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April 25, 2017
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.
April 11, 2017
The molecular diagnostics of tumour, inflammatory diseases and cardiovascular diseases highly endemic in Hungary, and the development of production and logistics systems essential for industrial operation will be the core focus areas of the two new domestic excellence centres which are among the ten winners in the “Teaming” action, the most prestigious one in the Widening pillar of the Horizon 2020 framework programme.
April 06, 2017
The research objective of academician László Pyber may also qualify as a milestone in classic and more recent branches of mathematics, such as computer science. The professor of the Alfréd Rényi Research Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences won an ERC Advanced Grant, one of the most prestigious grants of the European Research Council (ERC) supporting discovery research.
March 30, 2017
The large-scale innovation forum of the region has been organised for the second time in the Hungarian capital. At the strategic conference called think.BDPST, representatives of the economic, governmental, and scientific spheres discussed break-out points of the region in the fields of digital economy, the transformation of labour market, the education, healthcare, and pharmaceutics.
March 29, 2017
Szonja Csuzdi, Head of Department of International Affairs of the NRDI Office delivered a presentation at a Budapest conference, on EU funds available also for Hungarian SMEs through direct applications. The event and the subsequent panel discussion were both covered by the Novum magazine aired on the M5 television channel.
March 21, 2017
The National Research, Development and Innovation Office has announced a new call for applications to encourage businesses operating in Hungary to involve Hungarian students studying in UK higher education institutions as summer interns, in their R&D and innovation activities.
March 16, 2017
József Pálinkás held talks on scientific relationships and cooperation between research institutions in Paris.
February 14, 2017
With an aim to increase the international visibility of Hungarian scientific results the NRDI Office has announced a new call for proposals to promote researchers and research groups whose findings have major international impact.
February 14, 2017
Industry-researcher consortiums led by businesses in Central Hungary can apply for funding to implement digital production technology innovations, as well as agricultural innovation and biotechnology development programmes within the framework of a new competitiveness call which has a total budget of HUF 17 billion.
January 27, 2017
As the fifth largest EU funded investment in the 2014–2020 programming period, the ELI laser research centre in Szeged is expected to run with full capacity in 2019, connected to two other laser research facilities in the Czech Republic and Romania. Zsolt Fülöp physicist is appointed envoy responsible for conducting the intergovernmental consultations on the organisation of the international consortium and the utilisation of the capacities of the ELI laser research facility in Szeged.
January 23, 2017
Calls with increased budgets and with new funding schemes better tailored to researchers’ career stages have been announced by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office to promote discovery research in Hungary . The total budget of calls for project proposals in the field of fundamental research has increased to HUF 12 billion (EUR 39 million) this year.
January 23, 2017
Dr. Burton Lee, professor of the Stanford University, whose business training courses and startup programmes have greatly contributed to the creation of many businesses in the aerospace industry, visited Hungary and attended the Quantum Leap Conference on 13 January 2016.
January 23, 2017
Nearly HUF 3.2 billion (EUR 10.5 million) in the budget of the NRDI Office and the NRDI Fund is allocated to the costs of accessing foreign research infrastructures in 2016. The Office monitors the benefits from membership contributions to research infrastructures on an annual basis, by looking into the achievements versus expenditure in the specific R&D fields, so that the public benefits of such payments can be understood not only by the concerned stakeholders, but also the wider researcher community, society and decision-makers responsible for the funding of science.
January 20, 2017
Hungary has become member of another outstanding European research infrastructure, upon the signing of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement by József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in Hungary.
December 31, 2016
The support of 276 million EUR (83 billion forints) in total was granted to research centres and undertakings submitting applications to the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund in 2016, a substantially larger amount than in the previous years.
December 14, 2016
OECD has recently published its Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016 (STI Outlook 2016) which reports on the current trends and key issues of science, technology and innovation (STI), as well as their potential implications on the operation of the global economy, money markets, society and modern governments.
December 08, 2016
The “Innovation Ecosystem” (ÖKO_16) call, which aims to strengthen the environment promoting the foundation, mentoring and training of startup businesses, is now open for applicants from the Central Hungary region with existing or newly planned business incubators.
November 18, 2016
The Hungarian Science Festival and his recent visit to London were both covered when József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and former President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences between 2008 and 2014, answered the questions of the Origo news portal. He stated: the only way to improve Hungary’s competitiveness is to have more professionals and R&D experts being excellent on an international scale.
November 14, 2016

Hungary was the most successful country in the ”Teaming” research excellence programme, the most prestigious call of Horizon 2020 Widening programme. The two successful projects coordinated by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office consisting of excellent Hungarian and international partners have been awarded EUR 26 million (around HUF 8 billion).

October 26, 2016
Multiple opportunities on scientific cooperation were discussed by József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office (NRDIO) with high-ranking officials of the British government and academia.
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