The joint exhibition of the Fraunhofer Society and SZTAKI was opened at the Stuttgart Science Festival, with speeches by András Izsák, Consul General of Stuttgart, Thomas Bauernhansl, Director of Fraunhofer IPA, and László Monostori, Director of SZTAKI. The opening ceremony was also attended by Engelbert Westkämper, former Director of Fraunhofer IPA.
A delegation from the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT arrived at the Institute on December 3, 2021, to attend presentations on the operations and objectives of SZTAKI and the programs and developments of the national laboratories led by SZTAKI.
Megalakult a Mesterséges Intelligencia Koalíció (MI Koalíció) Balatonfüreden. Palkovics László innovációs és technológiai miniszter hangsúlyozta, a koalíció magalapításában ölt testet Magyarország válasza a mesterséges intelligencia generálta kihívásokra, platformot teremtve az ezen területen dolgozó szervezetek együttműködéséhez. Monostori László akadémikus, intézetünk igazgatója az MTA SZTAKI és az IPAR 4.0 Nemzeti Platform Szövetség nevében is aláírta az egyezményt.
Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, announced the foundation of 16 National Laboratories at a press conference at the University of Pécs, Hungary. The National Laboratories are formed as consortia of research centers, universities and industry. Two of the National Laboratories, the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory and the National Laboratory for Autonomous Systems, are led by the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Hungary.
Thomas Schmidt, Saxon Minister for Regional Development, and his delegation visited SZTAKI on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. The guests were welcomed by the leaders of the institute: director László Monostori, and scientific director József Bokor.
Dr. László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology has announced at the Infotér (Info Space) Conference that in 2020 the Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence will be established under the leadership of SZTAKI. The Centre will be formed by the Hungarian AI Coalition created in the frame of the Digital Welfare Programme (DJP). SZTAKI will be its leader, the members come from the research institutes and institutions of higher education.
His Excellency, Mr. Volkmar Wenzel, Ambassador of Germany in Budapest and Mrs. Krisztina Hodosiné Márton, Counsellor for Science, Environment and Agriculture at the Embassy of Germany in Budapest paid a visit to the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI) on July 16, 2019.
As of November 1, 2018 the national scientific publication registry system called Hungarian Scientific Bibliography (MTMT) is supported by a new software system (MTMT v.2.0). The Department of Distributed Systems at MTA SZTAKI has developed the new version, on behalf of and in close cooperation with the Library and Information Centre of MTA during the past 4 years.
EU Industry Days 2019 focused on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event, on 5-6 February, demonstrated how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and provided input for future policy making. EU Industry Days gathered around 1,800 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society.
In order to demonstrate the end of a current 2-year-long R&D joint project, MTA SZTAKI and the consortium-leader HEPENIX Ltd. had jointly organized a conclusive event for a large number of industry-oriented experts. The target of the INTRO:4.0 project was to support and enable SMEs and other industrial enterprises to introduce new industrial technologies, offered by the international movement named Industry 4.0. The project aimed to serve Use-Cases, digital technologies to the manufacturing and other industrial companies.
In order to deepen the scientific collaboration, the two partners are organizing a German-Hungarian Innovation Day entitled “Partnership for Innovation and Excellence,” which will be held on the premises of MTA SZTAKI in Budapest on May 25, 2018. High-caliber speakers at the event will include Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Prof. László Lovász, President of MTA, Prof. László Monostori, Director of MTA SZTAKI and head of the Fraunhofer-SZTAKI partnership, and László Palkovics, minister for Innovation and Technology. The event will also include the official opening of the offices of the newly established corporation EPIC InnoLabs Non-profit.
In year 2017, already the 26th Hungarian Quality Week and its connected conference were organised in the headquarter of the Hungarian Standards Institution under the motto: “Positive aspects of change”. Our colleague, Dr. Zsolt János Viharos hold a presentation entitled “Quality Aspects of Industry 4.0” for the relative high number of participants.
“Industry 4.0 – the future of industry and engineering education” was the motto of the 15th anniversary of the engineering education celebrated by the region of Zalaegerszeg, mirroring its present, future and traditions, too. Our colleague, Dr. Zsolt János Viharos presented one of invited speeches entitled “Industry 4.0 from scientific viewpoint”.
A successful R&D project that was launched in 2015 is to be completed in June 2017 by the project consortium. The project was funded by the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Fund and it was coordinated by the Institute for Computer Science and Control (MTA SZTAKI). The technical objectives of the project were to define and implement a set of automated control functions for commercial vehicles.
The molecular diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases, which are highly endemic in Hungary, tumour and inflammatory diseases, and the development of essential manufacturing and logistics systems for industrial production will be the core focus areas of the two new domestic centres of excellence which were among the 10 winners in the “Teaming” research excellence programme, the most prestigious Widening actionl of the Horizon 2020 framework programme.