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Establishing and developing centres of excellence
Date of announcement: 28 january 2022
Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 23 may 2022 16:00
23 may 2022
Deadline for application via post office: 1 March 2022
Submitter of proposal
Non-profit organisation
Beneficiary groups
Institution of higher education, Other budgetary research institution, Enterprise-based research organisation, Enterprise (non-research type), Non-profit research organisation
HUF 20 700 000 000
Number of applications
Funds available per project
HUF 1,5 M
Project duration
36-48 months
Field of research activity
Fundamental research, Industrial research, Experimental development
Evaluator of proposals
NRDI Ofice
Financed from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, the call supports the RDI activities of businesses with high growth potential and significant domestic added value.

The planned Centres of Competence are expected to strive to develop an industry-service cooperation organisation that is suitable for:

  • creating, expanding or developing R&D infrastructure capacity in line with industrial development trends, based on the competences of the research institution,
  • integrating a significant number of young researchers (graduates, doctoral students, post-docs) and launching new MSc courses and industrial PhD dual training,
  • continuously working with economic partners to develop competitive products and services,
  • developing long-term R&D cooperation with economic partners through the research and infrastructure capacity created,
  • developing innovative business models, resulting in a significant improvement in the competitiveness and efficiency of the implementers.

Submission of applications

Requests for a professional opinion can be completed by logging in at, taking into consideration the assessment criteria indicated there and also listed in section 8 of the call.

Requests for a professional opinion can be submitted by 12:00 CET, 7 February 2022.

Project proposals should be submitted online, by logging in and completing the online application form on the Participant Portal (Pályázati e-ügyintézés) at The finalised proposal must be submitted together with a duly signed statement verifying the electronic submission of the application, in line with the Application Guidelines.

Project proposals can be submitted (electronically) from the activation of the online application form until 16:00 CET, 23 May 2022.

Requests for a professional opinion can be submitted in the form of a consortium.

Eligible applicants

The call is open to legal entities with registered seat in Hungary or with registered seat in the European Economic Area and a branch office in Hungary, more specifically:

  • Businesses with legal personality, if theyqualify as businesses classified under the financial management (GFO) codes specified in the call, maintain double-entry accounting and are not subject to the small business tax (KATA).
  • Non-profit and other not-for-profit organisationswith a GFO code as defined in the call, which are state-recognised non-state higher education institutions or other foundations as defined in Annex 1 to Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education and which are research and knowledge-dissemination organisations as defined in Article 2(83) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014.
  • Budgetary organs and budgetary entities classified under a GFO code as defined in the call, provided that they qualify as “research and knowledge-dissemination organisations” within the meaning of Article 2 (83) of Commission Regulation 651/2014/EU.
  •  Non-profit companies with a GFO code as defined in the call and which qualify as a research and knowledge-dissemination organisation as defined in Article 2(83) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014.

Eligible activities

  • Eligible activities: experimental development, applied (industrial) research
  • Activities not eligible independently: basic research, acquisition of equipment and intangible assets, publicity, project coordination, industrial property rights, overheads, market access activities, public procurement, travel-related activities and the construction, extension, conversion, modernisation, renovation and upgrading of buildings essential to the research infrastructure and the necessary basic infrastructure improvements

Maximum project duration is 36 to 48 months. Beneficiaries have to commit to a maintenance period of 3 years. A large company applying for funding under the regional investment funding category is subject to a 5-year maintenance period, in which case the maintenance period for the whole consortium is 5 years.

Total budget and maximum amount of funding

The total budget of the call for proposals is HUF 20.7 billion. The maximum amount of funding is HUF 1 to 5 billion per project.

Customer service contacts:
phone: +36 (1) 795 9500

Personal appointments (pree-booked only): H-1077 Budapest, Kéthly Anna sq. 1. (2nd floor)

Customer Service hours of operation: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.

Concept notes with positive pre-qualifying opinion under the 2022-1.1.1-KK call
Concept notes with positive pre-qualifying opinion or that on reserve list.


