27 October 1998
National Host of Hungary to support R&D
A new organisation called National Host of Hungary Society was established on
12 October. Its members include Matáv, PanTel, Antenna Hungária, the LTO
Federation, MTA SZTAKI, Bay Zoltán Foundation, Alcatel, Siemens Telefongyár,
System Consulting, Hungarocom, Futuris, the Institute of International
Technology, the Chief Communications Inspectorate and the Telecommunication
Conciliatory Forum. The Chairman of the Presidency of the National Host of
Hungary is Imre Mojzes, its Executive Officer is Zsolt Balassy.
The independent organisation, formed at the initiative of OMFB (National
Board for Technical Development) and with the support of KHVM (Ministry of
Transport, Communication and Water Management), aims to promote the research,
development and introduction of advanced information and communications
technologies, services and networks in Hungary similar to the widely used
practice of the EU Member States which is beginning to extend to further
continents. Another important aim of the Society is to facilitate the
participation of Hungarian researchers in the relevant EU programs.
There are National Hosts in a number of countries with a special focus on
ACTS, a program on high-speed data transmission as part of the 4th Framework Program of the EU. The activities of the National Host of Hungary are
expected to contribute to the participation of the Hungarian research and
development society in the program and to the emergence of various broadband
services in Hungary.
It is worth mentioning that the National Host of Hungary will participate as
a full member in the 5th Framework Program of the EU commencing in
1999. In consideration of a membership fee of 10 billion forints to be paid by
the Government in four years, the program will cover the expenses of the
Hungarian researchers and developers' successful tender applications in full
which, of course, far exceeds the above amount.
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