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Innovation Minister: Hungarian-German Research Cooperation to Be Expanded with Fraunhofer

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.24.

Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics discussed the possibility of expanding bilateral research cooperation with Reimund Neugebauer, the president of Germany’s Fraunhofer Society, an applied research organisation, on Friday.

Palkovics and Neugebauer identified areas of prospective cooperation in the sectors of defence, quantum computers, artificial intelligence and food safety, the innovation and technology ministry said in a statement.

They explored the possibility of including Fraunhofer in defence industry and security research activities in a bilateral project under which Germany’s Rheinmetall is building a plant for making Lynx infantry fighting vehicles in Zalaegerszeg, in western Hungary, next the ZalaZONE vehicle test track for autonomous vehicles under construction.

Cornerstone Laid for Plant to Make Lynx Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Cornerstone Laid for Plant to Make Lynx Armoured Fighting Vehicles

The foundation stone of a 60 billion forint (EUR 169m) plant was laid in Zalaegerszeg, in western Hungary, to manufacture Lynx infantry fighting vehicles in cooperation with German defence industry company Rheinmetall, on Thursday. Addressing the ceremony, László Palkovics, the innovation and technology minister, said that out of the 218 Lynx KF41 next generation combat […]Continue reading

Fraunhofer, which operates a computer science research platform with IBM near Stuttgart, could also be included as a partner in a Hungarian-German supercomputer development project, under which a 5 petaflop supercomputer would be built at the Debrecen University, in eastern Hungary, in cooperation with a Stuttgart-based university centre by early 2022.

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