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Creating the Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine

Objective

Existing European disparity in research and innovation performance is a barrier to competitiveness and growth. To overcome this disparity, the leading institute in molecular life sciences and three research universities of Hungary have joined forces forming a new Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine (HCEMM). These institutions have the necessary basic research and clinical portfolio to initiate a joint translational research program and eventually deliver high impact results. Engagement of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and its long term experience in partnerships for molecular medicine provides guidance and technical support to achieve these goals, particularly bringing new research culture and management approaches including selection, regular evaluation and internationalization of independent groups. Joining of Hungary to EMBL by 2014 is a strong basis of this partnership. Commitment of the Hungarian Government towards establishment of HCEMM is clearly demonstrated by its coordinator role via the National Innovation Office which is responsible for research, development, innovation and the national S3 strategy. A joint management structure will be developed to assess basic research and clinical strengths of participating institutions, to identify key clinical areas of research where unmet medical needs exist and to pair basic research groups with clinical researchers to form translational research units for tackling these problems. All partners in the consortium will actively contribute to prepare a business plan of long-term sustainability and then to establish legal autonomy, location and proper resources of HCEMM. HCEMM is expected to demonstrate feasibility of the teaming concept by realizing synergistic research efforts that builds on the specific strengths of the participants and needs. Technological platforms will also be jointly established. Intense technology transfer, shared PhD and clinical research training will serve the key goals.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

SGA-CSA - Specific Grant agreement and Coordination and Support Action

Coordinator

NEMZETI KUTATASI FEJLESZTESI ES INNOVACIOS HIVATAL
Address
Kethly Anna Ter 1
1077 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 104 250

Participants (5)

SZEGEDI BIOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 69 000
Address
Temesvari Korut 62
6726 Szeged
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 91 000
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 69 000
Address
Ulloi Utca 26
1085 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 69 000
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 610
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations