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On 29 November 2022, a high-level delegation from the University of Transport and Communications (UTC) of Vietnam visited SZTAKI. The delegation was led by Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Long, President of the aforementioned University.
A conference on the ’Safety and Security Related Applications of UAVs in the Home Affairs Sector" was held in the Marble Hall in the Ministry for Home Affairs.
Dr Miklós Maróth, President of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network extended the mandate of Dr László Monostori as SZTAKI’s director by further 5 years.
The research and development (R&D) projects, developments and results of SZTAKI were presented to the delegation by the Institute's researchers. The American guests were mainly interested in aeronautical and automation solutions, therefore the programme was set accordingly.
In the frame of the 4th ZalaZONE Innovation Day that was held on 30 September 2022 (4ZZID), ARNL researchers and developers held several live vehicle demonstrations for interested visitors and for the representatives of the Ministry of Technology and Industry (TIM) at the ZalaZONE automotive test track.
Dr. Myung-Joon KIM, President of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) of South Korea, and his three high-ranking colleagues within ETRI visited Hungary on a scientific and research networking tour. The program of the tour was organised by the Ministry of Culture and Innovation.
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.
In the Innovation and Demo Space (IDS), some of SZTAKI’s most recent research and development results were presented and demonstrated. SZTAKI is part of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH).
The research advisor of the Systems and Control Lab of SZTAKI was awarded the medal for his "achievements in the field of control theory research and education".
The purpose of the visit in March was to learn about the activities of the Institute, with a particular focus on the national laboratories coordinated by the SZTAKI.
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.
Work on Hungary’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy is finished, announced László Palkovics, minister of innovation and technology on the 8th of September 2020.
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.