February 28. 2012.
Innovation in 2012
opportunities and financing sources for Hungarian medium and large companies
Conference organized by the Joint Venture Association's (JVA) Innovation Committee and European Committee
Under these unfavorable domestic and world economic circumstances, the effectiveness of product- and service-development, and success of innovation activities may be key to survival for medium and large companies. Finding financing sources for such activities becomes ever more difficult, as the Hungarian institutional system of innovation, along with the system of national grants, goes through a significant transformation in 2012.
The conference shall provide guidance for the attendants regarding the impact of R&D and innovation activities on competitiveness, the available forms of financing (grants, bank loans, capital sources), the co-operation with universities, research institutes etc..
||28th February 2012 (Thursday) 8.30 - 13.00
||Buda Mercure Hotel (Budapest, I. Krisztina krt. 43-45.) ground floor, Mátyás conference rooms
Áron Boros, Managing Director of OTP Hungaro-Projekt., chairman of JVA's EU Committee
| 8.30 – 9.00
||Registration & Welcome
| 9.00 - 9.10
||Welcome speach: István Fekete, chairman, JVA
| 9.10 - 9.30
||Zoltán Cséfalvay, Dr., The Minister of State for National Economy, Ministry for National Economy
The R+D+I Strategy of the Government, Grants of Research, Technology and Innovation Fund (KTIA)
| 9.30 - 9.50
||Gábor Szabó, Dr., chairman, Hungarian Association for Innovation
The Hungarian Innovation System: opportunities for co-operation between the researcher and business sphere
| 9.50 - 10.10
||Attila Chikán, Dr., master of the Corvinus University, chairman of the Competitiveness Research Center
R&D and Competitiveness of Hungarian Companies
|10.10 - 10.30
||Pál Kovács, Managing Director, OTP Bank Plc.
Corporate lending in 2012: opportunities and needs of the business sector
|10.30 - 10.50
|10.50 - 11.10
||Dr. Barbara Koncz Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Taxation in the Fields of R&D and Innovation
|11.10 - 11.30
||Árpád Makray-Rózsás, Senior Consultant, OTP Hungaro-Projekt
Dancing hog-tied: eligibility and conditions of EU grants for innovation
|11.30 - 11.50
||József Vingelman, CEO, Venture Finance Hungary Private Limited Company
Venture Capital Programmes with Jeremie Fund's Resources
|11.50 – 12.50
||Round table discussion: How to grow in 2012? Different ways for different goals.
Moderator: János Pakucs, honorary chairman of the Hungarian Association for Innovation
Participants of the conversation:
- László Ábrahám, Dr., CEO, NI Hungary Kft.
- Roland Jakab, deputy CEO, Ericsson Magyarország Kft.
- Dr. Balázs Máthé, deputy CEO, Magyar Telekom
- Dr. György Mészáros, Chairman, Nemzeti Innovációs Hivatal (National Innovation Office)
- Dr. Péter Oszkó, chairman-CEO, PortfoLion Ltd.
- Zsolt Szijártó, AIPA cluster (Great Hungarian Plain Industry Development Nonprofit Ltd.) cluster, Kecskemét, Mercedes-investment
The events is sponsored by