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Miskolc, Hungary

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT | Award Amount: 145.72K | Year: 2012

The protagonists of the 2012 RN will be researchers and the focus of the event will be on their public recognition. We will make a special effort to provide opportunities for both the public and the researchers to learn and think outside the box and present the truth that are behind stereotypes. Researchers will be at the center of all the individual programmes and of the awareness raising activities throughout the project demonstrating that they are ordinary, everyday people in their private life besides having an extraordinary career. During the event, they will show the audience all aspects of their talent (personal or science related) by linking science and other fields of their talent and personal interest. Many programmes will introduce researchers in an unexpected way through their hobbies, through their private activities or personal engagements, emphasizing their lay character, we plan to interlink researchers personal and scientific life in an enjoyable way. We will follow a welcome in and go out approach. This means that we will welcome the audience at the researchers workplace, letting a glance into a world otherwise closed and secret to lay people (labs, and other research facilities), and at the same time researchers will appear in public places they are not expected to turn up otherwise in their researchers coats such as city centers, main squares and streets of the participating towns, community and exhibition centers, music halls, theatres and schools. Parallel with this we wish to show people that this scientific environment can be an entertaining place when researchers choose it to be. On the other hand ordinary everyday places such as town squares and streets, public buildings and restaurants, exhibition centres and sport fields can become places of scientific importance.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT | Award Amount: 155.37K | Year: 2013

In Hungary the partnership of 18 institutions (one organisation managing and coordinating EU and educational and training grants, 14 top universities, two research institutes, one Observatory and numerous additional HEIs, science museums, research institutes and research groups joining the consortium as indirect partners) will organise RN 2013 with the aim of enhancing the public recognition of researchers, establish further links between research career and business innovations, find and help the researchers of tomorrow in their career and also present the European context for research. The organisers will do all efforts to organise a festival-like event, where participants can enjoy innovative and high quality, but at the same time fascinating and joyful programmes. Our aim is to prove: Meeting science for the first time is as ecstatic as love is for the first sight. The protagonists of the RN 2013 will be researchers, but we will focus on the young generation more then ever, as we believe that researchers of tomorrow live among us and it is our responsibility and also great opportunity to find them and help them towards their future career. Due to the geography of the event (all regional centres and many more towns are involved) it is possible for all to find high quality and entertaining programmes within short travelling distance. Without good education it is difficult to make significant progress. The event will contribute to the enhancement of natural sciences and it will also support the education institutions to present and share their best practices in talent development.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: H2020-TWINN-2015 | Award Amount: 999.31K | Year: 2016

The overall aim of the UMi-TWINN project is to reinforce the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in logistic systems of the University of Miskolc (UMi) and its high-quality Twinning partners for the benefit of different industries and logistics market. To achieve this aim, the 3 year project will build upon the existing strong research and innovation base of UMi and its twinning partners Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V. IFF (Fraunhofer), Technische Universitaet Graz (TUGraz) and Intelligentsia Consultants (Intelligentsia). The UMi-TWINN project aims to boost UMi and twinning partners scientific excellence and innovation capacity in logistics technologies, as well as implementing a research and innovation strategy focused on three sub-topics: 1. Design of logistic systems and networks; 2. Intelligent transport systems; 3. Dynamical analysis of materials handling machines. The research and innovation strategy takes into account the recent SWOT analysis of UMi as well as the national Hungarian research priorities and regional Smart Specialisation Strategy . The specific objectives of the UMi-TWINN project are presented below: Objective 1: Strengthen UMis research excellence in Logistics Objective 2: Enhance the research and innovation capacity of UMi and Twinning partners Objective 3: Raise the research profile of UMi and the Twinning Partners Objective 4: Contribute to the research and innovation priorities of Hungary Objective 5: Support research and innovation on a European level In order to achieve these objectives, the consortium partners defined a comprehensive set of measures and activities implemented via the projects work packages: * Short term staff exchanges * Training workshops, summer schools and conference * Dissemination and outreach activities

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT | Award Amount: 117.68K | Year: 2011

We will focus on enhancing researchers public recognition. Researchers, presented as persons that everyday people can relate to, can draw attention to science; and can make science seen as a casual but interesting adventure. Better understanding science can also lead to improving researchers recognition. Thus, the main message of the event will emphasize the human, accessible yet important figure of the researcher working for the benefit of the society. RN is an event that attracts a growing number of visitors and cooperating bodies each year. This year we plan a brand new exciting project that retains some indispensable elements from the previous events. We will actively involve young people because we believe that future scientific and technological development lies in their hands. The main driving forces and themes of our programmes are connection and interaction. Connection and interaction between different scientific fields, Science and Arts, scientists, science and children/pupils/students, researchers and laymen, science and companies, research and everyday life, research and hobby; between partner universities, research institutes and industrial companies. Connection and interaction with media is also indispensable in order to enhance researchers public recognition and to raise awareness of the importance of science and research by putting in the spotlight scientific achievements and researchers. Our choice of key theme is reinforced and further coloured by the fact that 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry so we will closely examine chemical bonds, unions and interactions as well. Again, we will involve the public in a wide range of exciting scientific activities that are interconnected and are implemented through intense cooperation between the consortium members. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet researchers and get more deeply acquainted with the world of science.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: REGIONS-2008-1-01;REGIONS-2008-1-02 | Award Amount: 1.05M | Year: 2009

Objective of the KNOWBRIDGE project is to increase the capacity and to strengthen the research potential of two cross border and convergence regions (Koice self-governing region in Slovakia and Borsod-Abaj-Zempln region in Hungary) by supporting the development of new innovative cross border research-driven cluster in the area of Renewable Energy Sources and associating research entities, enterprises and regional authorities. KNOWLEDGE project specific objectives are: to develop Join Action Plan for cross border research driven cluster in order to increase regional economic competitiveness through research and technological development activities; to foster cross border cooperation and to increase the overall capacities of regional players by enhancing science and technology based development in cross border context; to maximise the benefits of research infrastructures for cross border and regional economic development; to improve links and enhance common partnership of regional authorities, research entities and business community in national and European initiatives; to promote development of specific goals for regional and cross border RTD policies; to exploit synergy between regional, national and Community programmes for research and economic development in cross border environment and to maximise the potential for a successful involvement of regional actors in European research projects; to enhance trans-national, including cross-border and inter-regional mutual learning of regional actors; to mentor regions with a less developed research profile by more experienced partners through mutual exchange of experience and best practices; to promote reduction of CO2 emissions in two cross border regions. Duration of the project is 36 months and project consortium consists of 12 members with respect of all areas necessary for research driven economical development in the region achievement.

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