15 - 16 February 2018 / Budapest, Hungary
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15 - 16 February 2018
Budapest, Hungary
Future Research Challenges

Call for Contributions

Presentations – Posters – Exhibits – Site Visits

The National Research, Development and Innovation Office in cooperation with the Research Council of Norway is organising the “Future Research Challenges” conference on 15-16 February 2018, in Budapest, Hungary, followed by a series of knowledge exchange visits in Hungary and Norway.

The overall objective of these measures is to allow an exchange on research activities and future plans between Hungarian and Norwegian researchers, showcase the work of young researchers, and explore future collaboration opportunities in European, multinational and bilateral research programmes.

  • Research and Development Conference between Hungary and Norway

The “Future Research Challenges” conference will bring together Hungarian and Norwegian research centres of excellence[1] to share information on their strategic research programmes and infrastructures,  and discuss most recent research and future plans. Special focus will be given to showcasing the work of rising talents to widen their opportunities for international collaborations.

The conference will be enriched with site visits to Hungarian research centres of excellence for demonstrations of current research activities and recent outputs.

  • Knowledge Exchange Study Visits

The conference will be followed up with knowledge exchange study visits by Hungarian research centres of excellence to their counterparts in Norway.

Each Hungarian research centre of excellence delegation visit may target one (or more) Norwegian research institutions. The aim of these visits is to get a deeper understanding of the strategic research priorities and activities of Norwegian research organisations, and deepen the discussions started in Budapest for identifying research areas of mutual interest for future collaborations.

The knowledge-exchange study visits will be held in the March - April 2018.

Conference Topics

Potential areas of relevance to be addressed within the Future Research Challenges conference include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Health
  • Environment
  • Society
  • Technologies

Contributions may address scientific, industrial or societal issues, as well as novel multidisciplinary opportunities. Young researches looking to grow their international network are especially encouraged to take part.

Proposed contributions should be submitted until 7 February 2018.


The applications will be reviewed by an International Committee, which is composed of representatives of the Hungarian and Norwegian research community, and the representatives of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and the Research Council of Norway.


Participation of 30 Norwegian contributors (speakers, poster presenters, exhibitors) will be financed by the Hungarian-Norwegian research conference project. Selected participants will receive confirmation of funding within 5 days of their application.

Site visits

Participants receiving financial support are expected to participate in the conference, as well as the follow-up site visits to research organisations in Hungary. Furthermore, they should be open to reciprocal visits of Hungarian organisations in March/April 2018, if promising research collaboration opportunities are identified.

Posters and exhibitors

Poster exhibitors will be provided with a background, but more complex demonstrations can be provided a suitable exhibition area with a table, chairs, electricity and wi-fi. (such needs be indicated in the application form) If you have any questions or would like to submit the application form below, please send an e-mail to hungary.norway@nkfih.gov.hu

[1] The term “centre of excellence” does not necessarily refer to entities that obtained such a label from a national or international research programme, but rather entities characterised by research excellence.

How to submit an Expression of Interest?

Please fill out the "Organisers question" section after registration to submit an expression of interest to hold a presentation, demonstrate a poster, exhibit, and host or participate in a visit.


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