Business Opportunities for Hungarian companies in the UK

 Conference organized by the Hungarian Spin-off and Start-up Association in partnership with the British Embassy


Hungarian Association for Innovation

ICT Association of Hungary

Hungarian Biotech Association


Date: 16th October, 2013

Venue: British Embassy – Old Banking Hall and Conference Room

 1051 Budapest, Harmincad u. 6.

Objective of the conference:

The conference is aimed to present opportunities for innovative Hungarian companies to do business in the UK, show first hand best practice from Hungarian tech exporter, and provide advise how to utilize UK’s incentive systems for setting up and running technology SMEs.

The conference also aims to provide an exclusive forum for top managers of Hungarian hightech SMEs to network with experts from UK and successful businesspeople and provide opportunity for one-to-one meetings with conference presenters.


8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 9.15 Opening speech by Jonathan Knott, British Ambassador

9.15 – 9.30 Opening speech by Gábor Vicze, President, Hungarian Spin-off and Start-up Association

9.30 – 9.45 Doing business in the UK by Kate Marshall, Director, Strategy, Policy & Local Engagement, Investment Group, UK Trade & Investment

9.45 – 10.15 How patent based businesses are incentivized: the Patent Box law by Tony Hughes, Sector Champion for Digital Content, UK Trade & Investment

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 – 10.50 Experience of a successful Hungarian company in the UK – a case study by Gergely Darvas, Member of the Board, ThalesNano Inc.,

10.50 – 11.10 Identifying investor partners – Andrew Tarcy, Director, CE Capital

11.10 – 11.30 Example of a successful entry to the London’s infamous Tech City, Accelerator Programs – Jeremy Jauncy, Tictrac

11.30 – 11.50 Closing keynote: The first impressions of the current Hungarian Technological Accelerator –Incubator Programme – Dr Antal Nikodémus National Ministry of Economy

11.50 – 12.00 Q&A, Closing

12.00 – Networking Lunch

13.00 – 16.00 One-to-one meetings (participants & speakers) – pre-registration is required


Participation fee: the conference is free for the members of the Hungarian Spin-off and Start-up Association, Hungarian Association for Innovation, ICT Association of Hungary and the Hungarian Biotech Association but registration is required.

Registration without valid membership in the above mentioned organizations or without prior registration: HUF 19,900 + VAT

Please confirm your attendance and book your one-to-one meeting until 11 October 2013 by contacting Ms Hajnalka Polonyi (+36 1 429 6253, hajnalka.polonyi@fco.gov.uk).

Please note the following:

The official language of the conference is English and no translation will be provided.

We can only accept a limited number of registrations on a first come first served basis.

We can only accept cancellations until 11 October 2013.

Late cancellations and no shows will not be refunded.

Please note that photos are taken at our events and by participating you consent to those taken of you to be published on the Embassy’s website and/or in the Embassy’s publications.

The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme.

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