International projects

Our international division diligently facilitates partnerships with SMEs and corporates, endeavoring to secure funding avenues for innovation projects. These outreach efforts are fundamental to foster cross-border collaborations and amplify the impact of innovative initiatives on a global scale.  

BEAMING project

Projekt description: Improving the global competitiveness and visibility of higher education institutions can be achieved through knowledge exchange between widening countries and EU Member States with a more developed bioeconomy and R&I ecosystem. The project will develop local and regional implementation strategies and roadmaps for the relevant actions of the ERA policy agenda in the higher education sector, in particular in the bioeconomy and circular economy.   

To achieve these goals, it will mobilise the BIOEAST Initiative’s excellent network of contacts in Central and Eastern Europe, in addition to opening up this network and building new collaborations between universities and research institutions in South-Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Efforts will be made to expand and develop the recently established BIOEAST University Network and to deepen the link with the European Bioeconomy University. 

Project objective

The BEAMING (Bioeconomy Excellence Alliance for Stimulating an Innovative and Inclusive Green Transition) project aims to enhance excellence by increasing innovation and knowledge valorisation in the field of circular and bioeconomy through cooperation between higher education institutions, with a focus on the EU Member States of Central and Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. 

DALIA project

Project description: The Danube Region Water Lighthouse Action (DALIA) project is the first winning NIÜ Horizon Europe proposal, which after several months of preparation has been awarded more than €8.5 million in 100% funding over four years under the mission “Restoring the quality of our oceans and waters by 2030”. The project, which brings together 22 partners from nine countries to develop water management in the Danube region from the Black Forest to the Black Sea, aims to protect the region’s freshwater ecosystems, ensure ecosystem connectivity and protect local communities and ecosystems from extreme events and pollution, among other things. The DALIA project directly contributes to the establishment of EU and UN initiatives related to the further implementation of the Water Framework Directive by testing innovative water quality and habitat improvement and conservation activities for different problems in different geographical areas (demonstration sites) and facilitating the scale-up and replication of these innovative solutions. Two of the 9 demo sites are Hungarian (host: Széchenyi University, Society). 

Project objective

The DALIA (Danube Region Water Lighthouse Action) project brings together 22 partners from nine countries and aims to protect the region’s freshwater ecosystems, ecosystem connectivity, local communities and ecosystems from extreme events and pollution in the Danube River Basin, supporting the EU’s missionRestoring the quality of our oceans and waters by 2030″.

FI4INN project

Project description: 2.09 million (of which ERDF support: 1.67 m) received under the Interreg Central Europe Programme for implementation over the next 3 years (2023-2026). The main objective of the project is to improve the funding opportunities for market-driven research and innovation in the participating countries. The basic problem in the project regions is the scarcity of market-driven research and innovation financing instruments and the low capacity to use complex financial instruments. Financial service providers and policymakers are often afraid of implementing such schemes because of their complexity. 

A FI4INN objective

The FI4NN project will change this by supporting the joint design of new funding instruments in regions that want to boost research and innovation. The project will create a knowledge centre to support new innovative instruments and test new financial instruments in seven regions, including Hungary.

NatI00ns project

Project description: A consortium led by Aarhus University in Denmark, one of the top 100 universities in the world, with 13 members including the Hungarian Innovation Agency, has won the Horizon Europe call for proposals HORIZON-MISS-2021-SOIL-02-07 under the mission “A Soil Deal for Europe”. The NatI00ns project supports the establishment of living laboratories for soil health by organising national information days and providing other technical support. “The main objective of the Soil Deal for Europe mission is to create 100 living laboratories and “lighthouses” by 2030, which will be the main depositaries of the innovation process towards healthy soils: the innovations to be developed will contribute to the restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity and the sustainable management of natural resources. 

A NatI00ns objective

NatI00ns will facilitate the effective deployment of the first soil health living laboratories and lighthouses, and will prepare the stakeholder communities (land managers, agro-industries, consumers and society) in Member States and associated countries to work together to effectively address soil health issues across sectors and land uses. 

RInnoValleys project

Project description: RInnoValleys  aims to improve the inequalities and challenges faced by EU regions in supporting tech startups, and to access and take full advantage of the European Innovation Council (EIC) to harness its ecosystems for their innovation. The EIC plays a vital role in fostering innovation, supporting deep tech startups and securing funding. However, in different regions of the EU, there are difficulties in harnessing these resources and opportunities due to several factors, such as limited access to finance, inadequate infrastructure, and weak links with international networks. 

A RInnoValleys objective

The project aims to bridge this gap by creating a transnational joint action plan to improve the capacity of these regions to connect to the EIC ecosystem and promote inclusive, gender-diverse and interconnected innovation ecosystems, in line with the new European Innovation Agenda.