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Organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre, the third instalment of the strategic conference aimed at regional development, think.BDPST, will be held on 28-29 March 2018. In 2018, the conference series, revolving around research, innovation, and future technologies, will focus on the future of transportation, the innovation potential of human-machine interaction, and urban innovation.

2018.03.28, WEDNESDAY, 17:00



Special Guest: Republic of Korea

At the unique professional program, there are speakers such as Dr Jacob Cohen, Chief Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Lord David Willets Board Member, UK Research and Innovation, Anat Lea Bonshtien, Chairman and Director of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative at the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel, and Dr József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office Hungary. For a full list of lecturers, please visit

Side events of think.BDPST include the Start-up Expo and the Young Leaders? Forum.

This year, seventeen start-ups from the field of innovation will introduce themselves as part of the Start-up Expo, where visitors will have the opportunity to meet the winners of Europe?s most prestigious start-up competitions.

The Young Leaders? Forum (YLF) welcomes young professionals, researchers, and managers, who would like to become chief actors in the field of innovation, urban planning, transportation, or the automotive industry. The Forum provides a platform to discuss their innovative initiatives and their possible applications. The main aim of YLF is to facilitate the establishment of multidisciplinary partnerships by connecting young innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, PhD candidates, and policy experts in public administration.

The main aim of think.BDPST is place Hungary and the V4 on the innovation map of Europe. think.BDPST is realised in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and with the support of the International Visegrad Fund. The event is the official programme of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Group 2017-2018.

Sponsors: Hungarian national lottery company (Szerencsejáték Zrt.), NNG Llc., Hungarocontrol, Eximbank. Exclusive partner: AUDI. Partners: PAIGEO, Budapest Enterprise Agency, Quantum Leap, CORDI Nonprofit Zrt. Media partners: Budapest Business Journal, Manager Magazin, Világgazdaság

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