The call announced in February 2017 facilitates the social and economic utilisation of discovery research findings in strategic areas where domestic excellence can be a potential competitive advantage. The budget of the call is financed from the NRDI Fund in the following areas:
The implementation of comprehensive interdisciplinary research activities addressing large-scale scientific and technological challenges necessarily involve collaboration between the most outstanding scientific, industrial and social stakeholders and decision-makers.
The project proposals were first assessed by anonymous peers against the criteria set out in the call, and then by a group of dedicated experts based on the summary of the peer reviews. In view of the assessment results the Innovation Board recommended both project proposals for funding to the President of the NRDI Office.
According to the award decision, one consortium was selected for funding in sub-programme “A” and one consortium in sub-programme “B” receiving a total of nearly HUF 10 billion in non-refundable funding from the NRDI Fund, which accounted for the entire budget of the call.
Funding organisation: NRDI Office