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In a new research funding program, the National Research, Development and Innovation Office supports researchers achieving results of high international impact while working in Hungary and accumulating a scientific citation record within the top 5% in their discipline in two years of publication. In the two assessment rounds of the call first launched in 2017, 52 research groups received a funding of HUF one billion (EUR 3.3 million) in total.
2017. november 22.
Widening participation
In the “Frontline” Research Excellence Programme elaborated and announced for the first time by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, 12 research group leaders have won grants of HUF 150 million to 300 million (nearly EUR 0.5 to 1 million) each, of a total budget of HUF 3 billion, to be spent in the coming five years on creating or expanding their research group and implementing a promising discovery research project in Hungary.
2017. november 13.
ICT Proposers’ Day
This year’s largest information, networking and consortium-building forum of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, the ICT Proposers’ Day, will take place on 9-10 November in Budapest, organised by the European Commission.
2017. november 08.
H2020
Further calls are to be announced in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme between 2018 and 2020 which are also expected to further inspire the already outstanding domestic RDI performance, the SME Instrument, the cutting-edge basic research calls of the European Research Council and the “Spreading Excellence” sub-programme.
2017. november 06.
Renewal of the national RDI strategy
As the agency responsible for renewing the national RDI strategy, which determines the domestic RDI vision, the NRDI Office collaborates with the competent ministries and the stakeholders of the domestic RDI system to assess, the domestic and international trends that have emerged since the adoption of the document in 2013, their impact on the implementation and further instruments to improve the competitiveness of RDI activities.
2017. október 31.
H2020
Upon the initiative of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office an expert group is taking part in the elaboration of the Hungarian position paper regarding the content and strategic orientations of the 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9) to be launched in 2021.
2017. október 19.
Központi Statisztikai Hivatal

More comprehensive data on research, development and innovation (RDI) and information campaigns to raise the innovation-awareness of institutions and enterprises were both on the agenda of the meeting between Gabriella Vukovich, President of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO) and József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office).

2017. október 16.
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Hungary has significantly improved its position in the global competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the most prestigious economic rankings in the world. In the overall ranking Hungary has moved to 60 from 69, and in terms of innovation to 62 from 80. Data show improving trends in all main research, development and innovation areas. The report includes positive data relating to institutions involved in basic research, workers focusing on targeted development projects and businesses concentrating on innovation.

2017. október 12.

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As another recent success of domestic SMEs, three Hungarian businesses were nominated among the top 48 projects in the Innovation Radar Prize 2017, one of the most prestigious innovation competitions of the European Commission. In the next two weeks a public vote will decide whether the Hungarian businesses make it to the final hosted by Budapest on 9 November.
2017. október 12.
Ipar4.0-lead
Jointly organised by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office with DG for Regional and Urban Policy and DG for Research and Innovation of the Commission, a two-day conference and workshop started on 20 September in Budapest to promote cooperation, consortium building and matchmaking in Industry 4.0 type projects between SMEs, industrial companies and research centres from the Visegrád countries.
2017. szeptember 21.
Hungarian news
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.
In 2016, more than HUF 3 billion (EUR 10.5 million) was allocated by the NRDI Office to cover the costs of participation in large research infrastructures, including the investment of EUR 2.2 million for the ongoing project of the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (European XFEL). Two Hungarian research teams at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences are eager to become one of the first users of the facility.
The AAL Call 2017 is now open for project proposals aimed at the innovative integration of existing ICT solutions or the development of new ones to support the ambient assisted living of the older adults. Representatives of the joint financed programme, from the European Commission and the participating countries including Hungary, held a two-day meeting on 9–10 April at the NRDI Office in Budapest, on the financial and coordination tasks of this year’s call and further directions of the programme.
In connection with Horizon 2020 calls, this year the NRDI Office organises more than 20 thematic information days and consultation events to facilitate the participation and success rate of domestic stakeholders in the competition for EU funds. At these events the experts of the NRDI Office provide information and practical advice, and they are also ready to answer questions arising throughout the application process. They also encourage sharing experience of others gained from previous applications, which are all useful and essential for a successful application in the competition for directly accessible European funds.
International news
The conference organised by Knowledge4Innovation starts with pitches of the 50 most promising startups, leveraging technology to build disruptive solutions, addressing Europe's most pressing challenges. In the afternoon, different workshops e.g. on how the EU is supporting startups, how to grow and internationalise etc. will be organized.
ERRIN, the European Research and Innovation Network, is organising an entire week of Horizon 2020 project development workshops from 20th to 25th November at multiple venues in Brussels.
The updates of the H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement version 4.1 is available on the Participant Portal.
The European Commission is organising an information session in Brussels for Grant Coordinators, so they can learn legal aspects, business processes and IT tools used to prepare grant amendments and reports, with particular attention to the financial aspects and eligibility of costs.
Horizon 2020 Dashboard launched
2017. november 03.
The new Horizon 2020 Dashboard provides a user-friendly interactive tool for viewing statistics and data on participation in Horizon 2020 proposals and projects, such as success rates, allocated funding and much more.
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