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June 21, 2017
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.
June 20, 2017
More than EUR 140 million in funding has been awarded to Hungarian institutions and businesses so far in the Horizon 2020 programme, the EU’s framework programme for research, development and innovation.
June 16, 2017
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.
June 16, 2017
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).
May 30, 2017
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.
May 29, 2017
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.
May 25, 2017
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán opened a cutting-edge laser research facility in Szeged, unique in the world enabling advanced research into the interaction between light and matter at a higher than ever intensity. The second implementation phase of the centre serving research in medical as well as material sciences was funded from a grant of over HUF 40 billion (EUR 130 million), 85% of which was provided from the EU's European Regional Development Fund. Total sum of the investment is HUF 80 billion (EUR 260 million).
May 12, 2017
Excellent researchers who could make great careers anywhere in the world but decide to choose Hungary may receive funding HUF 50 to 60 million (EUR 165,000 to 195,000) per year – shared József Pálinkás in an interview with Portfolio.hu on the new research excellence funding programme.
May 08, 2017
Neuroscientist László Acsády, winner of an ERC Advanced Grant, the most prestigious grant of the European Research Council fostering discovery research, has set the objective to explore the so far virtually unknown links between the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex – responsible for cognitive functions, movement coordination, speaking and in pathological cases also for epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease – and the thalamus.
May 08, 2017
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.
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.
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