Hungary Should Be Among the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in Europe By 2030, Declares State Secretary

  • 30 Apr 2024 7:01 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary Should Be Among the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in Europe By 2030, Declares State Secretary
Tenders under the 340 billion forint (EUR 866.3m) János Neumann Programme are helping to boost Hungary’s competitiveness, Balázs Hankó, the innovation and education state secretary, told commercial broadcaster TV2, declaring that Hungary should be among the top 10 most innovative countries in Europe by 2030.

The country which is 96th in the world in terms of demographics, 49th regarding its economy, 33rd its innovation, and 11th when it comes to the number of Nobel laureates per capita, was placed on the list of European innovator countries last year, the culture and innovation ministry official for innovation, higher education, vocational training and adult training noted.

Strong ties between businesses and universities increase competitiveness, and the purpose of the tenders is to connect universities, companies, innovators, and vocational trainers with a view to maximising the number of new Hungarian patents.

Of the total budget, 147 billion forints this year are government strategic resources, 60 billion more than the previous year, while 193 billion are EU funds advanced by the government.

Another goal of the János Neumann scheme is for one of the world’s top 100 universities to be Hungarian by 2030, and 3 to be among the European top 100, he said.

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