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Nokia Hungary turns 20 in Budapest/Hungary

Nokia Hungary is cutting-edge technology of the future developed in Budapest

 Press release
Hungarian R&D center of the Finnish company is world-leading in the field of artificial intelligence, intelligent network and 5G.

Nokia founded its Hungarian subsidiary 20 years ago. To celebrate the company is showcasing its 25 most important innovations developed in Hungary during a 3-day event. The company plays a major role in the Hungarian economy, employing more than 2,200 people Nokia’s Hungary-based R&D activity encompasses everything from artificial intelligence solutions and 5G networks gain to more traditional mobile switching centers.

A backpack which can be turned into a mobile network in emergency situations, a mobile application allowing communication between cars by sharing information real-time, Rubik’s Cube in augmented reality – just some of the visionary technological innovations that are being developed by Hungarian professionals at Nokia in Budapest. The Finnish tech giant founded its Hungarian technology center 20 years ago, and on this occasion the company showcases its 25 most important innovations developed in the country during a 3-day event.

Nokia has been present in Hungary since 1998. Nokia Skypark – the headquarters of the company located in Budapest – is home to one of the biggest information technology and telecommunication R&D centers in the country. Nokia plays a major role in the country’s economy and employs more than 2,200 people. Nokia’s Hungary-based R&D activity encompasses the company’s traditional telecommunication developments, within the frameworks of which artificial intelligence solutions and automation of fifth generation networks gain an increasing ground besides mobile switching centers. The local research center of Nokia Bell Labs performs fundamental research in the field of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, among other areas.

World-class developments by Hungarian professionals … On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Nokia’s presence in Hungary, the company organized a 3-day event between 8-10 October called Nokia Future X Days. With the event, Nokia opened its doors to its domestic and international ecosystem partners, industrial professionals and Hungarian university students from the field of engineering and information technology. Within the framework of the event, a high-level conference is organized, with an adjacent exhibition showcasing the 25 most important Nokia innovations developed in Hungary through live demonstrations.

Backpack turned into a cell tower, cars communicating, Rubik’s Cube in augmented reality … One of the most spectacular developments is a backpack-sized mobile network, called Nokia Ultra Compact Network. The small-sized, robust and easily transportable mobile network was specially designed for catastrophe situations, enabling participants of the rescue mission to create a 4G network in the affected area within minutes.

Within CUIC (Center for University-Industry Cooperation), research and development activity conducted together with Budapest University of Technology and Economics resulted in a conceptual demo showing the transition between the real and virtual world, demonstrating the power and almost limitless possibilities of 5G technology. Digitizing the physical world real-time, magical AR (augmented reality) glasses – connected with a few real and a virtual Rubik’s Cubes – showed how the real and the digital world will be merged in the near future. The Cube can be solved with the help of the AR glasses where users can see the movements on the real Cube in real-time. This is a significant innovation since digitizing the Cube requires huge data transmission, made possible by 5G and Nokia’s cloud-based solutions. Furthermore, the Car2X mobile application, which allows users to follow the movements of other vehicles via sensors built into drivers’ phones or smart license plates, also has been developed in Budapest. Cars communicating with each other can help drivers by sharing information real time – even in a traffic situation beyond direct visibility. By sharing relevant information that supports decision-making, transportation can be made safer while the driver experience is improved, and it can also have an impact in the field of vehicle insurance.

“Hungarian professionals at Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technology Center perform world-leading research and development activity in several fields of mobile technology. Future X Days provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the 25 most important technological innovations developed in Hungary. Participants could get insight into solutions based on artificial intelligence, 5G cognitive networks, V2X – communication solutions between vehicles and other devices – human and technology interfaces, DevOps development management platform, Open API, Edge cloud and other, cutting-edge technology solutions,”  said Gergely Mihálka, member of Nokia’s global Executive Management.

Besides research and development, Budapest is home to Nokia employees working in international finance, global procurement, human resources, talent acquisition and marketing.

About Nokia … We create the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

Update Aggie Reiter

The 4th Danube Regatta – Budapest – 2016.


This year’s Riverside Festival ready to provide you with pure sporting pleasure organised by  József Antall – knowledge Center – Budapest.

Saturday, 11 a.m.  – May, 7. 2016. -Budapest

The Rotaract clubs of Budapest are organizing also a Rotaract Streetball + Teqball Festival on the day of the Danube Regatta  Riverside Festival.

The Danube Regatta opening ceremony starting at 3.15 p.m. when by  universities cheerleader spectacular duel will take place!

Rowing in Budapest again for the 4th time … cheering is open for everyone who comes along and watch the year’s biggest inter-university’s  sport and culture best on and on the boardwalk of the River Danube – Budapest. Going to be a day of gathering, enjoying the sights-and-sounds floating on the water as the springs sunshine will surely fill the day with much joy and entertainment.

The rowing and dragon boat race will take place on stretch of the Danube in Budapest. The race start from the Parliament passing the Chain Bridge and ends at the Quay  – Budapest University of Technology. The observers may watch the participating universities rowers, by rowing eights made up of professionals. The dragon boats will feature students forged into teams during practice sessions leading up to the big race.

From Hungary 15 universities will paddle against each other in the dragon boat race, while the rowing eight competition will feature 6 Hungarian teams, aswell as the rowers from the Oxford and Cambridge universities. As in the previous years will fulfill a day of excitements and cheering will break the silence of the River Danube floating onwards.

Participating Universities: Andrássy Gyula German Speaking University – Budapest, Budapest Business School, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Central European University, Corvinus University of Budapest, Eötvös Loránd University, National University of Public Service, Óbuda University, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Semmelweis University, Széchenyi István University, University of Cambridge, University of Debrecen, University of Oxford, University of Pécs, University of Physical Education, and University of Szeged.

Timetable to the races:

4.25 p.m. – I. Regatta rowing race
5.20 p.m. – II.Regatta rowing race
5.50 p.m. – Dragon Boat-final
6.15 p.m. – Rowing Final
7.15 p.m. – Announcement of the results.

The “Capital Cup” competition teams will be ranked according their results in  three out four events. … Capital Cup … there are various projects aiming to join central and eastern European countries, especially those in the Danube region, in trade and culture, also sporting events are yet to become in common. In 2015 the three capitals Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna joined in a newly initiated Eights’ Cup. The Capital Cup promotes networking among rowers from the participating nations. The concept of bringing these three neighbouring countries closer together with a series of races seems very appealing, and with this cup,  there is high hope as to establish a new tradition.

In additional to the Riverside Festival, the newest hungarian invention, the game called teqball will be on the platform. Basically you will be able to play table tennis, just not with a table tennis racket and ball, but using your legs and a football. To enter the teqball game the fee is 2500HUF. Teams can be formed by two people. With the help of the entry fees paid by the participating teams and our sponsors generous contributions, the organizers wish  to support the Debrecen-Nagycsere-Halápi Reformed Mission Church. This community provides family and child protection, family daycare, help around the house, and services taking care in the farms and villages areas.

Bring your buddies along and play Streetball + Teqball for a good cause!

After the Riverside Race need not have to rush away from the venue, because then the party on the Boardwalk will begin with games and performance by the winners of the 2016 Sound of the University battle of the bands, and  DJs entertain the visitors on two stages late night until the festival ends.

Update by Aggie Reiter