Funding organisation: NRDI Office
Source: NRDI Fund
Date of decision: 6 May 2022

Code of application Name of applicant Project title Funding for the application
Total eligible project costs
C2096730 Semmelweis Egyetem A Jövő Egészségipari Kompetencia Központja a Semmelweis Egyetemen 3 975 290 729 4 914 120 352
C2091154 Pécsi Tudományegyetem KrioEM Kompetencia Központ kialakítása a Pécsi Tudományegyetemen 5 000 000 000 5 102 500 000
C2097181 Pannon Egyetem Hulladékgazdálkodási Kompetencia Központ létrehozása a Pannon Egyetemen 2 299 660 544 2 299 660 544
C2097962 Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Digitális Oktatásfejlesztési Kompetencia Központ 4 925 048 727 5 735 048 727
Updated: 06 May 2022
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To ensure value-based professional evaluation of proposals arriving in large quantities from the fields of discovery and applied research and innovation, to assess professional reports of funded projects and to prepare policy opinions, the NRDI Office intends to expand its expert pool in all fields of expertise.

Professionals who have registered in the database of the NRDI Office can become responsible contributors, as independent peer-reviewers, to the evaluation process in which the professional quality, novelty content and commercialisation perspectives of the proposals as compared to the requested funding should be assessed as core considerations.

The registration process can be initiated through the registration form of the NRDI Office’s website. Registration is continuously open.

Requested data within the expert registration form include:

  • personal data, contact details (necessary for contracting review assignments);
  • classification of professional skills and competencies and research areas (to get review invitations fine-tuned to your field of expertise);
  • topics of the previously reviewed proposals;
  • present and past jobs, interest networks (in order to pre-screening of conflicts of interest in a given rview assignment), education, scientific titles, most important publications and intellectual works demonstrating your professional experience;
  • language skills.

Professionals once registered in the database of experts may be invited by the NRDI Office to review submitted proposals, to assess professional reports of funded projects and to contribute to policy opinions.

Each proposal is reviewed by several independent experts at the same time. Experts selected from the database to review proposals, to assess professional reports and facilitate expert opinions will be contracted by the NRDI Office on a case-by-case basis. When concluding such a contract experts must declare that the review assignment is not obstructed by any conflict of interest whatsoever. Depending on the competition type, written expert reviews must be prepared in 15-28 work days and submitted electronically via the online review portal of the NRDI Office.


For further information contact at phone +36 1 795 9500 or email at

The timing and the budget of the RDI funding schemes of the EU-financed operational programme (Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme Plus - EDIOP Plus) has been approved by the Government within the Annual Development Plan (ADP), upon the proposal of the NRDI Office.

The 2022 calls for domestic RDI proposals financed from the NRDI Fund are set out in the annual Programme Strategy adopted by the Government.
(Government Decree 1414/2022. (VIII. 18.)

The table below shows the calls announced for the period 2021-2027 and their amounts, broken down by year.

(Bn HUF)

(Bn HUF)

Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme Plusz
136,670 - 5 -
National Research, Development and Innovation Fund
189,384 - 143,8293
ITM (2021) Ministry for Innovation and Technology (2021) 11 - - -
RRF Recovery and Resilience Facility 153,141 - 39,750 -
490,195 - 188,5793 -

NRF= non-refundable
RF= refundable

Calls for proposals
(Bn HUF)

(Bn HUF)



