Katalin Sebők, Vice-President for Business Innovation, NRDI Office, informed at the founding event that with the creation of the Nyíregyháza TIP, the number of platforms relying on the knowledge base of nearly twenty universities increased to nine within the program launched in 2019 with the support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology.
She highlighted the desire to involve all innovation stakeholders in the initiative in order to help and support their development.
Erika Vassné Figula, Rector of the University of Nyíregyháza, said: “such regional organizations can be created that provide opportunities for understanding innovation policy directions and for developing and strengthening cooperation within the local innovation ecosystem".
TIP aims to address major regional innovators, such as universities, research institutes, large companies, SMEs, start-ups, clusters and national chamber networks and would open the way for innovation, information flows and knowledge transfer based on the knowledge base of universities. Its charter document was signed by eight universities in Budapest and eleven in rural Hungary. In addition, five national professional organizations and many stakeholders of the local innovation ecosystem joined the program.
Over the last two years, eight TIPs have been established across the country, with more than 280 members joining.