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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 expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs News

Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

15 Oct 2021 EIT Food is looking for food companies that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project to commercialise selected results of Consumer Engagement Labs
Extension: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs - startups News

Extension: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs - startups

11 Oct 2021 EIT Food is looking for startup/scaleup companies that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project to commercialise selected results of Consumer Engagement Labs
EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event News

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event

23 Sep 2021 EIT Food sponsors the Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event to celebrate the innovators that are transforming our food systems
Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs - startups News

Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs - startups

20 Sep 2021 EIT Food is looking for startup/scaleup companies that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project to commercialise selected results of Consumer Engagement Labs
Reopened Workshop | Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry EIT Food Projects

Reopened Workshop | Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry

13 Aug 2021 The EIT Food Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry Workshop has reopened!
15 agrifood teams joined EIT Food TeamUp programme News

15 agrifood teams joined EIT Food TeamUp programme

03 Aug 2021 Over 30 tech and business co-founders joined forces during the new team-building programme of EIT Food and were admitted to the next stage of TeamUp