ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary Kft – Hungary
Ateknea Solutions brings together four research and innovation companies operating at a European level for over 15 years. The group will pool the expertise and know-how of more than 130 professionals working in Catalonia, Hungary, Malta and Poland. Our goal is to gain faster access to new sectors and markets, and to innovate within a cosmopolitan and technologically advanced context. Our company aims to assist European SMEs in transforming their innovative ideas into marketable products and services crucial for their success. Ateknea offers tailor-made services for innovation, with expertise covering a wide range of engineering and scientific areas.
ITM Hungary Kft – Hungary
ITM Hungary was established for the development and exploitation of scientific achievements and inventions in the domain of regenerative medicine. The business objective of ITM Hungary is to become a significant player on the global market of medical technology providers.
The company was created in december 2004. Its main focus is to develop breakthrough implants for ENT surgery. In the course of these research tasks they have developed a strong knowledge in biomaterial, especially with Titanium. In 2013 they announced the world-wide first implant of an artificial Larynx in a patient. ProTIP is currently expanding its range of implants toward other fields of surgery. The company performs all activities from fundamental research to distribution and clinical support of hospitals. They develop, patent, manufacture, sell and support their implants all across Europe and Middle East. Protip is certified ISO 13.485 and as such is an authorized manufacturer of implantable medical devices.
„MED GRUPE“ was established in the year 2000. First 3 years the company was working only as dental clinic, however in 2004 it was reorganized into wholesale distributor of dental products. The company’s activities are trade, export, import, individual training, and conferences.
The TU Dresden is one of eleven German universities that were identified by the German government as an ‘excellence university’. TUD has about 36.500 students and almost 5319 employees, 507 professors among them, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today. TU Dresden is strong in research, offering first-rate programmes with an overwhelming diversity, with close ties to culture, industry and society. As a modern full-status university with 14 departments it offers a wide academic range making it one of a very few in Germany. TU Dresden is the largest university in Saxony.
As a “synergetic university” TU Dresden closely cooperates with external research institutions, cultural, industrial and social organisations. In 2009 TU Dresden started an association of 14 cultural and research institutions called DRESDEN-concept (Dresden Research and Education Synergies for the Development of Excellence and Novelty), which is unique in Germany.
The university emphasises interdisciplinary cooperation, and in both teaching and research its students participate early on in research. More specifically: interdisciplinary cooperation among various fields is a strength of the TUD, whose researchers also benefit from collaborations with the region’s numerous science institutions – including Fraunhofer institutes and Max Planck institutes. In recognition of the TUD’s emphasis on applications in both teaching and research, leading companies have honoured the university with currently thirteen endowed chairs. The TUD prides itself for its international flavour and has partnerships with more than 70 universities worldwide. Furthermore, TUD is the only university in East Germany which has been granted a graduate school and a cluster of excellence in Germany’s excellence initiative.
Recent research activities are in the areas of (i) matrix engineering (design of artificial extracellular matrices to improve healing processes), (ii) bio surface engineering (methods for designing defined biochemical and physico-chemical surface properties of biomaterials surfaces), (iii) synergistic cellular microenvironments (design of cellular microenvironments that combine defined biochemical and physical stimuli). All these experiments are combined with extensive biological investigations using stem cells and bacteria. In cooperation with surgeons we do in vivo µCT-analysis of healing responses to scaffold and implant materials.
More than 110 departments and institutes operate within the structure of eight faculties. About 1100 lecturers, 400 researchers and other degree holders and numerous invited lecturers and practising expert specialists participate in education and research at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Approximately 800 of the university’s 14.000 students are from 50 countries abroad. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics issues about 70% of Hungary’s engineering degrees.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering was established in 1889. The main objective of the Department was to give brief knowledge about the theoretical basics of mechanical technology. Additionally the applying of fatigue testing examinations has been started first in the country. After the Second World War, the main profile of the Department was metals and metals technology. Later the metallography and material examination, technology of structural materials and the welding also become the part of the lectures. From the middle of the 60’s the education of forming has been started.
In 1960 the training of the welding- materials examiner- and forming engineers was started. The PhD-course in the field of applied materials science belongs to the Department since 1993. In Hungary the Department has a main role in the examinations of mechanical properties, the fracture mechanic and the formability examinations, precision casting, induction heat treatment, X-ray examinations of welded joints.
From 1992 the Department’s subjects contains the education of occupational safety and health. At the same time a new research field was established: medical technology.
The research topics, which started long ago and the new fields now exists together in the education and research work. Nowadays the main research fields are: welding, heat treatment, destructive and non-destructive materials testing, forming, steels, alloying, FEM, laser cutting, nanocrystalline materials and medical technology.
Concerning the size of the University of Szeged, it is one of the biggest university in Hungary, with nearly 30,000 students and more than 7,000 employees altogether, including about 2,200 academic staff. At present the University has 12 faculties covering the fields of arts, sciences, law, economics and business administration, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, health sciences, education, agriculture and music. It also provides quality education at the levels of Bachelor, Master, scientific (PhD), higher-level vocational and postgraduate specialist training programmes. The University’s educational mission also embraces medical assistance, conducting internationally competitive research activities and fulfilling its role as a research university. The wide scope of its research and creative activities include basic and applied research, creative arts, product- and service development.
University of Szeged, Hungary, Faculty of Dentistry, 6 Departments: Dept. of Oral Surgery, Dept. of Prosthodontics, Dept. of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Dept. of Operative and Esthetic Dentistry, Dept. of Peridontology, Dept. of Oral Biology and Experimental Dental Research. The Research Laboratory in integrated in the Dept. of Oral Biology and Experimental Dental Research. Type of personnel: clinicians and researchers (biologists, biophysicist, PhD students). Equipment: atomic force microscope (AFM), Nikon research microscope, rotary microtome, equipment for cell culturing, etc.
The aim of the research activities of the Department of Oral Biology and Experimental Dental Research is to promote basic research (namely, bio-integration of alloplastic materials) in dental sciences, to develop and apply new materials and healing methods in the classic and modern dental practice. The research infrastructure presently available offers a suitable background for carrying out not only basic research but also clinical research in several special areas. The research areas are continuously expanding due to the new PhD students and to the different specialties of the senior scientists who joined the Department/Faculty to fulfill the requirements of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee.