Introduction

The European Union considers innovation, research and technology transfer to be the most important sphere of creating competitive advantage. Innovation is crucial in the enhancement of competitiveness and export capabilities of corporations. In the last decade, the most technology-intensive and innovation-oriented sectors were developing the most.

Innovation - that means adaptation to the changing economic environment and to the challenges of the future – is considered to be the European Union’s motor for development. Thus, Hungary also aims at the establishment and successful operation of an innovation system, the more efficient utilization of European resources and the improvement of resource absorption capacities and innovation expenditures.

The South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency helps this objective. It creates a suitable environment for innovation and facilitates the innovative actions of economic actors, through which the concept of sustainable development, quality of life and competitiveness is linked to innovation and the acquisition and propagation of knowledge.

Our owners are regional institutions with a high interest in innovation:

Tolna County Development Agency

Hungarian Association for Innovation

South Transdanubian Regional Development co.  

Somogy County Enterprise Centre Foundation (AVKKF- Baranya County Enterprise Centre; 
Tolna County Enterprise Development Foundation)

Our cooperations:

Cooperation with municipal and county governments

Cooperation with regional knowledge institutions (University of Kaposvár and University of Pécs)

Cooperation with regional industrial parks and chambers

International cooperations, inter-regional cooperations (Horizon 2020, programmes of European Territorial Cooperation)

Development of professional relationships with local, national and international organizations 

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