News of the Office
World Science Fórum
Representatives of world-leading scientific workshops, Nobel laureate researchers and decision-makers responsible for science policy and financing gathered together in Budapest as part of the World Science Forum in the first week of November to find answers to questions around the social responsibility of science.
November 10, 2015
OECD találkozó
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) held a Ministerial-level meeting focused on science, technology and innovation in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, on 19–22 October 2015. The meeting, held in conjunction with the World Science and Technology Forum, was also the first of its kind since 2004.
November 10, 2015
Rastislav Káčer - Szlovákia budapesti nagykövete
Ambassador of Slovakia to Budapest reckons that our countries not only have similar capabilities as neighbours, but show several coinciding aspects in our R&D strategies, therefore it is important to exchange experiences and strengthen our relations. On 12th October, Rastislav Káčer had his first visit in the NRDI Office where President József Pálinkás gave him an overview on the goals and observations of the organisational restructuring launched late last year.
October 20, 2015
Outstanding representatives from more than a hundred countries and international organisations – scientists, experts, policy-makers, business and media leaders – met in Kyoto from 4th to 6th October, for the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum, to seek possible answers for common societal and economic threats.
October 09, 2015
A pioneering model of calls of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office serves to motivate innovative small sized businesses. Startup calls to be announced in the near future aim at improving the growth chances of recently launched businesses while implementing internationally marketable products, technology or services.
September 28, 2015
Hungarian news
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.
Are you a university student or a young entrepreneur or ICT professional who is interested in the latest trends and innovations in the IT/ICT sector? Would you like to have a glimpse at the future of the IT/ICT world, and to get to know innovative technologies, products, services and applications? Do you have innovative ideas yourself, related to the IT/ICT sector, and you are looking for the perfect place to voice them? Do you want to get acquainted with representatives of big IT/ICT companies or promising start-ups? Or are you contemplating creating your own business, but do not know where to start?
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.
COST are delighted to host the Introduction to the COST Framework Programme, an information session exclusively dedicated to researchers, engineers and scholars of all scientific and technology fields working in Hungary, on 16 June 2015, at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary).
International news
The Research Executive Agency (REA) has announced on its public website that fellows who have completed a research period within one of the FP7 Marie Curie actions may now request a Marie Curie Award Certificate.
Transport SME innovation day
October 09, 2015
The European Commission is pleased to invite you to join the “Transport SME Innovation Day” on 23 November 2015 in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170 in Brussels. Innovation and the deployment of new technologies, products, services and solutions are key to economic growth and employment. Therefore, converting outcomes of R&I projects into the market applications is critical. The “Transport SME Innovation Day” is open to all Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) active in the Transport sector and its value chain, interested in receiving first-hand information.
The info day targeted potential applicants to the calls for project proposals under the H2020 challenge ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’. The new Work Programme for 2016-2017 in the area of H2020 energy research was presented on 14 September, and in-depth sessions on various calls of the Work Programme were held on 15 September. Take a look at the presentations of the info day.
Israel is renowned for its achievements in innovative products and solutions. Over the past decade Israel has also established itself as a key player in nanotechnology, providing new and exciting opportunities and solutions in materials, medical, mobile, defense & aerospace, semi-conductor and other important and emerging industrial sectors.
The European Commission yesterday granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the European Spallation Source (ESS), a particle accelerator being constructed near Lund (Sweden). With this measure, the EU provides the facility with many administrative advantages enjoyed by international organisations and therefore helps to successfully implement the infrastructure project.
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