Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research
The BHO also serves as an ESC.
Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. was established in 1992 as the first non-profit research organization in Hungary. Today, the company is Hungary’s largest and most successful public institution for applied research. Its mission is to support the development of sustainable competitive advantage for Hungarian companies through innovation and technology transfer. RDI activities focus on the areas of material, laser and nanotechnology, biotechnology, ICT, environmental technologies, logistics and industrial production technologies and control engineering. The company has developed contacts with a large number of scientists, research institutions, universities, enterprises, multiplier organisations and governmental agencies in Hungary and abroad as well.
EURAXESS Services Centres
There are two ESCs. One is hosted by the BHO, Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. The other one, with national coverage, is hosted by the Tempus Public Foundation, a non-profit organisation dealing with education mobility programmes from primary to postgraduate education.
Local Contact Points
There are 12 LoCPs. Eleven are hosted by universities and colleges in various geographical regions of the country and one is located in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.
Structure of the national network
The employment of staff (2 persons part time,0.5 FTE) at the BHO is financed by the Network Call provided by the EURAXESS TOP II project.
The other ESCs and LoCPs employ contact persons who perform their duties related to EURAXESS part time, and are also engaged in other activities as required by their department and institution. EURAXESS contact persons come from departments and institutions whose activities are linked to research and mobility issues within the institutions, thus offering a logical link to EURAXESS activities.
|Full-time equivalent staff:||Number of persons:|
|BHO: 0.5||BHO: 2|
Declaration of Commitment (DoC)
Members of the national network have formally expressed their commitment to work in the network. This took the form of a letter signed by the head of the institution (rector in case of a university, director in the case of the Academy of Sciences). This letter is an equally binding document. However, signature of the Declaration of Commitment is under way with the entire network, with about 30% of the network members having already done so.
National funding of the EURAXESS Services Network
The EURAXESS Services Network is operated on a voluntary basis, with each participating institution funding its activities from its own budget. The only exception is the BHO, which is participating in EURAXESS TOP II, an FP7 project funded by the European Commission. Part of this project is the Network Call, which provides funding for the operation of the national EURAXESS network.
Target groups of the Bridgehead Organisations
- administrative staff
Target groups of the EURAXESS Services Centres/Local Contact Points
Relationship and communication between the BHO, the Steering Group for Human Resources and Mobility for Researchers (SG HRM), the National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Programme Committee
The BHO maintains a close link with the Hungarian NCP network, including the People NCP as well as the Hungarian PC member, with frequent communication. Moreover, A representative of the National Office for Innovation regularly attends the annual meetings of the Hungarian EURAXESS network.