In the following, you can learn about several EU projects that we are currently involved in either directly or indirectly.

Collaboration for digital workplaces

The critical workforce situation on the digital labour market has – for the past few years – prompted IVSZ to consider, plan and formulate strategies and manifestos. The main result of this was the Digital Education Strategy (accepted in the autumn of 2016) which aims to make up for the shortage in the digital labour force market and proposes solutions for digitizing the public-, higher- and adult education as well as professional training. December 2016 saw the revitalization of the initiative as only a few days after the European coalition has been announced, the Hungarian Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was formed. In sync with the goals of the European coalition, the Hungarian initiative also aimed to decrease the number of vacancies in the digital sector on multiple fronts. IVSZ coordinated the initiative which united governmental and higher education institutions, bootcamp organizations and IT companies among many other relevant actors. The announcement of the Digital Labour Force Programme, the start of the BProf training, and the creation of Sectorial Skills Council all contribute to adequate solutions being born to help handle the shortage of the digital labour force.

 

 

HubIT - The HUB for boosting the Responsibility and inclusiveness of ICT enabled Research and Innovation through constructive interactions with SSH research

While more and more corporations consider CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) important, come up with dedicated strategies and execute activities, RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) is likely still unknown to most research-development and innovation organizations, or it is merely a form to be filled out during EU tender applications which usually discusses ethical questions. The European Union is laying more and more emphasis on EU supported companies being RRI compatible, meaning that such companies should – from the early stages of development – include society in their digital technology innovations. This is where the IVSZ supported HubIT project comes into play; the project’s main goal is to draw relevant companies’ attention to the RRI approach, to assert that the application of RRI plays a key role in the social acceptance of development and innovation, and lastly to increase the number of RRI compatible ICT projects. As a result of the project, there are 10 tools available for interested organizations which all help make sense of the concept of RRI and comply with its new expectations. The HubIT Metropolis’ beta version – whose parts embody these tools – has been available since the beginning of September. Apart from the online support, the events organized as part of the project execution also facilitate knowledge transfer and, in many cases, serve networking purposes.

Get to know the detailed objectives of the project as well as the 10 tools which help understand and adapt the RRI concept!

The execution of HubIT is supported by the European Union H2020 Research and Innovation Program.

 

 

Innoprovement – Transforming SME innovation programs to Industry 4.0 standards

No one denies anymore that the 4th industrial revolution is expanding and that, consequently, those manufacturing companies that do not utilize the most relevant Industry 4.0 solutions will fall behind compared to their competitors. There are numerous innovation programs (e.g. national operative programs) that already support the integration of Industry 4.0 solutions to increase competitiveness, but in many cases, these don’t yet meet Industry 4.0 standards. Under the professional supervision of IVSZ, the Innoprovement project will support 7 EU members in increasing their economic development- and innovation programs’ Industry 4.0 compatibility, meaning that tenders popularizing Industry 4.0 application will be more likely to meet the requirements dictated by the 4th industrial revolution.

The direct beneficiaries of the Innoprovement project will be small and medium-sized enterprises who can receive financial resources to support the execution of their Industry 4.0 developments.

The Innoprovement project is carried out as part of the EU’s Interreg Europe program.

Project website: https://www.interregeurope.eu/innoprovement/