The Joint Committee meeting of the Hungarian-Korean Science and Technology cooperation took place on 28 March 2018 in Budapest, where parties agreed to the project based development of their bilateral cooperation and approved a working programme for the coming years. The Korean delegation was led by Chang Whan Ma, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), his Hungarian partner was József Pálinkás, President of the NRDI Office.
Based on the achievements so far, in the future the parties commit to increasingly focus on large-scale research projects that can be applied in high-tech industries, primarily in such fields as health industry, biotechnology, material sciences, ICT and environmental technologies. As a key instrument of this intention, a joint call for proposals will be launched in May which, from the Hungarian side, will be financed with a budget of HUF 200 million (approx. EUR 656,000) from the NRDI Fund.