How companies and universities can make a real win-win situation

Haiman Éva | 2022-11-15
In today's age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, the importance of collaboration between companies and different educational institutions is increasing. In this article, we will report on long-term or project-specific collaborations that have been established in recent weeks, benefiting higher education institutions and their students as much as businesses.

Corvinus University and MVM

In the context of the cooperation, MVM Group provides professional support for the training courses of the Corvinus University of Budapest. Its employees participate in the development of teaching materials tailored to the needs of the company, provide expert support for educational background work, offer consulting services for the preparation of theses and TDK dissertations, act as guest speakers, organise factory visits to share their professional experience with university students, and offer work placements. Corvinus also undertakes to help the MVM Group select the most appropriate trainee candidates, to contribute to the professional training of its staff, and to perform research and methodological development on topics requested by the company.

Consortium between MATE and Energofish-Czikkhalas

A consortium of the Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Energofish and Czikkhalas Kft. is working on a project worth more than HUF 700 million to develop environmentally friendly fishing gear and technologies for the production of two native fish species.

Amongst others, the project included the development of a product that could replace shotgun pellets used in fishing. Lead, which is toxic to the ecosystem, is estimated to be consumed in the EU fishing tackle trade at a rate of 6,000-8,000 tonnes per year. The new product would be produced using a similar or higher atomic weight material, which is safer for the environment. In addition, rubber maize, which is also used in large quantities as fish bait, would be transformed so that it can degrade relatively quickly and completely in nature.

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MATE and Béke Agrár Kft.

A sensor will monitor the health parameters of cattle, for the development of which the consortium of Béke Agrár Kft., a livestock breeding company based in Orosháza, and the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE) has won a development grant from the European Union worth HUF 600 million.

The R&D project aims to develop a lifetime wearable, wireless rechargeable, slowly discharging sensor for cattle that monitors body temperature, movement activity and position. And through a phone app, it sends an alert to the owner if intervention is required. Based on heart rate analysis, this would allow early detection of diseases, stress conditions, and reliable indication of breeding and calving.

TF and MTK

Even if it is not a traditional corporate cooperation, the recent cooperation between the Hungarian University of Sports Science (TF) and the Sándor Károly Football Academy of MTK Budapest is a win-win situation.

Students of the institution can benefit from being able to attend training sessions and courses at a high level academy. And TF is pleased when clubs are open to their scientific results, use them in practice and do not “just” do research for books and studies.

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