Our Team for Hungary
Meet Eszter, our National Lead for Hungary!
What is your background?
I have been involved in EIT Climate-KIC programmes since 2022, when I started working for PANNON Pro Innovations, the main delivery partner of EIT Climate-KIC in Hungary. I have background in Energy Engineering and International Relations, at PANNON Pro I work as a project manager of cleantech entrepreneurship and educational programmes.
Why did you become a country lead?
Because it inspires and brings together cleantech entrepreneurs from all over the world. It is great to be part of this network where we support participants to transform their cleantech ideas into successful businesses.
Why do you think this competition is so important?
ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition. It is important because it globally boosts and supports cleantech ideas which could significantly help to tackle climate change.
How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?
We are passionate about connecting climate innovators from different fields and committed to build a strong climate innovation community in Hungary. We run our own Mini Accelerator for Hungarian cleantech idea holders and teams, we recruit startups to EIT Food and EIT Raw Materials programmes and we have been delivering several EIT Climate-KIC eduactional programmes, for example the Skills for Future and Girls Go Circular. Since 2014 – when PANNON Pro actively started delivering startup programmes – we have been incubated +200 startups and €1 million grant was distributed among the best ones.
What are the important deadlines for CLP Hungary 2023?
- Application deadline: 31 May 2023 (midnight)
- Online mini-course – prep for the Boot camp: Early June 2023
- Boot Camp: June 2023 (ONLINE)
- 6 Follow-up group sessions: July-August 2023 (ONLINE)
- Hungarian Final: August/September 2023 (ONLINE)
- Regional Final: October/November 2023 (ONLINE)
For further details please check out our Hungarian website.