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About Budapest Global

There are many complex and dynamically changing challenges facing a metropolis, such as climate change, rapid technological development and increasing economic competition. In order to find solutions to these challenges, key urban stakeholders must work in close cooperation, because by working together they can achieve better results.

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Budapest is no exception to this rule, which is why the Municipality of Budapest has proposed the creation of Budapest Global in 2021: an independent platform connecting the public and private sectors, enabling long-term, structured cooperation between the Municipality, businesses and knowledge institutions. The vision of the organisation is to make Budapest a globally connected, competitive, more liveable and modern city.

We have been building alliances among different stakeholders since 2022; we mobilise their leadership, expertise and resources to create impact-driven projects and forward-looking partnerships. The three pillars of this initiative are as follows: increasing Budapest’s attractiveness for diverse talent; learning about and integrating smart city technology and data-driven governance experiments, supporting the use of new digital technologies; and advocating collective action for urban sustainability.

Talent-friendly city

Budapest Global connects businesses and acts as a catalyst for innovation:

• facilitates the exchange of new ideas, knowledge and information;
• provides a forum for dialogue on the future development of Budapest;
• creates a community of visionaries, bringing together public, private and academic actors to work together, sharing projects and good practices to build the Budapest of tomorrow.

If you want your organisation to grow by engaging with the combined power of the capital’s innovative community, apply today!

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Budapest Global was officially launched in 2022.