Hungary will soon have access to research provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), it has been revealed.
Domokos Szász, vice-president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, said that Hungary is joining the international technology transfer network of the space agency and enterprises will have access to the proprietary knowledge and developments of space research.
Balázs Károly Solymár, deputy state secretary for National Development, said space research also helps to solve everyday problems in areas such as healthcare as well as increasing the efficiency of industrial production.
Due to the ESA accession, Hungarian small and medium-sized enterprises and research laboratories can introduce space technology developments in a number of industrial fields, such as the automotive industry, energy, as well as the construction and medical equipment industries.
Solymár concluded that Hungary contributes 2.3 billion HUF a year to the ESA, a significant part of which can be recouped by Hungarian enterprises.