The National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies project can begin
The National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies project has been given the green light and will be managed by the TECHTRA Technology Transfer Institute with the help of partner institutions and companies. The purpose of the laboratory will be to build and develop industrial innovation capacities and competences.
The National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies project of the TECHTRA Technology Transfer Institute has started. The Ministry of Innovation and Technology, through the National Research, Development, and Innovation Office (NRDIO) as managing body, announced a tender under the title „Establishment and complex development of National Laboratories”. The purpose of the call announced by the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund is to create and develop knowledge centres in areas that are particularly promising for the national economy, which can become outstanding scientific hubs in individual fields. The National Laboratory is a collaborative, institutionalized, dynamic arena for exploratory and experimental research that opens a new international dimension for the social, economic, and environmental utilization of research results. In order to implement the project, the sponsor decided in its decision of October 19, 2022, that it supports the grant application submitted by the consortium. The grant agreement with registration number NRDIO-3647-1/2022 entered into force on December 11, 2022.The National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies will build and develop industrial innovation capacities and competences. Its main goal is the physical and content realization of an „innovation space” that plays a key role in the digitalization, research, and development of industry at the national and regional level. The goal of domestic innovation developments is to build an innovation system (ecosystem) that produces dual-use products and is based on domestic research and knowledge base, relying on the existing and developable competencies and capacities of domestic universities and research institutes.
Partners participating in the National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies project are Budapest University of Technology, István Széchenyi University, University of Pécs, Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Szeged, ZalaZONE, Institute for Computer Science and Control, National University of Public Service, Modernization Institute of the Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Defense Electronics, Logistics and Asset Management Plc., Femtonics and MouldTech.