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Dr. Viktor Łuszcz, president of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office met the AmCham Innovation PTF in January 2018

  • February 06, 2018
On January 18th, 2018, Dr. Viktor Łuszcz, President of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) and colleagues gave an overview of HIPO’s activities and goals at a high-level meeting organized with the AmCham Innovation Policy Task Force (PTF).

AmCham CEO Irisz Lippai-Nagy, together with PTF co-Lead Csaba Márkus, Board representative Bea Előd, and fellow PTF members engaged in an informative discussion with HIPO representatives about the possible ways of strengthening business-academic cooperation in research & development & innovation in Hungary, while AmCham activities in relation to fostering a stronger innovative ecosystem were also presented and discussed.

The Innovation PTF has been focusing on business-university R&D&I cooperation for many years now. In January 2017 a project titled “Business Meets Universities” was launched with the goal to initiate a dialogue that creates a mutually beneficial advantage, and cooperation with measurable benefits for both the academic and the business spheres. Since last year, a series of discussions and in-depth interviews have been organized to understand the key stakeholders’ views. One key area with regards to tech transfer activities of universities is developing a legally transparent ecosystem which promotes the creation and commercialization of intellectual property. Participants agreed that IP is the cornerstone of innovation, and there is a need for an increased focus and awareness of IP issues among all stakeholders.

At the meeting , AmCham handed over the new “Cooperation for a More Competitive Hungary 2018” recommendation package to President Łuszcz, and participants have agreed to continue discussions and to further explore possibilities of cooperation and joint projects.