This is the first practice-oriented, quality-assured programme on startups, market environment and the operation of innovative businesses that provides the same high level of training in every part of the country.
In 2019, the Expert Panel on Startups of the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office published a package of proposals for the startup ecosystem, including a proposal on the Hungarian Startup University Programme. The first e-learning course is going to be available in many universities across the country in September 2020, with the policy support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM).
There is a significant untapped potential in the heads of university students, and the market is always open to good ideas. However, there seems to be a long way to go before knowledge on innovation becomes widely available and before a good idea can reach the prototype and startup stage. The Hungarian Startup University Programme aims to speed up this process by introducing young people to the world of innovation and providing them a practical guide to starting a business.
Startup skills are in demand nearly everywhere
Students will develop an entrepreneurial mindset and solution-oriented thinking in the programme. The aim is not to produce thousands of startups but to spark interest in this world. However, if they feel like starting a business later on, we will give all the support they need – said Krisztián Kölkedi, senior adviser on youth strategy and startups of the NRDI Office.