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EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group

The EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group is the only EIT ICT Labs (associate) partner located in the Central and Eastern European region.

The Budapest Associate Partner Group, as much as the other partners of the EIT ICT Labs, promotes innovation in ICT, but rather than invest in R&D only, it applies the knowledge triangle model. That is, it integrates R&D, higher education and industry into a network, thus encouraging collaboration between the different fields. The three activities build on each other and are inseparable from each other. Their central theme is “communication software and system performance”, meaning all the activities aim at creating added value in this area.   


The EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group is a consortium 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 Solutions and Networks, Hungarian Telekom, General Electric Healthcare and Ericsson Hungary. A unique feature of the EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group is that it builds on the innovative potential of the dynamically developing Hungarian SMEs. To help them maximize their potential, it has recently created a platform of Hungarian SMEs, which has five members at the moments, but is to expand further.

The Budapest Associate Partner Group has a great significance. As it has given the boost for the development of an innovative ICT ecosystem in Hungary, it brings world recognition to the partners, creates value-added jobs, and fosters growth and competitiveness on the markets. It aims to become an “innovation hotspot” not only in Hungary, but in the entire region, too.





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 projects, which are supported by the Hungarian Government, managed by the National Development Agency, and financed by the Research and Technology Innovation Fund, build around four main areas:


1. Identifying the problems of complex infocommunication networks


2. Future digital fields and mobility


3. Human computer collaboration


4. Privacy, Security and Trust


EIT ICT Labs Magyar Nemzeti Társult Csomópont

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Press release about the ICT and Innovation closing conference
12 jun
Few more days to apply to the Growth and Harvest course
23 may
Outreach scholarships available for the EIT ICT Labs Summer Schools
22 may
The Director of the EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa
10 apr
Apply for the EIT ICT Labs Master School until 30 May!
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30 jun
Growth and Harvest course II.
19 jun
Creative workshop and meet up for PhD students
16 jun
Growth and Harvest course I.
3 jun
ICT and Innovation
30 may
TechShow 2014



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