General Information

Host Organisation
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd.

Office Address
Kondorfa utca 1. | 1116 Budapest | Hungary
Iglói út 2. | 3519 Miskolc | Hungary
Derkovits fasor 2. | 6726 Szeged | Hungary

Office Contacts Details
Csaba Edelenyi | +36 70 515 7174 |

Coverage Area

Availability for the Clients
Weekly Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 12:00 AM

Spoken Languages
Hungarian, English



Mr. Csaba Edelenyi – dipl. Mechanical Engineer

Specialised expert with a high level of technical knowledge, having experience in real production enviroments. Managed complete technical issues based on different customer requirements. His main job is to manage Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd’s new and released client contacts. Based on this experiences he is able to satisfy the KETGATE criteria according to the Business Advisor role.

About Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd.

Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research aims to contribute to the competitiveness and efficiency of Hungarian companies by providing services in innovation and technology transfer in cooperation with Hungarian and foreign partner institutions. We offer our customers – currently more than 200 companies – complex scientific and technological solutions in several areas of expertise, devised in a way to enhance their competitiveness.

We cooperate with institutions of the public sector, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and universities, and their respective research institutes. For these partners, we also act as innovation intermediaries through our applied R&D and technology transfer activities. As a think tank with a strong team of researchers and experts, we are able to meet the research and development needs of the industry from an idea’s conception to its realization at a high level of expertise. We actively participate in building international consortia, networking, and EU tenders in the field of R&D and innovation. Moreover, we offer business development services as a technology incubator.

Our mission is to act as a catalyst in national and international projects involving exceptional levels of technology, and creating high added value that is significant for the national economy and the well-being of society.

Ecosystem Area

Industry in Hungary produces over a quarter of gross value added (a considerably higher proportion of that than the EU-28 average). The performance of manufacturing, representing 95% of industrial production, increased – after two years of dynamic growth – by 1.4% in 2016. Output was up by 0.3% in the manufacture of transport equipment, accounting for the largest part of manufacturing output by 9.3% in electronic industry and by 1.4% in the manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products.

Automotive: The automotive sector is one of Hungary’s core industries and generates almost 21% of total exports. More than 600 companies employing a total of 100,000 people are active in the sector. Four large automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) have production facilities in the country: Suzuki, Audi, Opel, and Daimler. Serial production of Mercedes-Benz cars began in March 2012 in Kecskemét. Audi has been expanding since 2008 to establish the world’s second biggest engine plant in Győr, and an R&D centre, in addition to car assembly.

pharmaceuticals & Medical Technology: Hungary’s pharmaceutical industry with its century-long tradition is one of the most efficient and successful sectors of the Hungarian economy. With the most developed pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors in Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary provides an ideal base for life science companies planning further expansion in this region. Pharmaceutical exports reached USD 3.93 billion in 2011. The sector directly employs approximately 15,000 people. The majority of the companies are located around four life-sciences clusters: Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged and Pécs.

FOOD INDUSTRY: The food processing industry still remains one of the most important sub-sectors of the economy. Its export revenues are vital to Hungary’s overall trade balance. Hungary is the only net exporter of agricultural and food products in the CEE region. The industry generates 6% of the country’s exports. Most food industry companies (more than 85%) are micro-enterprises that employ fewer than 10 people. The share of foreign capital in the industry is 47%. The processing of meat, coffee and tea, and the manufacturing of soft drinks are the sectors with the highest share of FDI in the Hungarian food industry. Multinational companies involved in vegetable oil processing, and confectionary and snacks, for example, dominate the sector. There are about 200 large food producers altogether, two-thirds of which are owned by foreign investors. Large producers primarily use Hungarian raw materials. Recent data demonstrates the increasing share of FDI in the production of vegetable oils, which was the recipient of nearly half of the inflows of foreign capital into the food industry in 2011. The processing and preserving of fruits and vegetables and the manufacture of pet food have also been popular targets. Major foreign investors include Bonduelle, Bunge, Givaudan, Globus, Mars, Nestlé, POPZ, and Unilever.

Manufacturing industry is outstanding in Hungary. The ICT sector is steadily increasing. According to KET’s the weight of the automotive industry, machine building and pharmaceuticals have increased significantly.

The major part of the GDP‐proportionate R&D expenditures is tied to the manufacturing industry, and the contribution of the professional, scientific and technical activities and the education is considerable as well. Information and communication has a share of 5.9%. Within the manufacturing industry, pharmaceuticals have the greatest weight, while the combined R&D expenditures of vehicle construction, electronics and mechanical engineering remain below pharmaceuticals.

The innovation key actors are:
> Higher education research organisations (Universities)
> Academic Research Institutes (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
> Non-profit research organisations (i.e. Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research)
> Corporate research organisations
> Industrial R&D units (i.e. Bosch, Knorr-Bremse, Audi, GE, etc.)

Additional Services of Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd.

> Material and technology development
> Material development, joining, machining and coating technologies
> Development of industrial laser technology and production
> Engineering modelling
> Technological modelling
> Enviromental Protection Microbiology
> Assessment of bioremediation capacity
> Microcosm tests
> Microbe monitoring, identification, molecular biological test
> Training platform
> Facility and work enviroment virtualization
> Material characterisation
> Mechanical and non-destructive material tests
> Material structural testing
> Electrochemical tests
> Analytical tests
> KET4CleanProduction services: Support in applying for KET4CleanProduction micro-grant funding