The National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies has been launched
The National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies had been launched under the leadership of the TECHTRA Technology Transfer Institute Public Benefit Non-Profit Private Limited Company owned by the Széchenyi István University Foundation in Győr. The opening event of the laboratory took place on 25 March 2023 at the ZalaZONE Automotive Test Track in Zalaegerszeg.
The National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies builds and develops multipurpose industrial innovation capacities and competencies. The professional orientation of the project will focus on cutting-edge technologies in which, considering the position of Hungary, the state can play a prominent role in the international arena in the coming decade. Among the technologies that stand out are those that can be produced at low cost but require very high levels of knowledge and are highly effective in achieving their objectives, including drones, robots, ground-based automated platforms, and network-centric digital solutions. The project launch event of the National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies on 25 March was addressed by Prof. Dr. László Palkovics, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Széchenyi University, Head of N7 Holding Ltd., László Vígh, Member of Parliament of the constituency, Imre Porkoláb, Ministerial Commissioner for Defence Innovation, and Tibor Gulyás, CEO of Techtra Plc. The event included a technical presentation of the project (field and ground autonomous vehicles, networked cooperative automation, drone technology, bionics, robotics, additive manufacturing, and materials science) and an outdoor demonstration of the potential of the National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies. The project 2022-2.1.1-NL-2022-00012 National Laboratory for Cooperative Technologies is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Innovation through the National Research, Development, and Innovation Fund, under the funding of the 2022-2.1.1-NL Establishment and Complex Development of National Laboratories call.