EEUM receives Hungarian delegation linked to the space sector

The Hungarian-Portuguese Space Industrial Workshop Programme, involving Portugal Space, the AED Cluster and the UMinho School of Engineering, took place on 4 and 5 December.

On 4 December, received by Hungarian ambassador Dr Emília Fábián, the Hungarian delegation was made up of László Csurgai Horváth, from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME); Gergely Lipóczi, managing director, vice president of HUNSPACE, from Econ Engineering Kft. + Hungarian Space Cluster; Alexandra Széll from C3S Kft; and Erika Rácz from Julius Globe Kft. presented the organisations they represented, and watched Portugal Space and AED Cluster being presented by Hugo Costa, a board member, and Ivo Viera, Vice-President of the respective organisations.

After the presentations, there was a round table discussion involving all the participants on the Hungarian and Portuguese space sectors, as well as possibilities for cooperation under the Horizon2020 programme or other international projects.

The Hungarian participants were also able to visit the Lusospace company, an initiative organised by the AED Cluster.

On 5 December, the delegation, accompanied by the Hungarian ambassador, was received at the School of Engineering, on the Azurém campus, by its President, Professor Pedro Arezes, and Professor Gustavo Dias, Director of the Aerospace Engineering Courses and President and CEO of Stratosphere, where the institutional presentation of the University of Minho and the School of Engineering was made.

This was followed by visits to the DTx and Done Lab facilities, as well as to PIEP.

For the President of the School of Engineering, Professor Pedro Arezes, this visit “allowed us to make contact with various Hungarian organisations working in the aerospace industry, whose delegation travelled to Portugal to establish links with Portuguese companies and universities working in this area. The presence of the Hungarian ambassador on this visit demonstrates the Hungarian authorities’ strong interest in establishing these partnership networks with Portugal.”