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EIT ICT Labs aims to bring more innovation in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by generating results easily transformed into wealth-generating innovations and service ready for the market.

 

The Budapest Associate Partner Group carries out two lines of research: one group of the research projects is geared towards innovation, and is mainly funded by the EU, or more specifically, by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT); the other group of research projects mainly concerns State-funded elementary and applied research, on which the innovation-oriented research may build. The Budapest Associate Partner Group provides an excellent example for how EU and State funding may effectively be used for complementary research purposes. 

 

With the Research and Technology Innovation Fund, in 2012 the National Development Agency issued a call for proposals on the promotion of Hungary’s participation in the EIT KICs and its cooperation with the EIT KICs partners.

In the call for proposals, the EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group has been granted HUF 1 billion funding by the State. The funding will be used to set up the local CLC and will serve as a catalyst for the research projects carried out between January 2013 and the first half of 2014.
The Hungarian consortium is based on the collaboration partnership of two local universities – namely, the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) – and their leading industrial partners in informatics and telecommunications – namely, Cisco Systems Hungary, Nokia Siemens Networks, General Electric Healthcare and Ericsson Hungary. 

The structure of financing


The EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group follows the EIT’s investment model in its structure of financing. EIT funding (the so-called catalyst) is allocated to the value-adding actions leading to a particular innovation, whereas the non-EIT funding (the so-called carrier) covers complementary activities, including research, education, and business. The ratio of EIT-funding to the non-EIT funding is 1:4.  The non-EIT funding must come from different sources, e.g. the partners' own resources, other EU funding, national/regional funding, and private funding (e.g. donations).

 

In 2012, the Hungarian State – more particularly, the National Development Agency and the Research and Technology Innovation Fund – issued a call for proposals for the promotion of Hungary’s participation in the EIT KICs. In the call for proposals, the EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group received HUF 1 billion funding from the State. The funding has been used to set up the local co-location centre (see above) and serves as a catalyst for the research projects complementing the EIT funded projects.

 

The research projects of the EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group run between January 2013 and the first half of 2014. The researchers work on 4 main research areas. By the completion date, they will have produced 10 new prototypes, one patent, one new start-up, and will have contributed to 10 international R&D projects.  


 

 

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