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2017. szeptember 08.
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.
2017. szeptember 08.
The Commission will organise a “Coordinators’ Day” for coordinators of successful proposals on 27 September 2017.
2017. augusztus 02.
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.
2017. július 27.
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.
2017. július 25.
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 21.
On behalf of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Science|Business invites you to take a survey regarding the importance and future of European research and innovation.
2017. július 10.
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 05.
The world’s largest X-ray laser, the European XFEL, has now entered its operation phase.
2017. június 28.
At its 53rd meeting yesterday, EMBL Council selected Edith Heard as the organisation’s fifth Director General. Heard’s mandate is scheduled to begin 1 January 2019. Hungary has recently become a full member state in Europe’s leading laboratory for the life sciences.
2017. június 20.
The Federal Government of Germany supports the forming of an international consortium to be organised for the utilisation of the ELI laser facility in Szeged, József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary stated in Berlin.
2017. június 20.
Over EUR 140 million in funding has been awarded to Hungarian institutions and businesses so far in Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. On an event organised by the NRDI Office, József Pálinkás highlighted success rates, achievements and forthcoming actions within the H2020 programme, while previous winners and evaluating experts also shared their experience with potential applicants.
2017. május 15.
Diplomats responsible for Central Europe delegated by the foreign ministries of Asian countries were informed about the common, recently concluded or ongoing RDI funding programmes by the President of the NRDI Office. Projects in Asian countries are expected to benefit from a total budget of HUF 1 billion (EUR 3,3 million) on the basis of 2016 and 2017 funding decisions in relation to the programmes facilitating bilateral scientific and technological cooperation.
2017. május 08.
Financing competitive salaries of researchers from Horizon 2020 grants is a serious challenge to publically financed research centres. In representation of the interests of domestic institutions and in cooperation with the other Member States concerned, the National Research, Development and Innovation Office has urged the European Commission to find a solution to this problem, and finally the accounting rules are now expected to be modified.
2017. április 25.
The Hungarian researcher community gains access to Europe’s leading biomolecular infrastructure and further training programmes as Hungary confirmed its intent to join in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), thus becoming the 23rd full member state in the continent’s largest life science organisation.
2017. április 24.
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.
2017. április 20.
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.
2017. március 30.
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.
2017. március 16.
József Pálinkás held talks on scientific relationships and cooperation between research institutions in Paris.
2017. február 16.
Post-communist central and eastern Europe still lags western Europe on the quality of its science and innovation outputs, according to six indicators collected by the European Commission. The gap may be persistent, but it does not appear to be widening. Investors are beginning to uncover more and more opportunities in CEE and east-west venture capital investment rates seem to be converging.
2017. február 16.
The projects "Danube-INCO.NET", "JPI Urban Europe" and "EXPAND" are organising a joint workshop aiming at widening the participation in the JPI Urban Europe, exchanging on urban challenges and to matching JPI Urban Europe with the national and regional funding strategies and priorities of Danube Region as well as EU-Widening countries on 24 March 2017.
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