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S2E National Event: HUNGARY

General Information

The "Stairway to Excellence" European Pilot Project is centred on:
  • Providing assistance to the 13 Members States (and their regions) which joined the EU after 2004 with the aim of closing the innovation gap and promoting excellence in all regions and EU countries;
  • Stimulating the early and effective implementation of national and regional Smart Specialisation Strategies.

Country specific work by S2E on Hungary is available in the Country & Region Information and in the Synergies examples sections:

 

The HUNGARY National Event was organised jointly by the European Commission (Directorate-General Joint Research Centre - S3 Platform, S2E project and Directorate-General Urban Policy - REGIO G1) and the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH).

A JOINT STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL EVENT OF HUNGARY: "The Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Research and Innovation Funding" was issued as an outcome of it and will cover the Main Issues under the different topics raised at the event.

 

Objectives of the event:

  • A better understanding of Hungarian national (and regional) innovation ecosystem(s) with a special emphasis on the identification of obstacles, barriers and potentials to innovation
  • Raising awareness of the actions needed to enable synergies between different EU funding programmes for research and innovation
  • Sharing experiences in combining Structural Funds and Framework Programme to improve excellence in R&I systems
  • Drawing lessons for the future and identifying follow-up actions to enhance the potential synergies between different EU funds in the Member State

Who should attend? (Participants: around 70 people)

  • Hungarian National and Regional Managing Authorities
  • Hungarian National Contact Points from the past Framework Programmes and Horizon 2020 and other EU-funded programmes
  • Hungarian National and Regional authorities in charge of smart specialisation strategies
  • Members of the Horizon 2020 programme committee
  • Selected national and international experts on EU funding programmes and regional policy
  • Selected representatives from businesses
  • Selected representatives from universities, research centres and any other organization with experience and/or interest in EU-funded programmes

Agenda and Presentations

Full agenda of the event

WELCOME SPEECHES - Dr József Pálinkás (President, NRDI Office), Tamás Karsai (Deputy State Secretary, Ministry for National Economy), Colin Wolfe (Head of Competence Centre Smart and Sustainable Growth, European Commission, DG REGIO)

POLICY CONTEXT - Moderator: Miklós Győr (NRDI)

THE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CONTEXT AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SYNERGIES - Moderator: Eleni Konsta (European Commission, DG JRC)

EXAMPLES FOR SYNERGIES IN PRACTICE - Moderator: Gérard Carat (European Commission, DG JRC)

CONCLUSIONS AND WAY FORWARD

Venue

S2E National Event: HUNGARY venue
Budapest (HU)

National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)

Kéthly Anna tér 1 - Budapest 1077

Registration information

Participation was by invitation only.