Support of business RDI activities
Stimulating business research, development and innovation
GINOP Plusz-2.1.2-21
136,67 - - -
Targeted R&D services Targeted R&D services to businesses, research sites, and research and knowledge-dissemination organisations
GINOP Plusz-2.2.1-22
- - 5 -
Energetics Calls The implementation of developments for the recovery, storage or market-based use of waste heat through innovative storage or conversion technologies
5 - - -
The implementation of developments promoting innovative electrochemical storage of surplus carbon-free electricity
6 - - -
Practice-oriented higher education Infrastructure and skills development for practice-oriented higher education
81,476 - - -
National Laboratories Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratory
71,765 - - -
Higher education courses and services adapted to the core activities of adult education institution Institutional innovation of higher education courses and services adapted to the core activities of adult education institutions and strengthening of adult learning activities in higher education
RRF-2.1.3- 22
- - 39,750 -
Innovation Sub-fund
Support for market-driven RDI projects Support for market-driven RDI projects
2020-1.1.2-PIACI KFI; 2021-1.1.3-PIACI KFI
59,06 - 40,4673 -
KKV Start programme KKV Start Innovation
2020-1.1.1-KKV START
12 - - -
Fast track programme Fast track
2020-1.1.5-GYORSÍTÓSÁV; 2021-1.1.4-GYORSÍTÓSÁV
3 - 12,85 -
Intellectual property Support of activities fostering the domestic and international protection of intellectual property with the aim of facilitating the utilisation of such intellectual property
2020-1.1.3-IPARJOG, 2021-1.1.1-IPARJOG
0,4 - 0,3 -
University Innovation Ecosystema
University Innovation Ecosystem
2019-1.2.1-EGYETEMI ÖKO
2 - - -
International programmes 2019-2.1.3-NEMZ_ECSEL (2021); 2019-2.1.2-NEMZ (2021); 2020-1.2.1-GYAK (2021); 2021-1.2.1-EIT-KIC (2021); 2021-1.2.4-TÉT (2021); 2021-1.2.5-TÉT-IPARI-RU (2021) 2019-2.1.7-ERA-NET (2021. 2022); 2020-1.2.3-EUREKA (2021, 2022); 2021-1.2.2-EU_KKV (2021. 2022); 2021-1.2.3-EU_KP (2021, 2022); 2021-4.1.2-NEMZ_KI (2021, 2022); 2021-1.2.6-TÉT-IPARI-MA (2021), 2022-1.2.4-EUREKA (2022); 2022-1.2.6-TÉT-IPARI-TR (2022); 2022-1.2.3-GYAK (2022); 2022-1.2.2-TÉT-IPARI-UZ (2022), 2022-1.2.5-TÉT-IPARI-KR (2022) 3,5 - 6 -
Centres of excellence
Establishing and developing centres of excellence2022-1.1.1-KK - - 20,7 -
Startup Programme Startup Programme - - 8,5 -
Investment in the future Fund Investment in the future
7 - - -
Development of an applied research network Participation in the National Network of Applied Research Institutes
1,63 - - -
Research Sub-fund
Thematic Excellence Programme 2021 Thematic Excellence Programme
75 - - -
New National Excellence Programme New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for Undergraduate Students
ÚNKP-21-1; ÚNKP-22-1
0,60 - 0,828 -
New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for Graduate Students
ÚNKP-21-2; ÚNKP-22-2
New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for PhD Students
ÚNKP-21-3; ÚNKP-22-3
1 - 1,2 -
New National Excellence Programme – “Power Up Science!” Call for Research Scholarship Applications for Doctoral Candidate sand Postdoctors
ÚNKP-21-4; ÚNKP-22-4
0,832 - 1,052 -
New National Excellence Programme – Call for Scholarship Applications for Bolyai+ Higher Education Teachers and Researchers
ÚNKP-21-5; ÚNKP-22-5
1,40 - 0,70 -
New National Excellence Programme – “Power up your Talent!” Call for Research Scholarship Applications for New Higher Education Students
ÚNKP-21-6; ÚNKP-22-6
0,168 - 0,22 -
Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects (OTKA)
PD_21, FK_21, K_21, ANN_21, SNN_21
PD_22, FK_22, K_22, ANN_22, SNN_22
12,9 - 13,5 -
Patronage Programme Science Patronage Programme
1 - - -
Forefront – Research Excellence Programme Forefront – Research Excellence Programme
KKP_21, KKP_22
3 - 3 -
Cooperative Doctoral Programme Cooperative Doctoral Programme
4,894 - 2,832 -
Strategic R&D centres Strategic R&D centres
- - 3 -
Development of the Selye János Student Lab Network Development of the Selye János Student Lab Network - - 2 -
National Laboratories Sub-fund
National Laboratories Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratories
- - 26,6 -
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