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From September, businesses can apply for R&D qualification under a new system
01 September 2023
Modified: 08 September 2023
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The procedural rules for the qualification of research and development (R&D) activities have changed: from 1 September 2023, instead of the current administrative procedure, the qualification of R&D activities can be requested from the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in the framework of an expert procedure.

By obtaining the qualification, businesses can continue to benefit from tax relief. The change will improve the effectiveness of RDI promotion by avoiding parallel procedures, as another concrete step in the John von Neumann Programme to strengthen the knowledge-based economy.

The Ministry of Culture and Innovation supports the linkage between knowledge-producing universities and the knowledge-based economy through its flagship strategic package, known as the John von Neumann Programme. The programme focuses on strengthening the knowledge-based economy by further developing existing institutional structures and launching new targeted programmes. Its goal is to place Hungary in the top 10 in Europe and in the top 25 in the world in innovation by 2030.

According to the Government’s decision, from 1 September 2023 the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, as the body designated by the Government, will be responsible for the R&D qualification process. This will allow the most important procedures in the RDI field to be concentrated in one place, in order to ensure efficiency and eliminate parallel procedures, and the current administrative procedure will be replaced with an expert procedure.

More information about the R&D qualification procedure and how to apply can be found on the NRDI Office’s website: R&D qualification procedures

Updated: 08 September 2023
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