In addition to the funding schemes designed to support innovation projects without any thematic restrictions, the NRDI Office’s portfolio of competitive calls includes schemes aimed at promoting R&D activities which are of strategic importance in strengthening the competitive edge of the national economy in certain scientific and other fields.
Under the recently announced “Competitiveness and excellence cooperations” (VKE_17) call altogether HUF 17 billion has been made available to consortiums of businesses, research centres and higher education institutions for implementing new digital production technology, agricultural innovation and biotechnology development projects. Importantly, businesses must undertake the role of consortium leader to submit project proposals for the funding scheme financed from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund.
Thematic R&D and competitiveness programmes:
HIPA Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency
HIPAVILON Hungarian Intellectual Property Agency Nonprofit Ltd.
NaTE Association of Hungarian Women in Science
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research
MTA Hungarian Academy of Sciences
KEXPORT Environmental Industry Export Cluster
TKA Tempus Public Foundation