Budapest, October 24 (MTI) – Decisions have been made on supporting 200 billion forints (EUR 650m) worth of research, development and innovation in Hungary, the head of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office said on Monday.
József Pálinkás, a former President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, said during a lecture in Clare College, Cambridge that new tenders announced since 2015 are expected to give further impetus to research excellence in Hungary, his office said in a statement on Monday.
During a visit in London, Pálinkás met high-level government officials and briefed them about the success of the integration in research financing in Hungary last year. He held talks with Sir Mark Walport, the UK’s Government Chief Scientific Adviser, and Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, about ways to intensify cooperation.
On Tuesday, Pálinkás is scheduled to meet Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, and Robin Grimes, the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.