Janos Csak

Minister: Hungary aims to be among top 10 most innovative countries by 2040

The government's aim is to propel Hungary into the top ten of the world's most innovative countries by 2040, Janos Csak, the minister of culture and Innovation, said in Gyor, in north-western Hungary, on Tuesday.

To this end, the government spends some 300 billion forints (EUR 790.4m) each year on innovation, with 2,100 billion forints spent over the last seven years, Csak said at the inauguration of the new building of the Science and Innovation Park.

He pointed to the Neumann Janos Programme aimed at fostering stronger ties between universities, research institutions, businesses and the financial sector with a view to strengthening the economy.

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