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Member States to double annual public spending on ICT research and development

Indicator Status Evidence
Have your ICT R&D expenditure risen by 10% or more per annum in public spending in last 3 available years? Yes The ICT R&D expenditure in public spending has increased by 62,68 % per annum from 2008 to 2010.
Is ICT R&D a dedicated area in your Research and Development programme (either as a separate programme or a part of general R&D programme)? No ICT R&D is not a dedicated area in Hungary’s Research and Development programme, but it is one of the priority areas of the country’s economic development programme, the New Szechenyi Plan.
Has the total ICT R&D spending (private and public) risen by 10% per annum in the last 3 available years? Yes The total ICT R&D expenditure has increased 57,96 % per annum from 2008 to 2010.
Have the number of ICT researchers grown by at least 10% per annum in the last available 3 years? Yes The number of ICT researchers has grown by 38,1 % per annum from 2008 to 2010.
Are there targeted allocations of Structural Funds on ICT R&D? Yes The development of the National Research and Education Network (NREN) was supported from Structural Funds. Research programme on Emerging Infocommunication Technologies will be subsidized also from Structural Funds (TÁMOP-4.2.2.C-11).

Other initiatives:

The National Future Internet Research Programme was initiated by the National Innovation Office (NIH) in 2010, and it has been implemented in cooperation with research institutions, universities and the Future Internet National Technology Platform.

External contribution

External contributions are more than welcome. If you would like to share with us a country, regional or local-level initiative relevant for this DAE action, you can do it via the online form.