International collaboration is becoming increasingly vital to address global challenges and achieve ground-breaking scientific results. Inter-state scientific and technological cooperation strengthen relations between the partner countries exactly in the strategic area of research, development and innovation.
“It is important that we help Hungarian researchers, and young researchers in particular, to get involved in international scientific life,” Dr. Zoltán Birkner, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office said upon the announcement of the call for proposals. “Personal participation in joint projects in several key destination countries, including France, Croatia, China, Serbia and Slovenia, are supported on a reciprocal basis, with a dedicated budget in the jointly agreed thematic areas. Moreover, Hungarian participants can also apply for funding at the NRDI Office to any other European or third countries in possession of the host institution’s statement, and receive up to HUF 5 million for their projects.”
So far, Hungary has entered into science and technology cooperation agreements with 36 coun-tries at inter-governmental level and 10 more countries at inter-institutional level, and the NRDI Office is responsible for practical implementation. The agreements promote networking, knowledge transfer and collaboration between researchers and innovation communities in the partner states. The mobility programme also aims to facilitate large-scale, project-based partner-ships that can improve Hungary’s performance in EU framework programmes.
Budapest, 11 June 2020