The joint call for proposals of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) and its Chinese partner, the Ministry for Science and Technology (MOST) announced with the policy support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology is designed to promote research and development cooperation under a bilateral science and technology (S&T) agreement of a total budget of HUF 200 million. The call is open to project proposals until 12 February 2021. The focus areas are public health, physics and artificial intelligence.
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Hungarian-Chinese call for proposals with a budget of HUF 200 million is open to promote joint research and development projects
Publication date: 23 November 2020
Innovative technologies can make Herend Porcelain Manufactory even more competitive in the global luxury goods market
Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd is the owner of a nearly 200-year-old traditional Hungarian luxury brand, but in addition to its commitment to traditional values, its dedication to continuous renewal, development and innovation makes it stand out in the global porcelain manufacturing industry. To this end, it has been cooperating with a number of domestic research centres, such as the University of Pannonia in raw material research, the University of Debrecen in 3D imaging or, more recently, the Centre for Energy Research in a joint R&D project.
Publication date: 18 November 2020
The National Innovation Talent Recruitment Contest for Youth to launch for the thirtieth time
Success at the contest may represent a huge advantage for university admission
Publication date: 26 October 2020
New NRDI Fund scholarships support the next generation of market-oriented researchers
The Cooperative Doctoral Programme offers new opportunities for building a research career by providing substantial grants for doctoral studies pursued in collaboration with the business sector, primarily in mathematics, science, engineering and information technology. The programme aims to increase Hungary’s competitiveness by providing targeted support for market-oriented scientific careers and the next generation of Hungarian researchers.
Publication date: 22 July 2020
Over HUF 6 billion requested by nearly 400 SMEs in the first stage of the SME START INNOVATION call
More than HUF 6 billion was requested in total by 386 SMEs in the first stage of the SME START INNOVATION call opened in late May and closed on 19 June. In order to ensure continuous access to innovation funds for SMEs, the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office, with the policy support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM), opened the second stage of the call immediately after closing the first one.
Publication date: 24 June 2020
Israel launches startup education series in the V4 countries
At the initiative of its embassies in the V4 countries, Israel launches an educational series called Startup Nation V4 Virtual Startups Bootcamp in Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia and Poland.
Publication date: 16 June 2020
Reopened S&T call supports researcher mobility with HUF 200 million in 2020
The HUF 200 million programme for international research partnerships is open again: it provides funding from the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Fund to increase the mobility of participants and promote the exchange of experts, thus helping international bilateral science and technology (S&T) partnerships to launch new projects and further deepen cooperation.
Publication date: 11 June 2020
Institutional research excellence programmes continue in new form - Over HUF 44 billion has been earmarked for the next two years
The former institutional excellence programmes will be integrated into the new Thematic Excellence Programme 2020 (TKP2020), financed from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund with HUF 44.3 billion over the next two-year period – Tamás Schanda, deputy minister of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology announced. The purpose of the new funding system remains the same: to support the professional work of university knowledge centres and research centres in a simplified form, with a focus on research, development and innovation.
Publication date: 04 June 2020
HUF 53 billion for job protection and boosting innovation in the business sector
Four new innovation calls will open soon with a total budget of HUF 53 billion, financed from the NRDI Fund – Dr. László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology announced in Zalaegerszeg. The calls provide funding to create and protect jobs and improve the research, development and innovation potential and activities of businesses, in particular SMEs.
Publication date: 29 May 2020
New ÚNKP scholarships cover all stages of research careers
This year’s New National Excellence Programme (ÚNKP) calls for applications are now open: the HUF 4 billion budget is available to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, postdoctors, and young teachers and researchers until 30 June 2020. As a novelty, a separate call is dedicated to talented doctoral candidates and postdoctors to ensure that all stages of research careers are supported. This year applications can only be submitted electronically. The calls and related documents are available on the ÚNKP website at www.unkp.gov.hu.
Publication date: 28 May 2020
The NRDI Office introduces flexible disbursement rules for advances, simpler administration and a new RDI Hotline channel to support all stakeholders of the domestic innovation ecosystem
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, applicants, evaluators and financing institutions of pub-licly funded R&D and innovation projects are all facing new challenges. The NRDI Office comes up with eased rules for disbursement of advances to alleviate cash-flow difficulties of ongoing pro-jects and supports beneficiaries of funded proposals with simpler administrative procedures and prolonged submission deadlines.
Publication date: 21 April 2020
Territorial Innovation Platform established at Szent István University
The Territorial Innovation Platforms (TIP) initiative was launched in October last year by the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office, with the policy support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology. So far, the charter document has been signed by 11 universities in Budapest and six more in rural Hungary, and today Szent István University also established its TIP.
Publication date: 12 February 2020
Territorial Innovation Platform established at University of Pannonia
A nationwide series of events entitled “Territorial Innovation Platforms (TIP)” has been launched by the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office, with the policy support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology. So far, the charter document has been signed by 11 universities in Budapest and five more in rural Hungary. Today, the University of Pannonia (PE) also established its TIP.
Publication date: 11 February 2020
Educatio trade show attracts wannabe researchers with a tame owl and an exciting vision
Just as last year, the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) and the National Scientific Student Council (OTDT) participate at the Educatio trade show with own stands. This way they can provide aspirant students with first-hand information about the potential of a research career. The stands attract young visitors with exciting games, interactive challenges and prizes, and the lucky ones can even take a selfie with the official OTDT mascot, a tame owl.
Publication date: 09 January 2020
New university management courses to support knowledge transfer, R&D and innovation
One of the most important objectives of the renewing Hungarian innovation system is to foster close collaboration between university knowledge centres and the business sector in order to translate R&D activities into practical solutions.
Publication date: 16 December 2019
International conference in Budapest to strengthen the cooperation between universities and businesses
The third Conference on University Business Cooperation in Central Europe (CUBCCE) has been organised this year to provide a forum for a dialogue and exchange of experience between universities and businesses, the event was organised by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. The two-day event was hosted by Budapest LAB, the business development centre of the Budapest Business School on 5-6 December 2019.
Publication date: 09 December 2019
Regional Innovation Platform established at Széchenyi István University, as well
Nationwide events presenting the Regional Innovation Platforms (RIP) organised by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and supported by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology were launched. Local universities also joined the programme by signing the declaration of cooperation in Budapest and in 5 other cities. Today RIP was also set up at Széchenyi István University.
Publication date: 19 November 2019
Innovation in the focus at this year’s largest business show in Hungary
Young people may learn what it takes for an enterprise to be competitive
Publication date: 14 November 2019
Territorial Innovation Platform established at the University of Debrecen
Nationwide events presenting the Territorial Innovation Platforms (TIP) organised by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and supported by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology were launched. Local universities also joined the programme by signing the declaration of cooperation in Budapest and in 5 other cities. Today TIP was also set up at the University of Debrecen.
Publication date: 13 November 2019
OTDT Pro Scientia Gold Medal awarded to 51 students
The number of high school applicants doubled. Junior Pro Scientia Gold Medal awarded again after a decade.
Publication date: 31 October 2019