Events | Higher education

Launch of the Oecd HEInnovate Country Report, Hungary - Professional event of the HEInnovate Network

In Hungary, increased attention to innovation and entrepreneurship both from public policy actors and HEI leadership has triggered an incremental change process in the organisational culture of HEIs and a new approach to education and research for students and staff. The OECD report offers valuable lessons for policy makers, HEI leaders and staff, and local development stakeholders in Hungary and beyond.

The review was made in collaboration of the OECD, the European Commission, the Ministry of Human Capacities and the Tempus Public Foundation. The OECD and the European Commission will present the HEInnovate review report in Hungary, Budapest in the framework of a professional conference of HEInnovate network.

Date of the event: November 29, 2017 9.30 am - 4.30 pm,

Venue: NOVOTEL BUDAPEST CENTRUM, Address: 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 43-45.

More information, program and registration on the website of Tempus Public Foundation website:

For participants: Deadline for registration: 21 November 2017

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“Innovative higher education - regional development and networks”

HEInnovate Hungary– Launch of the review report OECD/EU (2017) Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Hungary and follow-up

29 November 2017, Budapest

Venue: NOVOTEL BUDAPEST CENTRUM, Rákóczi út 43-45, 1088 Budapest, HUNGARY

Preliminary programme


9.30 - 10.00 Registration, Tea & Coffee 
10.00 - 10.05 Welcome and opening address
Dr András Nemeslaki – President, Tempus Public Foundation
10.05 - 10.15 Keynote speech – Ministry of Human Capacities
Dr László Palkovics - Minister of State for Education, Ministry of Human Capacities
10.15 - 10.25 Keynote speech – European Commission
Mr Jens Nymand Christensen - Deputy Director General, DG EAC, European Commission
10.25 - 10.35 Keynote speech – OECD
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui - Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism, OECD
10.35 - 10.55 OECD-EC HEInnovate presentation of the report publication
Dr Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer – Policy analyst, OECD   
Peter Baur – Policy Officer, DG EAC, European Commission
10.55 - 11.15 Ministry of Human Capacities –Action Plan – policy document for institutions
Dr István Szabó -  Head of Department, Ministry of Human Capacities
11.15-11.25 Technical break

Engagement as a leverage for impact of higher education – Learnings from Ireland 

Ruaidhri Neavyn, Higher Education Authority, Ireland

11.45 - 12.30

Engagement and knowledge exchange HEI 3rd mission projects in FIEK (HEI-industry Cooperation Centres)

Round table with HungarianHEI representatives

Dr. László Lengyel - University of Technology Budapest

Dr. Béla Viskolcz – University of Miskolc

Dr. Ildikó Csóka - University of Szeged

Dr. Attila Molnár – Széchenyi Univeristy 


12.30 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 15.00



Parallel sessions – HEI + partners - tandem presentations  
1. Technology transfer, Joint R+D+I projects

ž  National Instruments - Innovation Program with DU

ž  University of Miskolc- BorsodChem joint project

ž  Semmelweis University – Technology transfer at SU

ž  Széchenyi University - HU-MATHS-IN

ž  Óbuda University – Enticing future entrepreneurs

Szeged University (tbc)

2. HEI’s regional cooperations, 3rd mission of HEIs, town-university cooperation projects

ž  Pannon University-IBM – Smart Cities

ž  University of Pecs – Social entrepreneurship incubation

ž  Budapest Corvinus University – ProAbility

ž  Széchenyi University – Mobilis

ž  Szent Istvan University – Innovation and strategic development at SZIU

ž  ELTE – Innova

   Szeged University – 3rd mission activities
15.00 - 15.15 Coffee break

Key take aways from the sessions and ideas 

Moderated plenary discussion

Pitch presentations – (SZIU, SZU, BME)
15.35 - 16.00

Way forward by Ministry of Human Capacities, European Commission, OECD

HEInnovate Hungarian network development

Ministry of Human Capacities, Tempus Public Foundation

HEInnovate international network development

European Commission & OECD 
16.00 - 16.30 Closing – informal networking



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Last modified: 17-11-2017