Place: IIT Delhi
Under the heading of “A digital Era for Transport”, the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) to be held on 16-19th April in Vienna, Austria, will explore, discuss and demonstrate these major paradigm shifts specifically directed at important areas of our life, such as transport, mobility, logistics and industrial production.

2nd FOOD 2030 High Level Event "Research & Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security – Transforming our food systems“ 14-15 June 2018, Agricultural University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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