The call aims to facilitate long-term sustainable cooperation relationships of strategic importance between Hungarian businesses and research and knowledge-dissemination organisations resulting in scientific achievements which address industrial needs and can be commercially utilised in the framework of RDI projects led by the industrial consortium leader, and altogether contribute to the solution of highly important societal and economic challenges.
The call is financed from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund.
Submission of applications
The applications have to be submitted electronically on the Participant Portal (Pályázati e-ügyintézés) which can be reached through the www.palyazat.gov.hu website. Along with the application finalised in the online application form, applicants have to submit a duly executed statement certifying the electronic submission of the application. Submissions are accepted from the announcement of the online application form as long as available funds last, but no later than 28 February 2018 at 14:00 (CET).
The call is exclusively open to consortia comprised of up to 5 members. Consortium partners have to be legal entities with registered seat in Hungary or with registered seat in the European Economic Area and a branch office in Hungary, more specifically:
Eligible objectives and actions
Project proposals have to fit in with the sectoral or horizontal priorities identified in the National Smart Specialisation Strategy, and have to be implemented in the applicant’s seat, business premise or branch office in Hungary registered before the submission of the application. Eligible actions (only applied research and experimental development can be funded if the applicant applies independently):
Total available budget and maximum funding per project
The total budget of the call is HUF 26 billion financed from the NRDI Fund. The funding is non-refundable and its maximum is HUF 500 to 1500 million per project.
Duration of the project
Funded projects shall be implemented within 36 months from project launch. Eligible project costs can be declared from the start date specified in the grant agreement. The applicant shall maintain the project results for 3 years.