The TIA-NIH agreement was signed on 26. November 2012 at Ljubjana in the presence of Mr. Janez Janša, prime minister of Slovenia, and Mr. Vikotr Orban, prime minister of Hungary.
The cooperation agreement has been signed with the intention to exchange information about new energy sources serving the sustainable development and about industrial technologies – especially about geothermal energy, efficient energy usage –, to organising joint seminars and other projects.
Dr. György Mászáros highlighted the following related to the agreement: “The application of those technological achievments which make the practical utilization of renewable energy sources widely available are highly important in the inovation policy of both countries. The most effective way to achieve practical utilization is the cross-border, inter regional cooperation on the fields of science and technology. The agreement is a step forward to launch joint research projects about geothermical energy.”
The meeting in April 2012 of the president of the NIO and H. E. Ms. Darja Bavdaž Kuret, the ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Hungary, had been preceded the signing of the agreement.