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March 17, 2017
Paris, 16 March 2017, Thursday (MTI) – France already backs Hungary but further efforts are necessary in the following period to make the entire Hungarian R&D sector and the ELI laser centre in Szeged a success story – said József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) this Thursday after meeting the representatives of the French scientific community in Paris.
February 22, 2017
Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems Kft., the Hungarian subsidiary of the Germany-based firm, has announced an investment of HUF 600 million in a research project, supported with a HUF 270 mln grant from the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH), according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal today.
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.
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.
October 27, 2016
Scientific co-operation between Hungary and Britain will be carried on within the existing framework over the next two years, but Hungary has urged early talks to keep these scientific links strong, regardless of the forms the British exit from the European Union would take, Hungary’s National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDIO or NKFIH in Hungarian) said in a statement.
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.
September 01, 2016
All RDI target groups received substantial funds as a result of the decisions made in the first phase of the application process. Nearly HUF 200 billion (EUR 645 million) EU and Hungarian funds were awarded for research and development and innovation (RDI) in the first evaluation rounds under the calls for proposals announced last year and this year – said József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office at a press talk held in the NRDI Office.
January 28, 2016
Hungary needs to make changes to its science funding model in order to become internationally competitive in the global arena, says former Chief Scientific Adviser to José Manuel Barroso, earlier President of the European Commission. We talked to Scottish researcher Anne Glover when she visited Budapest as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.
January 21, 2016
At the end of last year a meeting took place between the heads of state and government of the V4 countries and Park Geun-hye, the President of South Korea. At the meeting the President stated that Far Eastern companies were already among the largest foreign investors of the Central European region and Seoul saw further opportunities for extending their economic cooperation.
October 28, 2015
Funds to support research and development are abundant now, but there is a lack of ideas and human resources, said József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office speaking on a programme aired by InfoRadio. Increasing the remuneration for those working in the research, academic, development and university sectors is a must, added Pálinkás, who formerly was the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS).
October 09, 2015
Budapest, Friday, October 09, 2015 (MTI) – The National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office launches funding schemes to improve the competitiveness of the Hungarian economy and to drive successful research, development and innovation, József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office told MTI on Friday.
October 03, 2014
Innovative ideas in Hungary have a better chance than ever of being turned into reality. László Korányi, Vice-President of the National Innovation Office, tells the Budapest Business Journal what role gatherings such as Innotrends, EU funds and his own organization can play in the process. Innotrends Hungary, the office’s main annual event, takes place October 16-17 at the Akvárium in Budapest’s Erzsébet tér. Entry is free!
September 17, 2014
Ten Hungarian startups were presented to Israeli business leaders in Tel Aviv, Hungarian news agency MTI reported today. The companies were presented to 40-50 investors at the invitation-only event that took place during Start Tel Aviv, a global competition for startups taking place this week.
July 01, 2014
The ‘Startup Spring’ event series, which is meant to bring together regional players in the ecosystem, culminated in the ‘Central European Startup Awards’. The best ten competed in an ultimate pitch rally for the ‘Startup of the Year’ title that eventually went to RateMySpeech, designed to share public speeches and allow feedback.
June 06, 2014
One perfect pitch, and your ticket to Silicon Valley could be secured. But that and much more were at stake at the ‘Central European Startup Awards’, another milemarker along Budapest’s path to becoming a startup hub.
March 03, 2014
From the Budapest Business Journal print edition: The newly appointed president of the Hungarian Innovation Office (NIH), Endre Spaller, is counting on the seven-year R&D program of the European Union and the entrepreneurial spirit within Hungary. In an interview with BBJ, Spaller expounds on his promise to do whatever it takes to help innovation thriving here.
February 28, 2014
The European money pots for R&D and innovation have been refilled for the next seven years. With more self−confidence and proactivity on the part of the economic operators, Hungary could advance into the fast lane, says Endre Spaller, new head of the Hungarian Innovation Office.
November 22, 2013
From the Budapest Business Journal print edition: The concept of business incubation went on a victory tour from Israel and Finland where governments realized that they needed to step in to help embryonic innovative ideas turn into global economic success. Hungary strives to become a regional startup giant by playing the same card. The recent award of Accredited Technology Incubator (ATI) titles could turn out to be the draft print of a bestselling story.
October 04, 2013
The National Economy Ministry, the National Innovation Office (NIH) and the Israeli Embassy to Hungary hosted the first Israel-Hungary Innovation Day at Graphisoft Park yesterday in Óbuda. NIH acting chairman László Korányi stated that an agreement signed on Wednesday by his office would provide €2 million in funding to Israel- and Hungary-based business looking to establish or advance business relations.
October 04, 2013
The Israeli Embassy is launching what it hopes will be the first in a series of events aimed at linking startups, intellectual and venture capital between the two countries. The Budapest Business Journal spoke with Israeli Ambassador to Budapest Ilan Mor about his expectations from the events, the outlook for bilateral economic relations, and anti-Semitism in Hungary .
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