The cabinet has awarded the largest amount, HUF 5.2 billion, to the BrainVision Center, a knowledge and competence center named after Botond Roska, a neurobiologist who developed a pioneering procedure in vision restoration, and Balázs Rózsa, a medical physicist and founder of Femtonics Ltd., a microscope design and manufacturing company.
HUF 3.9 billion from the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Fund will be allocated this year to the science center with the main task being to prepare basic research for the diagnosis and therapy of vision restoration and other central nervous system diseases.
A further HUF 1.5 billion will be allocated to the Molecular Fingerprinting Center from the NRDI Fund to measure the “molecular fingerprinting” of blood to develop next-generation molecular diagnostics for health monitoring and disease detection.
The decision will provide a significant boost to the training of young researchers. As part of this, the government will provide HUF 500 million each year between 2022 and 2026 to support the publication and organization of the National Conference of Scientific Students (NCSD).
In addition, the budget for the Cooperative Doctoral Program will be increased by more than HUF 4 billion and the Limitless Future program by HUF 1.5 million.