At the invitation of Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Technology and Industry, Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Minister of National Defense of Hungary, and Minister of Culture and Innovation János Csák on the morning of Saturday, November 5 at it’s test track in Zalaegerszeg took a visit to our country’s best research and development infrastructure, the largest in Europe and one of the most modern in the world, .
László Palkovics said that this is not only a vehicle industry test track, but also one of the most developing innovation ecosystems in the world. “The government’s objective was to support the operation of the Hungarian automotive industry with the test track, but the test track began to attract other technical fields as well. Universities and researchers have appeared, two international companies are already building their own research institutes, and Rheinmetall’s new factory is also being built here,” said the Minister of Technology and Industry.
During the visit, Minister of National Defense Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky explained that a very important part of military development is the knowledge built around the tools. In front of Rheinmetall’s future combat vehicle factory building, he added that the Zalazone experiences, knowledge and technology here are of particular importance in the development of the armed forces.
János Csák, Minister of Culture and Innovation, emphasized that an innovation environment has been created here, where universities, private companies, state developers and research institutes work together. He emphasized that Hungarian companies can be created or developed from innovations and research results that can enter the international market, or gain a greater role as domestic suppliers in the automotive industry and other industries.