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Innovációs pályázatok

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
kutatási témapályázat

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 10, 2018
Disbursements to domestic businesses and research centres from the NRDI Fund further increased in 2017
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.
January 05, 2018
Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Szeged
A recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on ultrafast lasers recommends the European programme of Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), a pillar of which is based in Szeged, Hungary, to the attention of the US government as an example to learn from.
December 15, 2017
Marie Curie program
The Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) call was announced on 22 November 2017. The NRDI Office organised an information event for the same day focusing on the novelties of the new MSCA work programme 2018-2020, including in particular the RISE sub-programme.
December 07, 2017
lézerkutatási központok
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.
December 05, 2017
Hazai javaslatok brüsszeli bemutatója - FP9
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 30, 2017
Two project proposals in neuroscience, one in mathematics and one in political history received the Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). In winning this top European grant, Hungarian researcher Judit Makara was also helped by the “ERC Booster” funding scheme of the NRDI Office.
November 30, 2017
jelentős nemzetközi hatás
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 22, 2017
Widening participation
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 13, 2017
Hungarian news
think.BDPST conference
January 10, 2018
think.BDPST is a strategic conference focusing on perspectives of research, innovation, and future technologies. Featured topics of the 2018 event include the future of transport and smart cities, and urban innovation.
The National Research, Development and Innovation Office in collaboration with the Research Council of Norway is organising a set of measures to enhance collaboration and exchange knowledge between research organisations in Hungary and Norway.
Organised by the European Commission, this year Budapest hosted the ICT Proposers’ Day, the information and networking event of Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research, development and innovation. The event, which was broken down to thematic sessions, featured representatives of domestic universities, research institutes and innovative Hungarian businesses, as well as the National Contact Points (NPCs) of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.
The Hungarian Association for Innovation announced again the Scientific and Innovation Talent Recruitment Contest for Youth. The contest of young inventors is funded by the Ministry of Human Capacities and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.
Hungary can be proud that Science on Stage this year was hosted by a university town of a Teaming winner consortium, one of the excellence centres of our country – the President of the NRDI Office said in Debrecen at the closing ceremony of Europe’s largest natural science education fair. The prestigious event organised for teachers was sponsored also by the NRDI Office.
International news
The 2018 AAL call Info day will take place on 31st January 2018 in Brussels (followed by the Consortium Building Seminar, taking place on the day after). Save these dates on your calendar and do not miss the opportunity to learn more about this new funding opportunity while meeting potential project partners!

International research cooperation is an important pillar of the Helmholtz Association’s strategy, with a special emphasis on European collaboration. The ‘Helmholtz European Partnering’ program targets cooperation projects with partners from Central, Eastern and Southern European countries.

The conference organised by Knowledge4Innovation starts with pitches of the 50 most promising startups, leveraging technology to build disruptive solutions, addressing Europe's most pressing challenges. In the afternoon, different workshops e.g. on how the EU is supporting startups, how to grow and internationalise etc. will be organized.
ERRIN, the European Research and Innovation Network, is organising an entire week of Horizon 2020 project development workshops from 20th to 25th November at multiple venues in Brussels.
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