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2017. október 16.

More comprehensive data on research, development and innovation (RDI) and information campaigns to raise the innovation-awareness of institutions and enterprises were both on the agenda of the meeting between Gabriella Vukovich, President of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO) and József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office).

2017. október 12.

Hungary has significantly improved its position in the global competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the most prestigious economic rankings in the world. In the overall ranking Hungary has moved to 60 from 69, and in terms of innovation to 62 from 80. Data show improving trends in all main research, development and innovation areas. The report includes positive data relating to institutions involved in basic research, workers focusing on targeted development projects and businesses concentrating on innovation.

2017. október 12.
As another recent success of domestic SMEs, three Hungarian businesses were nominated among the top 48 projects in the Innovation Radar Prize 2017, one of the most prestigious innovation competitions of the European Commission. In the next two weeks a public vote will decide whether the Hungarian businesses make it to the final hosted by Budapest on 9 November.
2017. szeptember 21.
Jointly organised by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office with DG for Regional and Urban Policy and DG for Research and Innovation of the Commission, a two-day conference and workshop started on 20 September in Budapest to promote cooperation, consortium building and matchmaking in Industry 4.0 type projects between SMEs, industrial companies and research centres from the Visegrád countries.
2017. szeptember 21.
Research, the desire to understand phenomena, is an activity both exciting and useful – emphasised József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office on the opening day of the Molecular Frontiers Symposium where he was followed by three Nobel Prize winning chemists delivering lectures to nearly one thousand students.
2017. szeptember 11.
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 05.
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.
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. augusztus 02.
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. július 26.
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 18.
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 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.
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. június 29.
Cooperation opportunities with large American companies performing R&D activities in Hungary were also discussed when a delegation of 24 people from the US-Hungary Business Council (USHBC) met the President of the NRDI Office.
2017. június 21.
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. június 16.
The “Frontline” excellence programme is open to researchers who belong to the forefront of international scientific life based on their achievements in the past ten years and who exert internationally renowned, outstanding scientific impact in their field of science. Surveys conducted by the NRDI Office show that presently approximately 120 to 150 researchers meet these requirements in the field of discovery research in Hungary.
2017. június 16.
The call for proposals to develop new, marketable products, services and technologies with significant added value, has been opened to businesses in Budapest and Pest county. In the first period of evaluation, 285 project proposals were submitted with funding requests amounting to HUF 67.5 billion (EUR 220 million).
2017. május 30.
HCEMM Non-profit Zrt. (HCEMM) is a future Hungarian Centre of Excellence for molecular medicine research, services and training. The centre will have its headquarters in Szeged (Hungary) with partner organisations in Debrecen, Budapest, and Szeged. HCEMM seeks an experienced, inspirational and dynamic leader to serve as its first Director General (DG)/CEO.
2017. május 29.
Three Central Hungarian incubator projects have been awarded domestic funds of approximately HUF 500 million (EUR 1.6 million) each from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund. The aim of the “Innovation ecosystem” (ÖKO_16) call of the NRDI Office was to reinforce the environment fostering the establishment, mentoring and training of startup businesses.
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