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The main organiser of the event, BDVA, is an industry-driven international not-for-profit organisation with over 230 members all over Europe. BDVA focuses on enabling the digital transformation of the economy and society through Data and Artificial Intelligence by advancing in areas such as big data and AI technologies and services, data platforms and data spaces, Industrial AI, data-driven value creation, standardisation, and skills. BDVA has been the private side of the H2020 partnership Big Data Value PPP, the EuroHPC JU and also one of the founding members of the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership. BDVA has also developed a strong and growing cooperation with Gaia-X, IDSA and FIWARE through the Data Spaces Business Alliance (DSBA) and some national initiatives for Industrial AI.

AI & Aut Expo – we provide an exhibition space for local, regional and European industry, technology, research and innovation in AI and Autonomous Systems. A two-day event with plenary presentations by senior policy makers, industry and research leaders from Hungary and Europe.

The first event of the AI & AUT EXPO Budapest https://www.ai-expo.hu/ was held from February 14-15, 2023, showcasing Hungarian scientific and technical achievements in the fields of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. The event series is co-organised by the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), and Neumann Nonprofit Ltd, a governmental agency hosting the AI Coalition Hungary. The event features a large number of speakers from Hungary and abroad in multiple sessions, in addition to exhibitions from Hungarian industry, research institutes and universities to foster international and national professional connections, providing a platform for discussions, meetings, and activities. Targeting European research organisations, current industrial partners, AI Coalition companies, and SMEs from the AI accelerator program, the expo included a trade exhibition with key industry players like Audi, Bosch Rexroth, Clementine, Continental, 4iG, Nokia, and Magyar Telekom, to enhance Hungary’s global research and development standing.

Eötvös Loránd University is the largest and most prestigious university in Hungary. Currently, it has nine faculties and runs 50 bachelor, 120 master programs and hosts 17 doctoral schools. According to global university rankings, ELTE ranks among the top 5% of higher education institutions worldwide. It has an extensive international network of partner organisations, collaborating with more than 500 Erasmus partner institutions and 150 further bilateral international partners. ELTE is a member of several international university networks including EUA, Charm-EU, Coimbra Group, DRC, UNICA, Utrecht Network, and CELSA. Apart from focusing on research excellence, ELTE also aims to strengthen innovation, cooperation with businesses, and exploitation of research results. It has strategic cooperation with big companies, and 17 spin-off companies have been created at ELTE so far. AI research takes place in three research groups at the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Informatics.

Ideal-ist is the international Horizon Europe Cluster 4 digital National Contact Point (NCP) network, supporting research and innovation activities for the EU Framework Programmes. 

The founder of the Neumann Technology Platform, the Neumann Nonprofit Ltd., as a supporting institution of the Ministry for National Economy, supports the development of Hungarian industrial strategy, and ensures the creation of the operating conditions for platforms and coalitions for the development of the ecosystem of certain priority technologies, with special regard to 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Drone and Industry 4.0 technologies. The changing trends of today’s economy and technology not only affect everyday life, but also the economy and industry, posing challenges to both the national economy and competitiveness.  The Neumann Technology Platform is a think-tank created by this recognition, whose mission is to disseminate industrial and technological applications to the SME sector, large companies and public bodies, to promote technological change, to support the development of industrial cooperation, to ensure the quality of industrial technology processes, to observe international good practices and to incorporate them into domestic industrial policy. The Platform will devote particular attention to technological and industrial research, to contribute to the development and renewal of the pool of professionals needed in the relevant sectors.

The Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI, https://sztaki.hun-ren.hu/en), member of the Hungarian Research Network (HUN-REN), the state-owned chain of institutions, has nearly 300 full-time employees including about 80 with Ph.D, Centre of Excellence in Information Technology, Computer Science and Control of the European Union since 2001. As the first institute from the Central Eastern European region, ERCIM (European Research Consortium of Informatics and Mathematics) full member since 1994. Since 2010, SZTAKI hosts the Fraunhofer-SZTAKI Project Centre for Production Management and Informatics (PMI). Between 2020-2025, SZTAKI coordinates two national flagship projects, the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory and the Autonomous Systems National Laboratory.

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