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Construction of BME Science Park reaches a milestone

The campus in Budapest will have a total area of 30,000 square meters and meet 21st century requirements.

Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics and Chancellor of the BME Attila Kotán discussed the status of the new construction and reviewed the BME Science Park Program, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology told MTI on Monday.

A campus building with a total area of 30,000 square meters, meeting 21st century requirements, will be built on the site of the university’s former prefabricated buildings that had been out of use for years and have now been demolished. 

The new facility will house the start-up and R&D facilities of the university as well as offices for the National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO); the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH); and the Bay Zoltán National Applied Research Institute Network. 

The main research areas of the BME Science Park Program are high-tech materials and systems, artificial intelligence, 5G, Industry 4.0 and data science. It will also include the BME Z10 incubator, which was established in 2020, and the BME Balatonfüred Knowledge Center, which was inaugurated in October 2021, the ministry said in the statement.

For the participants, the new center will create additional opportunities for cooperation, enabling them to use the services of the campus, carry out professional corporations and research collaborations, and be involved in the RD&I activities of BME.

Construction started in September 2021 and is expected to be completed in six months.

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