'Science, innovation, competitiveness'

Date: 3rd of May, 2019 9:00-19:00 

Venue: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Building “A” (1111 Budapest, Egry József u. 20-22.) 

Program: Invited lectures will be given about research infrastructures, and various neutron application examples of materials research. Tell us your story. Participants are encouraged to contribute by 15 min oral or poster presentations. Presenters are requested to submit a half-page abstract upon registration or by sending it to the conference email

Conference language: English (no translation will be provided). 

Scope: The European Union and the Hungarian Government pay special attention to promote innovation and the efficient transfer of scientific results into industrial applications, so improving their economic impact. This conference is a one-day journey from inspiration to impact which aims to bring together experts, new-comers, students already using, or potentially interested in utilizing research infrastructures, in particular neutron techniques available at the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC)Research performed with neutrons lies at the heart of a number of challenges and questions encountered by the modern society. The Budapest Research Reactor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences via its user organisation the BNC – the largest research infrastructure in Hungary - is a significant entity of the European neutron landscape. BNC, the organiser of the Conference, is devoted to applications of neutrons for industry, healthcare and cultural heritage. This one day event on the 3rd May, 2019 is sponsored by the SINE2020 project* (within the framework of H2020), in which BNC is one of the 12 EU partners. The SINE2020 project focuses on industrial partnership, so that the meeting is foreseen as a conference of the university units with strong industry relations. 

We hope, this conference will strengthen the partnership between the actors from the academia and the industry and researcher from the Budapest Neutron Center. 

Participation: The organizers expect attendees from the academia and industry in Hungary and abroad. Professors and students from universities, as well as managers, experts, engineers from industry are encouraged to actively participate. The conference enjoys strong support and engagement of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. (The number of attendees is limited to 150)

*SINE2020 receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654000.