The first 18-month phase of the University Innovation Ecosystem programme announced by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology was closed on 30 June 2020 with the participation of 22 universities, including the Corvinus University of Budapest, which was the only university to close phase 1 without prolongation and to start the planning of phase 2.
In this short summary, we would like to present the results achieved by the University in the first phase under the leadership of the Project Management, with the participation of the teachers and researchers of the Department of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development, together with the professional cooperation of Corporate and Institutional Relations.
The Proof of Concept (PoC) programme inviting students’ ideas ended in June, it provided financial support to the promotion of the market utilisation of the technologies created at the University. 10 of the applicants won HUF 800.000 of financial and 2 months of mentoring support to implement their ideas.
In the Horizon2020 programme we obtained outstanding results, in the case of the applications submitted so far we have reached a success rate of 28%. Our TRADE4SD agricultural trade RIA application won in the second round, too. In this programme, the University – for the first time in the case of H2020 – is also the leader of a consortium consisting of 14 members. In addition, we have won a H2020 MSCFA IF tender for the first time, in the frames of which our university will be the host institution for an Italian researcher.
The creation of the CUB Knowledge Map has started and is in progress, and allows us to find out in which areas our teachers are outstanding and in which subjects they are pursuing their research, and we can get some information on the research work of the GEO department conducted jointly with students.
In the frames of the UIE, 118 students and teachers took part in the ‘gamification’ course organised for student innovation and awareness raising in the spring semester of the 2020/2021 academic year, where participants were able to learn more about the concept of gamification in higher education, thanks to the professsional work of the Teacher Training and Digital Learning Centre.
In addition to all this, the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) management regulations, that were last updated in 2011, have gone through some modernisation, too.
Among the 22 university applicants, the Corvinus University of Budapest closed phase 1 without prolongation and started the planning of phase 2 within 18 months. The activities started in phase 1 (H2020, CIR operation, student start-up competitions) will go on, with a minimum alteration in the project team. Additional details about future activities can be learnt from the staff and the central information and news released by Corporate and Institutional Relations and the Project Management