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Hewlett-Packard (HP)
HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and business. It was founded in Palo Alto, California in 1939 and thus created what is now known as Silicon Valley. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services, and imaging and printing. They invent, engineer and deliver technology solutions that drive business value, create social value and improve the lives of their customers. The May 2002 merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer Corporation forged a dynamic, powerful team of 140,000 employees with capabilities in 160 countries and doing business in 43 currencies and 15 languages.

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Ministry of Education
The operation of the system of the public education activities is one of the responsibilities of the state, its governance is regulated by law. The rights to education specified in the Constitution of the Republic of Hungary are exercised through kindergarten education, education and tuition at school and education in student hostels. This theme covers the types of institutions providing public education services and the requirements of admission to the institutions and of the uses of the services.

The aim of the Hungarian Government’s economic policy is to establish the conditions of durable, fast-beat, balance-keeping, investment and export-leaded rise of the Hungarian economy. The main instruments of these are: promotion of the investment willingness, increasing of the competitiveness of companies, providing direct or indirect support to small and medium sized companies, the outstanding development of the infrastructure and the extension of the human capital by programs helping re-training and instruments of the income policy as well.

Danubius Hotels
Danubius Hotel and Spa Co. is established in 1972 by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, which has reassigned Grand Hotel Margitsziget (Budapest), Hotel Helikon (Keszthely), and transferred the construction license to Danubius to build Budapest Hilton. The Company has now one 5-star hotel and several, mainly 3- or 4-star hotels: 12 in Budapest (total 3273 rooms), 13 hotels and one hotels chain (total 3322 rooms) in the countryside, as well as 9 hotels in the Czech Republic and 21 hotels in Slovakia. Several kind of packages are offered such as: city offers, leisure, wellness & fitness, beauty and vital, spa treatment, business & conference.

Hungarian Patent Office
The Hungarian Patent Office was launched in 1896. It is an administrative authority with country-wide powers in the field of intellectual property. The tasks and competence of the Office are the preparation of intellectual property legislation, official examinations and procedures in the field of industrial property, central governmental information and documentation activities in the field of intellectual property, promotion of intellectual property activity by governmental measures. Hungary became member of the European Patent Convention on January, 2003.

Paks Nuclear Power Plant Company
The Paks Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Company was founded in 1976 and has been operating as a share company since 1992. Its site is located in the middle of Hungary, 5 km from the town of Paks. More than 40 percent of the electrical energy generated in Hungary is produced here. Considering the load factors, the Paks units belong to the leading ones in the world and have been among the top twenty-five units for years. The Paks nuclear power plant was the first among NPPs of the former eastern block to fulfill the most up-to-date requirements. The reliability of the most important safety systems in Paks conforms to Western European norms (WENRA).

Generations have sought relief from illness and restored their health with the products of EGIS Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and its legal predecessor. The pharmaceuticals factory has been in operation since 1913 in Keresztúri Street, Budapest, where the foundations of research and production were laid by Dr. Wander. With tradition and modernity in mind the old building is as much a symbol of EGIS as are the state-of-the-art and human scale research based in Bökényföldi Street, Budapest and the adjacent production facilities. Following in the foot steps of its legal predecessors, EGIS has been producing cardiovascular drugs for 78 years. These products generated the greatest sales revenues and earned most market recognition in the last year. Hungarian doctors favor EGIS Ltd.'s products for treating hypertension and circulatory diseases, considered endemic in this country.

Gedeon Richter Ltd.
Gedeon Richter Ltd. established in 1901 carries out research, development, manufacture and marketing of human finished drugs, active substances and intermediates. Production takes place in Hungary (Budapest, Dorog) and in Russia, Romania, the Ukraine and India as well. The Company manufactures about one hundred kinds of pharmaceuticals in more than 170 presentations. Among its products are original, generic and licensed preparations. The products cover numerous therapeutic areas, with special emphasis on the production and development of drugs for the central nervous system, as well as antiulcer agents, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal preparations and oral contraceptives. Research into drugs of the central nervous system and development of generic products are of primary importance. In the past 50 years Gedeon Richter Ltd. has introduced ten original preparations to the market.

IMFA was established in 1990 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and by the Bank for Industrial Development "Corvinbank". IMFA's mission is to support innovation processes, industry restructuring and technological development. Activities of IMFA for public benefit are: support of research and scientific activities in favor of technological development of the industry, support of education and dissemination of scientific and development results in favor of the industry, support of the industrial environmental management and of the development of the environmental industry, dissemination of the culture of quality in the economy, especially in the industry, dissemination of the culture of logistics in the economy, especially in the industry.



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