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Hungary
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Magyarország
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Welcome

Hungary is one of the leading producers of bell peppers and one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

The Agri-food Sector as a Spearhead of the Hungarian Economy

The agriculture industry plays a strategic role in the Hungarian economy. Advantageous natural features constitute a basis for both crop production and animal rearing. The majority of export products constitute grains, meats and meat products, vegetables and fruits, animal feed, animal fats, vegetable oils and waxes. Hungary is also characterised by a well-developed higher education and research system.

Room for Improvement

One of the biggest challenges for the Hungarian R&D sector is the lack of investments. In 2015, Hungary spent less than 1.5% of its GDP on scientific research. Other weak points in the Hungarian R&D sector are: low rate of R&D expenditures in the public sector and relatively low index of venture capital expenditures; few patent applications, also in the agrifood sector. It is essential to facilitate constant innovation to foster internationalization and competitiveness.

The traditional Hungarian cuisine is the result of centuries of Turkish, Germanic and Slavic influences.

EIT Food Hubs in Hungary: Campden BRI Hungary and PANNON Pro Innovations

Campden BRI Hungary is an independent R&D centre that has skills and experience on knowledge transfer, training, networking, fostering innovation on FSCM, transparency and food safety risk assessment, application of transdisciplinary knowledge and solutions from ICT, advanced manufacturing sectors for solving technological problems in the modernization of the food industry by using their enabling functions. This is supported by practical experience in food and process development, legal, consumer and sensory research.

PANNON is a private consultancy providing a wide range of innovation management and entrepreneurship support activities. Their key focus areas are sustainability, food innovation, circular economy, sustainable cities, energy-transition and bioeconomy. PANNON works with startups from the very early stage to mature, investment-ready ones. With their excellent team and a huge network in the sustainability and business sector, they are pioneers in supporting cleantech startups and entrepreneurs in Hungary. They have been delivering EIT Climate-KIC startup programmes since 2014, have been organizing local workshops and recruiting Hungarian startups for EIT Food and EIT Raw Materials programmes since 2021.

Hungary

Hungary is a tomato paradise - literally. The Hungarian word "paradicsom" stands for both ‘paradise’ and ‘tomato’.

Contact Us

Campden BRI Hungary (EIT Food Hub in Hungary)
Haller u. 2, 1096 Budapest, Hungary

Visit our North-East page here

PANNON Pro Innovations Ltd.
Hűvösvölgyi út 83., 1021 Budapest, Hungary

Visit our North-East page here

News

Call for EIT Food Ris Policy Council members 2021-2022 News

Call for EIT Food Ris Policy Council members 2021-2022

22 Jul 2021 EIT Food is looking for g for experts that would like to participate in the EIT Food RIS Policy Council from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey
EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2021: extended deadline for applicants from: Cyprus, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania News

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2021: extended deadline for applicants from: Cyprus, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania

13 Apr 2021 Deadline for application to the EIT Food RIS Government Executive Academy for applicants from: Cyprus, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania has been extended to April 23th
Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process, 2021 News

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process, 2021

29 Mar 2021 EIT Food announces that 10 universities have been selected for the EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity, 2021
Applications open for Test Farms: test your agritech solution in the field!

Applications open for Test Farms: test your agritech solution in the field!

22 Mar 2021 Need help with testing your agritech solution? Apply for Test Farms and validate your product with farmers! 
Applications open for TeamUp: find the right co-founder for your agrifood startup News

Applications open for TeamUp: find the right co-founder for your agrifood startup

22 Mar 2021 Are you looking for a tech or business co-founder to help you build an impactful agrifood startup? Apply for TeamUp, find the right co-founder and receive training and funding from EIT Food
Recruitment for the EIT Food RIS Fellowships - extended deadline News

Recruitment for the EIT Food RIS Fellowships - extended deadline

09 Mar 2021 MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as PhD students and post-docs from EIT RIS countries are very welcome to discover job opportunities in the food industry by getting unique, professional, paid 3-6 months internships within the EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line