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Support for market-driven RDI projects
Date of announcement: 22 september 2021
Modified:
Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 18 february 2022 12:00
18 february 2022
Deadline for application via post office:
Submitter of proposal
Enterprise
Beneficiary groups
Institution of higher education, Other budgetary research institution, Enterprise-based research organisation, Enterprise (non-research type), Non-profit research organisation, Institution of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH)
Budget
HUF 50 000 000 000
63%
63%
Funding requests submitted:
HUF 63 428 M
Maximum of requests received:
HUF 100 000 M
Number of applications
130-200
Number of submitted applications:
196
Funds available per project
A: HUF 100-400 M, B: HUF 400-800 M
Project duration
A: 12-36 months, B: 24-48 months
Field of research activity
Innovation
Evaluator of proposals
NKFI Hivatal
Financed from the NRDI Fund, the call aims to improve the competitiveness of businesses by supporting their research, development and innovation projects in the following schemes:

Sub-programme ‘A’: Funding to businesses for RDI projects with a market potential and a high probability of return on investment, implemented alone or in consortium. By successfully implementing the RDI projects, businesses lay the foundations of new business opportunities.

Sub-programme ‘B’: Funding to businesses for RDI projects implemented in consortium which may include research and knowledge-dissemination organisations as partners. Funding for highly important and complex RDI projects involving the professionally outstanding stakeholders of the given field. The results of the funded projects will be used in various economic and social areas, contributing to the solution of existing important problems, and ultimately bringing significant economic and social benefits through the reasonable concentration of resources.

Submission of project proposals

Requests for a pre-qualifying opinion can be completed by logging in at kfivelemeny@nkfih.gov.hu, taking into consideration the assessment criteria indicated there and also listed in section 8 of the call (criteria for assessing requests for a pre-qualifying opinion submitted on kfivelemeny.nkfih.gov.hu).

Requests for a pre-qualifying opinion can be submitted by 12:00 CET, 12 June 2020.

Applicants are informed that the possibility to submit requests for a pre-qualifying opinion will be available from 12:00 CET on 27 September 2021 until 12:00 CET on 4 October 2021. If during this period the total of applications submitted do not reach HUF 100 billion, applications may continue to be submitted until this amount is reached, but no later than until 12:00 on 11 October 2021.

Project proposals should be submitted online, by logging in and completing the online application form on the Participant Portal (Pályázati e-ügyintézés) at www.palyazat.gov.hu. The finalised application form 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 12:00 CET, 18 February 2022.

Eligible applicants

Legal entities with registered seat in Budapest or with registered seat in the European Economic Area and a branch office in Budapest may apply as specified below:

  • businesses and other economic organisations classified under the financial management (GFO) codes specified in the call, provided that they have at least two completed business years, maintain double-entry accounting, and are not subject to the small business tax (KATA);
  • denominational or private higher education institutions accredited by the state, qualifying as research and knowledge-dissemination organisations under Article 2 (83) of Council Regulation 651/2014/EU;
  • budgetary organs and budgetary entities, qualifying as research and knowledge-dissemination organisations under Article 2 (83) of Council Regulation 651/2014/EU.

Eligible project objectives

  • Activities eligible for funding independently: experimental development (min. 50% of the eligible project costs).
  • Activities not eligible for funding independently: hardware and software procurement, software subscription services, project management (coordination), mandatory publicity (information), obtaining industrial property protection, general costs (overheads) and marketing in the context of applied (industrial) research, asset procurement and R&D project support activities.

Additional important terms

  • The applicant undertakes to produce a marketable product, technology or service in the course of the project.
  • Project implementation period is 12 to 36 months for subprogramme “A” and 24 to 48 months for subprogramme “B”.
  • Applicants will also have to commit to a maintenance period of 3 years, if the project includes eligible costs relating to activities carried out under the heading of investment support for research infrastructure.

Total available budget and maximum funding per project

The NRDI Office is expected to allocate a total budget of HUF 50 billion from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund to the objectives of the call as follows:

  • Sub-programme ‘A’: Of a budget of HUF 29 billion, HUF 100 to 400 million per project is available for individual applicants, and HUF 150 to 500 million per project for consortia, in the form of non-refundable funding. 100% of the funding has to be received by for-profit companies.
  • Sub-programme ‘B’: Of a budget of HUF 21 billion, HUF 400 to 800 million per project can be disbursed, in the form of non-refundable funding. At least 65% of the funding has to be received by for-profit companies.

Customer service contacts:
email: nkfialap@nkfih.gov.hu 
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.

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information contact at phone +36 1 795 9500 or email at szakerto_regisztracio@nkfih.gov.hu

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.

Source
Specificity
Budget
2021
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2022
(Bn HUF)

NRF RF NRF RF
GINOP Plusz (EDIOP)
Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme Plusz
136,670 - 5 -
NRDI Fund
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 -
SUM
 
490,195 - 188,5793 -

NRF= non-refundable
RF= refundable

Source
Calls for proposals
Budget
2021
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2022
(Bn HUF)
NRF RF NRF RF

GINOP Plusz
2021-2022

ITM
2021

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
2021-2.1.2-HŐ
5 - - -
The implementation of developments promoting innovative electrochemical storage of surplus carbon-free electricity
2021-2.1.1-EK
6 - - -
RRF
2021-2022
Practice-oriented higher education Infrastructure and skills development for practice-oriented higher education
RRF-2.1.2-21
81,476 - - -
National Laboratories Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratory
RRF-2.3.1-21
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
2021-2022
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
2020-1.1.6-JÖVŐ
7 - - -
Development of an applied research network Participation in the National Network of Applied Research Institutes
2021-1.1.2-AKH
1,63 - - -
Research Sub-fund
2021
-2022
Thematic Excellence Programme 2021 Thematic Excellence Programme
TKP2021
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
MEC_21
1 - - -
Forefront – Research Excellence Programme Forefront – Research Excellence Programme
KKP_21, KKP_22
3 - 3 -
Cooperative Doctoral Programme Cooperative Doctoral Programme
KDP-2021
4,894 - 2,832 -
Strategic R&D centres Strategic R&D centres
SKFM-2022
- - 3 -
Development of the Selye János Student Lab Network Development of the Selye János Student Lab Network - - 2 -
National Laboratories Sub-fund
2022
National Laboratories Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratories
2022-2.1.1-NL
- - 26,6 -
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