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April 24, 2017
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.
April 20, 2017
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.
February 23, 2017
The grant agreements with the representatives of the 10 winning Horizon 2020 Teaming projects, including two led by Hungarian researchers, were ceremonially signed on 16 February 2017 in Brussels. The event was attended by József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office, the institution responsible for coordinating the successful application of the EPIC and HCEMMM projects aimed at creating Hungarian centres of excellence in the fields of production informatics and control and medical research.
November 16, 2016
Creating and maintaining a truly smart city requires an innovative, coordinated approach which addresses the system as a whole, and results in a liveable environment for everyone; so it is not enough to organise urban development around a few attractive IT applications and smart solutions – József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office said in his keynote speech at the Smart City Hungary 2016 conference on 9 November 2016.
April 28, 2016
An analysis and a comprehensive survey of the potential of Hungary's RDI system by independent experts have been going on for half a year. The latest stage of the process was the second country visit of the international experts between 18 and 20 April, 2016. As part of a series of consultations, experts met representatives from regional development agencies, employee representatives from chambers and scientific organizations, heads of private educational institutions, decision-makers of local and global enterprises, as well as PhD students and young researchers.
March 05, 2016
EU Education Commissioner Tibor Navracsics has established a panel to advise on reforms to the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), as he awaits the results of a special audit being carried out by the European Court of Auditors to assess if the Budapest-based body is, “a suitable vehicle to deliver innovation in the EU”.
October 03, 2014
The most supportive country in the region has been Hungary, which has taken steps to tackle the problem of bureaucracy stifling innovation. The clearest illustration of a desire for progress is its Runway Budapest 2.0.2.0 project. Under the initiative, the Hungarian government has pledged to roll out training programmes for entrepreneurs, ease their access to financing and reduce the complexity of tax procedures for start-ups, among other steps.
Source: hipa.hu
October 03, 2014
The most supportive country in the region has been Hungary, which has taken steps to tackle the problem of bureaucracy stifling innovation. The clearest illustration of a desire for progress is its Runway Budapest 2.0.2.0 project. Under the initiative, the Hungarian government has pledged to roll out training programmes for entrepreneurs, ease their access to financing and reduce the complexity of tax procedures for start-ups, among other steps.
Source: hipa.hu
March 14, 2014
TerraCycle is on a mission to reduce waste on our planet through upcycling and recycling pre- and post-consumer waste. Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a 20-year-old Princeton University freshman, TerraCycle, Inc. began producing organic fertilizer by packaging liquified “worm poop” in used soda bottles. Since the inauspicious start, TerraCycle has become one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world.
Source: meetup.com
January 24, 2014
Researchers of the MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics have developed the "brain" of the robotic lander of the Rosetta spacecraft of the European Space Agency and they took part in designing and producing the space probe orbiter's plasma monitor, which includes five separate sensors. Furthermore, experts of the MTA Centre for Energy Research assumed an important role in developing a device each for two batches of instruments in the robotic lander.
Source: mta.hu
December 10, 2013
How to block the evolutionary adaptation of bacteria that makes them resistant to antibiotics, and how does the resulting resistance influence the bacteria's sensitivity to other medicaments? Those are the questions that MTA Momentum research unit at MTA Biological Research Centre in Szeged is seeking to answer, a team that has recently published a paper on the subject in the prestigious journal Molecular Systems Biology.
Source: mta.hu
November 25, 2013
The intelligent building inaugurated on Friday of MTA Research Centre for Natural Sciences will house five MTA research units in novel settings. With its 250 top level laboratories, 156 chemistry booths and a huge complex of community floor spaces, the facility will provide excellent conditions for practitioners in science, education and innovation in Hungary.
Source: mta.hu
November 12, 2013
Entrepreneurs behind new technologies will be spotlighted when the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) holds its 2013 EIT Awards in Budapest on 12 November. The latest developments in European innovation and entrepreneurship and their creators will be under consideration. Representatives of leading authorities in the field, including chairman of the EIT Governing Board Alexander von Gabain and World Innovation Institute founder Naveen Jain, will attend.
Source: budapesttimes.hu
September 23, 2013
The start-up ecosystem has developed a lot in Hungary and courtesy of the JEREMIE programmes and a new tender opportunity the sector has such potential for growth that is unique in the region. DBH Investment was among the bidders in a tender invited for the establishment of business incubators, for seeking out novel ideas and supporting start-up businesses. The company, which operates several offices across Central and Eastern Europe, said there is major interest from the region’s start-up world too.
Source: portfolio.hu
September 12, 2013
One of Hungary’s most traditional economic sectors is medical technology, a sector that has seen almost 100 years of widely acknowledged innovation, highly specialised technical development and notable exports to the global market. Several Hungarian companies have achieved international recognition with cutting edge products and technologies. A growing number of innovative domestic SMEs as well as several international medtech producers take advantage of the favourable environment and productive workforce in Hungary.
Source: hita.hu
July 26, 2013
One of the winners of the „distinguished visiting professors" programme of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), a highly acknowledged geochemist of the University of Colorado Stephen J. Mojzsis joined the research activities of MTA's Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences in April. Professor Mojzsis enjoys collaborating with his fellow Hungarian researchers, plans to give scientific lectures, and has already started working on articles to publish their joint research findings.
Forrás: mta.hu
June 24, 2013
The competitiveness of the national economy can be enhanced by the new knowledge, improved continuously in the whole economy. The social-economical based technological and knowledge oriented development has more persistent and bigger impact on the economical development, than the simple increase of the resources.
June 05, 2013
Hungarian startups are advancing on the learning curve and getting help along the way to turn ambitious ideas into global success stories. If an idea is global and satisfies a basic need, any startup can make it on the international stage as several companies stemming from Budapest have already shown, speakers at the Budapest Business Journal’s Going Global conference pointed out.
Source: bbj.hu
May 13, 2013
Twenty-six highly acknowledged researchers including three winners of the Momentum programme became corresponding members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at the election held on the first day of the General Assembly. According to the Statutes of MTA, members can be elected from among scientists who hold Doctor of the Academy or other equivalent scientific degrees and "who cultivate their fields of science on a well-recognised, extremely high and creative level."
Source: mta.hu
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