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February 15, 2018
Promising new opportunities may arise for Norwegian–Hungarian research cooperation in climate research, machine learning technologies and medicine, including cancer research, which will be the central topic of a two-day conference organised by the National NRDI Office and the Research Council of Norway (NRC) on 15-16 February in Budapest.
February 13, 2018
Swiss and Greek research groups are the first foreign users of the laser facility in Szeged where laser equipment is already operational. The experiments may lay the foundations for the development of new applications in medicine, biology and pharmaceutical sciences.
January 25, 2018

Through increasing resources and new calls announced to support research excellence and projects of researchers below the age of 40, the NRDI Office has delivered on its 2017 promise to renew the system of calls for discovery research proposals – announced József Pálinkás at the RDI Calls Forum on 25 January. Such events are regularly organised by the NRDI Office to improve the quality of research and innovation proposals by sharing assessment experiences.

January 10, 2018

Focus on businesses and practical application

As in the past two years, substantial funds are available for businesses from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund in 2018, totalling at HUF 30 billion (EUR 98 million). Two other funding schemes with a total budget of HUF 31 billion (EUR 101.5 million) aim to stimulate research-industry cooperation to ensure that research results end up in innovative marketable products and technologies in fields such as artificial intelligence, protein research and clean water.

January 10, 2018

Two out of four calls fostering discovery research targeting young researchers

Available resources support projects proposing the study of natural and social phenomena and establishing new methods and procedures as well as programmes to boost the scientific career of young researchers and to start international research projects.

January 05, 2018
Surpassing disbursements of in 2016, last year HUF 83.3 billion (EUR 273 million) in funding was disbursed from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund to domestic businesses and research centres, and for international RDI cooperation projects and access to research infrastructures.
December 05, 2017
The future of the ELI super laser centre in Szeged, the largest research infrastructure in Hungary, was the central topic of the meeting in Brussels attended by József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.
November 30, 2017
Hungary’s position paper on the content and strategic directions of the next research, development and innovation framework programme (FP9) to be launched in 2021, prepared with the contribution of a dedicated expert group, was presented in Brussels by József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. The 2014–2020 framework programme of the EU with an original budget of EUR 80 billion is still running with hundreds of calls.
November 22, 2017
In a new research funding program, the National Research, Development and Innovation Office supports researchers achieving results of high international impact while working in Hungary and accumulating a scientific citation record within the top 5% in their discipline in two years of publication.
November 13, 2017
In the “Frontline” Research Excellence Programme elaborated and announced for the first time by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, 12 research group leaders have won grants of HUF 150 million to 300 million (nearly EUR 0.5 to 1 million) each, of a total budget of HUF 3 billion, to be spent in the coming five years on creating or expanding their research group and implementing a promising discovery research project in Hungary.
November 06, 2017
Further calls are to be announced in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme between 2018 and 2020 which are also expected to further inspire the already outstanding domestic RDI performance, the SME Instrument, the cutting-edge basic research calls of the European Research Council and the “Spreading Excellence” sub-programme.
October 24, 2017
Eight industry–university consortia partners get the opportunity to implement further promising R&D projects funded from EU and domestic sources in the framework of a programme dedicated to this purpose. The funding programme developed by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office enables the creation of centres based on corporate RDI demand and using the research and development capacity of universities.
October 16, 2017

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).

October 12, 2017
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.
September 21, 2017
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.
September 05, 2017
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.
July 26, 2017
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.
July 05, 2017
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).
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.
May 30, 2017
How to set up further world-class scientific centres in Hungary? What are the chances of Hungarian researchers in the international competition for funding? These were the central topics of the researcher career forum jointly organised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) on 25 May 2017.
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