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Ljubljana
The heads of research funding organisations from five Central European countries met in Ljubljana on 6-7 September 2017. They agreed to further strengthen the scientific ties in Central Europe, particularly benefiting from a joint rich cultural heritage.
2017. szeptember 11.
Nemzeti Agykutatási Program
The Hungarian Brain Research Program (NAP), which has produced a number of outstanding results in the first four years, will continue for another four years – the President of the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office announced in Pécs, Hungary at the closing conference of the program.
2017. szeptember 05.
Vállalati KFI
The National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office has announced the results of its funding schemes aimed at fostering strategic long-term sustainable cooperation between research institutions and industrial actors.
2017. szeptember 05.
R&D spending as a percentage of the GDP
The Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) has published preliminary statistics for 2016 on the key characteristics of domestic R&D activity: the amount of R&D expenditure and its percentage of the GDP, the expenditure split by source including private and public financing, as well as the number of R&D organisations and researcher headcounts.
2017. augusztus 02.
kutató
Over 400 researchers and research projects won more than HUF 11.5 billion (EUR 37.7 million) in funding in this year’s calls aimed at promoting discovery research announced by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. In 2017 the NRDI Office announced its annual discovery research calls with an increased budget, introducing new funding schemes that are better adapted to researchers’ different career stages. This year 40% of the funds were awarded to researchers under 40 years of age.
2017. július 26.
Central European cooperation for Industry 4.0 workshop
The event offers a chance for businesses, researchers and knowledge institutes to meet new partners and outline innovative solutions and collaborative investments, cross regional project proposals in the fields of Industry 4.0.
2017. július 25.
Dr. Pálinkás József
Scientific research must be adapted to the innovation needs of industrial companies and businesses operating in Hungary – said József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) to Hungarian News Agency MTI in relation to the recently published results of discovery research calls.
2017. július 18.
Smart Hungary kiállítás a konferencián
Efficient science diplomacy can be pursued only on the basis of excellent scientific and R&D achievements – József Pálinkás said to Hungarian diplomats on 3 June, the opening day of a conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest. Science and technology (S&T) attachés are responsible for the visibility of Hungarian RDI results and promoting the international networking of domestic stakeholders, in places of key importance for Hungary’s economic and cultural presence.
2017. július 10.
Dr. Pálinkás József
Spain shows interest in joining the international consortium formed to utilise the capacities of the ELI laser research centre in Szeged, Hungary, however, further negotiations are necessary before making any commitment on membership – József Pálinkás said to Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday, summing up the results of his three-day visit to Madrid.
2017. július 10.
együttműködés
Another 69 Hungarian R&D and innovation projects have won funding under the call of “R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperation programmes” within the Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme (EDIOP/GINOP).
2017. július 05.
Hungarian news
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.
Sustainability, marketable ideas, own innovation funds, long-term budget planning. These are the pillars on which domestic businesses should build their applications for RDI funds, primarily because from 2020 the focus will shift from the current abundance of domestic sources to EU funds that can be won in international competition – said Zsolt Monszpart, Vice President for Innovation and General Affairs of the NRDI Office to Portfolio.hu at the EU Funds 2017 thematic conference. To make this trend clear to stakeholders, the NRDI Office invited to the conference the heads of some of the domestic businesses which successfully applied for funding under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. They gave an account of their experience at a round table discussion, explaining how their funded H2020 projects boosted their business and interconnected them to the global market.
International news
The Central European Business Forum as part of Victoria’s Small Business Festival in Melbourne hosted the Smart Hungary exhibition compiled by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. Visitors to the festival agreed that these installations, made of recycled cardboard by an innovative Hungarian SME, truly testified to Hungary’s past scientific achievements and like-minded innovations of the present.
BioTalentum Kft. was among the first winners under the EU_KP_16 call aimed to widen Hungarian participation in the EU H2020 and other European and regional funding programmes. The domestic funding of HUF 3 million (EUR 10,000) granted by the NRDI Fund enabled the company to organise an international consortium of eight members for a nanotechnology project. Their ambition has recently been fulfilled: the consortium’s “iNanoBIT” project has made it through the two-round professional assessment and garnered nearly EUR 7 million (HUF 2.17 billion) in funding from the Horizon 2020 programme.
The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosted the meeting of the European Union’s Competitiveness Council (COMPET) on 25 July 2017 where József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary argued for the positive effects of R&D on economic growth and for the importance of an enhaced coordination between national and EU funding programmes.
József Pálinkás and Klement Tockner, President of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), agreed on further publication of joint calls for research proposals in Vienna on July 14.
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