National Research, Development and Innovation Office (Hungary) (NKFIH)

The National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) founded by the Act “about scientific research, development and innovation” (Act2014/LXXVI) accepted by the Hungarian Parliament (RDI law) with the aim to "create stable institutional framework for the governmental coordination of the national research, development and innovation ecosystem, provide predictable funding and implements an efficient and transparent use of available resources."

The RDI law created a unified National Research, Development and Innovation Fund (NRDI Fund) “to provide state support for research, development and innovation and can be used solely for this purpose. According to the Law on Public Finance the NFDI fund is separated state fund" and succeeds the former Research and Technology Innovation Fund and the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund. According to the RDI law the NRDI Office handles the NRDI Fund.

Creation of the NRDI Office and use of the resources of the NRDI Fund serve the scientific and economic competitiveness of Hungary, the effective involvement of Hungary in the forefront European Research Area, and initiate economic growth.

The NRDI Office of Hungary started to work on January 1st 2015 on the basis of the Hungarian Act2014/LXXVI about the scientific research, development and innovation.

The NRDI Office of Hungary is a national strategic and funding agency for scientific research, development and innovation, the primary source of advice on RDI policy for the Hungarian Government, and the primary RDI funding agency.


To develop RDI policy and ensure that Hungary adequately invest in RDI by funding excellent research and supporting innovation to increase competitiveness.


To prepare the RDI strategy of the Hungarian Government, to handle the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, and represents the Hungarian Government and a Hungarian RDI community in international organizations.


To be a world-class RDI funding agency, create an internationally attractable RDI environment in Hungary, and a stronger link of RDI to the economy and society for increase growth and prosperity.


  • Excellence
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Trust
Europe : Hungary
Institution type
Non French Institutions : Public research coordinating or funding body

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