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New report on the Hungarian research infrastructure
05 February 2013
Modified: 14 December 2017
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The Hungarian Government launched the National Research Infrastructure Survey and Roadmap (NEKIFUT) project as a part of its 2007–2013 mid-term science, technology and innovation (STI) strategy. The project steering committee prepared a report on the actual conditions of the national research infrastructures, defining less developed branches and fields and the necessary measures to be taken.

As a main output of the NEKIFUT project, the report supports the governmental planning processes with technical recommendations and specification of a new call for proposal as well. The report describes the specification of the new call for proposal, sets the preferable objectives, supportable actions and the suitable form of financial support.

Parallel with the EU programmes and plans the Hungarian development strategies also mark the innovation and science as an engine of social and economic prosperity. The first and probably the most important step in the innovation process is the knowledge creation, the basic research activity. The technical infrastructure and the research community strictly defines the scientific research capability and “power” of a nation, that is why the development of infrastructures and instruments is essential.

The NEKIFUT project has two objectives: 

  • The assessment of the Hungarian research infrastructure: the preparation, publication and operation of an online register of national research infrastructures, in order to optimise their use; 
  • and the formulation of the above mentioned unified national report and programme for the development of research infrastructures. At this time the document is available only in Hungarian: A magyarorszagi kutatasi infrastruktura fejlesztese - NEKIFUT IT jelentes 2012 PDF (1 702 KB)

The report was developed in a bottom-up way and was supported with an extensive questionnaire addressing the whole Hungarian research community. Between 28 September and 4 October 2012 several thousand Hungarian researchers and specialists were contacted to share their opinion and knowledge with us via the online survey.

National Innovation Office would like to thank all those who participated in the research process.

Updated: 14 December 2017
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