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Territorial Innovation Platform established at University of Pannonia
Territorial Innovation Platform at University of Pannonia
11 February 2020
Modified: 04 March 2020
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A nationwide series of events entitled “Territorial Innovation Platforms (TIP)” has been launched by the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office, with the policy support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology. So far, the charter document has been signed by 11 universities in Budapest and five more in rural Hungary. Today, the University of Pannonia (PE) also established its TIP.

The programme aims to facilitate territorial partnerships across the country based on university knowledge bases with an aim to ensure direct access to information about innovation policy directions, enable and strengthen cooperation between local innovators, and create new professional foundations.

The future performance and competitiveness of the new Hungarian innovation ecosystem largely depend on increased local cooperation between stakeholders, such as policy-makers, higher education and research institutions, businesses and professional organisations; which can boost the innovation potential of each region in line with the priorities of the Smart Specialisation Strategy. To this end, building on the existing university centres and focusing on the real strengths of key regional innovators, the NRDI Office intends to create new meeting points through the Territorial Innovation Platforms programme, which facilitates information flow, knowledge transfer, collaboration and networking from a new approach. The professional foundations of the programme are provided by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office and Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research.

The Veszprém-based University of Pannonia focuses its R&D activities on maintaining and expanding RDI services to satisfy the needs of industrial partners. The university engages in internationally recognized innovative activities.

“Innovation potential can be measured by the number of announced and achieved patent protections on innovations, and the University of Pannonia performs exceptionally well in this field in Hungary. It has one European, 23 announced and 17 approved patents, many of which have been achieved together with MOL Plc.” - said Prof. Dr. András Gelencsér, rector of the University of Pannonia:

Environmental technology is an important area in the professional portfolio of PE, with long-established traditions and outstanding research results. Featured research directions include water treatment technologies, sustainable agriculture, bio- and nanotechnology, environmentally friendly fuels and propulsion methods, research and development of in low-waste technologies, and optimisation of supply chains.

“The University of Pannonia addresses and offers solutions for technology, business and market challenges through scientific research. With our network of university partners, we continue to support the commercialisation of a wide range of innovative ideas and research results, and dynamically enhance the industry-wide expansion of our economic relations,” said Zsolt Csillag, chancellor of the university.

Dr. Zoltán Birkner, President of the NRDI Office pointed out: “We are entering a new era of innovation in which Hungary’s renewed RDI ecosystem and funding system will effectively respond to market needs and boost the country’s competitiveness. And the University of Pannonia will play an outstanding role in this."

The series of nationwide events debuted in November and aims to address as many major regional innovators as possible, includ-ing in particular universities, research institutes, large companies, SMEs, startups, clusters, incubators, accelerators, business angels and national chamber networks.

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Territorial Innovation Platforms, Veszprém - 11 February 2020
A nationwide series of events entitled “Territorial Innovation Platforms (TIP)” is launched in November by the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office, with the policy support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology
Updated: 04 March 2020
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