SAFEA delegation visits Hungarian R&D and Innovation Office

Updated: 2018-01-12

Yin Chengji, deputy administrator of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), led a delegation to the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDIO) to hold talks with President József Pálinkás on Dec 11.

SAFEA delegation visits Hungarian R&D and Innovation Office

SAFEA visits the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office on Dec 11.[photo/]

The two sides exchanged in-depth views on deepening exchanges and cooperation in science and technology innovation between China and Hungary and reached a basic consensus. József Pálinkás introduced the functions of the NRDIO and the state of innovation and development in Hungary's science and technology sector and reviewed the basic conditions for cooperation between the two sides over the past five years.

According to the cooperation agreement signed by both parties in 2012, from 2013 to 2017, under the coordination of the SAFEA, the NRDIO recommended a group of experts and scholars from key industries to come to China for the implementation of personnel exchange programs, and cooperation in agriculture, biotechnology, environment protection and energy.

The NRDIO supports scientific research institutions, universities and enterprises of China and Hungary in conducting joint R&D and industrialization cooperation in priority areas under the framework agreement between the two governments so as to continuously promote bilateral scientific and technological innovation and personnel exchange.

József Pálinkás said the NRDIO is willing to sign the next five-year cooperation agreement with SAFEA.

Yin thanked NRDIO for its support to China over the past five years, adding that with China's reform and opening-up an increasing number of foreigners are coming to China for innovation and entrepreneurship.

SAFEA has made great efforts in building scientific management system and service support for foreigners working in China in recent years. In particular, a series of attractive new policies in innovation and entrepreneurship for foreigners in China has been published.

Yin said SAFEA is willing to work with Hungary in the future to create more opportunities for pragmatic cooperation between the two sides.