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Establishing the Hungarian Center of Excellence for Molecular Medicine in partnership with EMBL

Objective

After having identified the barriers hindering European level competitiveness in the field of molecular medicine for Hungary, the University of Debrecen, the University of Szeged, the Semmelweis University and the Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences united to create the Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine (HCEMM). They were joined by the National Research, Innovation and Development Office representing the Hungarian Government as project coordinator and by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory as leading scientific institution.

The goal of creating HCEMM is to develop a “game changer” organization in the form of a non-profit Ltd. which catalyzes reforming changes in the research culture and makes impact in the regional development of three Hungarian “knowledge regions”. The organizational and management model will ensure autonomy and scientific excellence with an international evaluation system. Research groups will be pursuing in cross cutting fields and will be reviewed every 5 years in order to ensure scientific excellence. Advanced core facilities, effective technology transfer and vibrant links to industry will also be provided. The headquarters will be in Szeged and the research groups will be located in state of the art facilities in Szeged and in Budapest. EMBL and HCEMM Nonprofit Kft. will conclude a partnership agreement, ensuring a continuous transfer of institutional, research and collaborative expertise, and access to the EMBL partnership network in Europe and beyond.

Financing stability of HCEMM will be based on 52 M € coming from H2020 Teaming, the Hungarian Government and the founding institutions. For the long term sustainability the Governmental commitment and the financial support of the founding institutions will be gradually supplemented by increasing streams of income from diverse grant schemes, technology transfer, services, industrial collaborations.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-TeamingPhase2
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Coordinator

HCEMM NONPROFIT KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Hungary
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 12 543 203,75

Participants (6)

SZEGEDI BIOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 388 500
Address
Temesvari Korut 62
6726 Szeged
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEBRECENI EGYETEM

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 388 500
Address
Ulloi Utca 26
1085 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 388 500
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 000 000
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEMZETI KUTATASI FEJLESZTESI ES INNOVACIOS HIVATAL

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 288 606,25
Address
Kethly Anna Ter 1
1077 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)