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Utilisation of the knowledge and capacity of Hungarian higher education institutions is key to the sustainable development of the innovation ecosystem
University Innovation Ecosystem
05 February 2020
Modified: 24 April 2020
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It is a top priority among the comprehensive objectives of the renewing Research, Development and Innovation Strategy to encourage active knowledge and technology transfer between the actors of the innovation ecosystem, including in particular making greater use of the knowledge dissemination function of higher education institutions. In line with these objectives, the NRDI Office has launched the University Innovation Ecosystem (2019-1.2.1-EGYETEMI ÖKO) programme.

The programme encourages universities as knowledge bases to establish and ensure the result-oriented operation of organisational units that facilitate the commercialisation of scientific results produced at universities, fosters cooperation between the academia and the business sector in research, development, technology and innovation, and increases the active participation of universities in the R&I framework programmes of the European Union.

Programme objectives include the creation of an online platform that helps to align the portfolio of RDI services of universities with the specific demand of the business sector. The match-making function of the platform makes it easier for businesses to contact and partner with universities.

The domestically funded 36-month programme has a total budget of HUF 3 billion and will be launched in two phases. In the first 18-month period, 23 universities have received a total of HUF 2 billion in funding. The remaining budget will be decided on by NRDI Office in the second phase, after evaluating the progress of the projects.

Updated: 24 April 2020
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