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Scientists and business executives gather for regional cooperation

Romanian-Hungarian cooperation initiatives within the business and academic work frame show promising results. The scientific conference held in Pécs, Hungary in May 2010, pointed out the major contribution that business environment can bring for the academic one and vice-versa. Restrained to the IT&C industry, the conference aimed to assure a matchmaking session for local companies from Cluj, Romania and Pécs, Hungary.

Location: Faculty of Economics, University of Pécs, Hungary

Timetable: 28th of May, 2010

Event organized by:  IveTár – Association of Information Technology Leaders, Pécs, Hungary

Framework: National Civil Program

Project code: NCA-NK-09-F-0507 Határta-LAN)

Special thanks to professors: Mr. Péter DOBAY and Mr. József FICSOR

The Transylvanian – Hungarian bilateral scientific conference analyzed the economical impact of information technology on the regions of Transylvania and Pécs: Hungarian company executives from Cluj, information technology leaders from Hungary – Pécs region and honours of Hungarian Universities from Pécs shared their experiences and views about how to reach to a closer cooperation between industry activity and research work.

The Hungarian Technical Scientific Society of Transylvania (EMT) was represented by Walter BREM from  Codespring and dr. László BARABÁS from Evoline. The invitees could hear about the ongoing projects and technical know-how portfolio of two important software companies from Cluj, Codespring and Evoline, and could get a closer glimpse into the IT education system of the Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj.

Gábor GAZSÓ, the representative of NJSZ Smart Card Forum talked about the usage of smart cards in the Hungarian society and formulated research alternatives in this domain.

Attila TÓTH, from SL Software Consult Hungary LLC and Ferenc BRACHMANN, from the South-Danube Information Cluster shared the experiences of a successfully implemented GOP 1.3.1. project about Framework for Electronic Administration.

Students from the University of Pécs, Hungary have presented two projects they have been working on, under the professional guidance of IveTár and EMT: the first project sketched the content and technical plan of the IveTár – EMT sub portal, followed by the second project entitled ‘Information society’ with focus on data gathering and expansion.

The conference ended with a visit at a local software development company, at Dexter LLC where the guests could get more information about CooSpace, a software application having a major contribution to administration process automation at the University of Pécs: timetable, course plan, examination system, and professor – student virtual intercommunication, exam grades, studied subjects.

Both EMT and IveTár participants regarded the event as an excellent matchmaking session and expressed intention to continue professional cooperation in the form of student exchange and joint projects.