News of the Office
Claims for funding exceeded nearly three times the HUF 20 billion (EUR 65.5 million) budget of the call supporting RDI activities of SMEs and large companies from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, the submission deadline of which expired on 15 May.
2018. május 17.
The Commission revealed strategic directions for FP9, the 9th EU research and innovation framework programme known as Horizon Europe, to be launched in 2021. Hundreds of programmes and actions fostering innovation have been funded or will be announced until 2020 from the EUR 80 billion budget of the currently running Horizon 2020 framework programme.
2018. május 08.
Innovációs forrás
In order to provide full range of information to businesses the NRDI Office calls attention to the fact that Hungarian businesses continue to have multiple sources of funding available for their innovative projects.
2018. április 23.
EUREKA információs nap
Hungarian businesses may apply for funding for innovation projects implemented in collaboration with research institutions and German partners in the framework of a HUF 750 million (EUR 2.5 million) call for proposals introduced on an information day on 17 April 2018 by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The call, which forms part of the international EUREKA programme, is open until 30 May 2018.
2018. április 17.
Kutatói bérek elszámolása
For the researcher community working in Hungarian public institutions, it is a key issue to be able to offer competitive salaries to Hungarian researchers from the Horizon 2020 funds won directly from Brussels in an EU-wide competition. It is however difficult because, according to the Horizon 2020 financial regulations, assignment contracts ensuring the competitiveness of researchers’ salaries are not automatically eligible for funding.
2018. április 12.

The National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) is organising an RDI forum for innovative companies and institutions to enhance German-Hungarian cooperation in the framework of EUREKA initiative. The national and international deadline of the bilateral call is 30 May 2018, the overall budget from the NRDI Fund is HUF 750 million (EUR 2.4 million).

2018. április 11.
fiatal kutató
The “Frontline” excellence programme has been announced and offers funding to leading researchers who belong to the forefront of international scientific life based on their performance history of the past ten years and achieved internationally renowned, outstanding scientific results in their field of science. The scheme first announced last year has a similar budget of HUF 3 billion (EUR 9.8 million) in 2018 for projects scheduled to be launched next January.
2018. április 11.
Mesterséges intelligencia
In Brussels, József Pálinkás has signed the Declaration of Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence on behalf of Hungary. The Member States wish to cooperate in researching, implementing and regulating artificial intelligence. The Visegrád countries released a separate statement related to the declaration singed by the representatives of several EU countries at the Digital Day on 10 April emphasizing their intention to promote such developments and cooperation with targeted efforts in the future.
2018. április 10.
Dr. Pálinkás József
Richter Gedeon Nyrt. was awarded the Innovation Grand Prize for the development of cariprazine, a new original active agent, and for the manufacturing and distribution of drugs made out of it.
2018. április 06.
Magyar-koreai Tudományos és Technológiai Vegyes Bizottság ülése
The Joint Committee meeting of the Hungarian-Korean Science and Technology cooperation took place on 28 March 2018 in Budapest, where parties agreed to the project based development of their bilateral cooperation and approved a working programme for the coming years. The Korean delegation was led by Chang Whan Ma, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), his Hungarian partner was József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office.
2018. március 28.
Hungarian news
Every two years Science on Stage Europe organises Europe’s biggest science teaching festival. Teachers from all over Europe exchange their ideas, projects and methods at stands, in workshops and on stage.

Mila Aung-Thwin: Let there be light  (2017, 80 min)  – Movie screening first time in Hungary

The British Embassy and the NRDI Office organised a round table discussion about enhancing cooperation between the industry and research organisations, with the involvement of RDI experts from the Visegrad Four (V4) countries and the UK. The event was opened by Zsolt Monszpart, vice president for innovation and general affairs of the NRDI Office.
Enterprise Hungary is organizing the first Startup Campus Regional University Idea Battle in professional collaboration with Hiventures. The unique program connects universities, market participants and investors with students from 10 European countries. The winning startup idea can receive an investment offer of up to 500.000 euro.
The Campden BRI Magyarország Nonprofit Kft. and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia - Chamber of Agricultural and Food Enterprises with the support of the European Commission Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and in cooperation with the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (Hungary) are pleased to invite you to the Central European Cooperation in Smart Specialisation on the Application of ICT and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions in the Food Supply Chain workshop on 4-5 April 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.
International news
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and UniCredit have signed an agreement to increase the InnovFin SME guarantee aimed at improving access to finance for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small mid-caps in eight countries.

The Ile de France region published the “AI Challenge Paris Region 2018” international call for proposals for local and foreign startups on Artificial Intelligence field.

The French Embassy in Hungary is funding up to 5 scholarships for a one-month scientific research stay in France as an accelerator for the best projects led in the frame of the BALATON program.

Ideal-ist, the network of National Contact Points is holding proposal check events for Horizon 2020 Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Innovation Hubs calls with an April 2018 deadline.
Date: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Place: IIT Delhi
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