National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)
István Szabó PhD is the vice president for science and international affairs at the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. An economist and researcher by profession, as VP at NRDIO Dr Szabó primarily focuses on the improvement of the national innovation ecosystem and is dedicated to making Hungary’s world-class RDI-output visible and accessible on an international level. Dr Szabó is an active researcher with special emphasis on research infrastructures and also a lecturer in the field of RDI at a number of higher education institutes like the Budapest Business School and the University of Pannonia. As the devoted ambassador of Open Science he has a plan of ever widening the network of OS-supporters throughout Hungary. Dr Szabó likes to spend as much of his free time with his family as possible. As an impassioned cyclist, he rides his bicycle to and from work almost every day.