BME Innovation Day
16 June, 2022

BME is organising the BME Innovation Day again this year, building on a long tradition. The aim of the event is to make BME the Center for University – Insudtry Cooperation organisation responsible for innovation:

  • Demonstrate the innovation results achieved through industry-university collaborations,
  • Raise the interest of current and future university partners in the opportunities for joint cooperation with BME,
  • Present our Knowledge Centre in Balatonfüred (8230 Balatonfüred, Fürdő utca 17/b.).

Every year, the organisers invite a KEYNOTE speaker to present the current business trends of the year in an accessible, lively 20-minute talk. This year’s KEYNOTE speaker will be Thierry Klein, CEO of NOKIA BELL LABS, who will give a presentation on „Shaping the Future of (Industrial) Collaborative Business Creation”.


BME Competence Fair
17 June, 2022

Would you like to:

  • expand your international network, find new academic and industry partners from  Hungary and all over Europe?
  • grab an easily accessible opportunity to meet fellow researchers working on the same field?
  • know more about the research we are doing at BME and get in touch with us through an easy-to-use and fun networking platform?
  • start building your own international network as an early career researcher
  • find partners for upcoming Horizon Europe calls in all Clusters and Widening?

The BME Competence Fair is a first of its kind program for showcasing research and creativity, disseminating results and facilitating multidisciplinary cooperation. The aim of the event is to facilitate the meeting of like-minded experts from all over Europe for future research collaborations and European grant applications.

The hybrid (online and in-person) event will provide various opportunities for building connections: research pitches, thematic breakout room discussions and networking sessions. The program will also feature panel discussions on trending topics of the European Research Area.

The networking will be facilitated by an innovative mobile application (Whova) for setting up smart profiles, initiating 1:1 or group discussions around topics of interest and organizing meetups.

The networking application is already active – upon registration (please scroll down for the registration form) you are going to receive an invitation and instructions how to enter the platform.

Tips how to make the most out of Whova networking possibilities to begin connections that last during and after the rest of the event:

  • set up your profile or import info from your LinkedIn account. Based on the interest areas you indicate, you are going to receive recommendations whom to contact.
  • send 1:1 messages to participants, launch a conversation, exchange contact information
  • create discussion topics and invite like-minded colleagues to talk about your research interests and potential collaborations
  • initiate virtual meetups, promote them via the community wall for potentially interested participants and invite attendees
  • upload photos or videos to the community wall
  • participate in the Speed Networking session, where you are randomly assigned to a virtual table and have the chance to meet a variety of interesting people from various research fields
  • share your profile, meetup or community via your favourite social media channels


You can download the research pitch template: Competence Fair 2022 research pitch template

BME Innovation Day and Competence Fair Registration Form

In case of queries please contact the organizers: Dr. Borbala Schenk, Chief European Research Funding Advisor at



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