Szombathely2030

We aim to contribute to the improvement of the standard of living by focusing on education and research-and-development by promoting industrial change and specializing on complex rehabilitation within the health industry.

Process of Szombathely2030

Launch a digitalization program with dedicated councilor

New, elected city management

October 2019

With universities, chambers, etc. 6 months of planning

Programming ready

December 2020

Unanimous political support

City and government support

April 2021

2-day consultation with experts from 5 regions of the EU

Interreg Europe Peer Review

June 2021

Cooperation agreement of 7 organizations, including 3 universities

Szombathely2030 joint signature

August 2021

June 2020

100 Intelligent Cities Challenge

EU mentoring start of planning of restructuring

March 2021

Citizen and corporate feedback

1.000 inhabitants and large company leaders

May 2021

Government conciliation

Prime Minister's conciliation, operational task force

July 2021

Definition key projects

Development of key project elements

September 2021

Financing conciliation

Prime Minister's conciliation on the financing schedule

Process of Szombathely2030

October 2019

New, elected city management

Launch a digitalization program with dedicated councilor

June 2020

100 Intelligent Cities Challenge

EU mentoring start of planning of restructuring

December 2020

Programming ready

With universities, chambers, etc. 6 months of planning

March 2021

Citizen and corporate feedback

1.000 inhabitants and large company leaders

April 2021

City and government support

Unanimous political support

May 2021

Government conciliation

Prime Minister's conciliation, operational task force

June 2021

Interreg Europe Peer Review

2-day consultation with experts from 5 regions of the EU

July 2021

Definition key projects

Development of key project elements

August 2021

Szombathely2030 joint signature

Cooperation agreement of 7 organizations, including 3 universities

September 2021

Financing conciliation

Prime Minister's conciliation on the financing schedule

Two focuses of the program

Industrial digitalization

Supporting the transformation of the automotive industry that characterizes the region’s economy, encouraging the emergence of the health industry, while focusing on the fields of robotization, automation and artificial intelligence, relying on domestic and foreign start-ups and large companies.

Complex rehabilitation

An internationally unique development and test environment, ranging from households to senior homes and thermal baths to virtual hospital infrastructure. There is a particular emphasis on sports, stroke and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. It combines academic and applied research with user needs. 

City in the centre of the cross-border region

  • One of the 10 fastest converging regions in Europe
  • 2.5 billion € annual economic industrial output in Szombathely
  • Continuous and substantial investments by manufacturers
  • 300 hectare industrial
  • At the intersection of major cities – Vienna, Graz 80, Bratislava 110, Budapest 120 minutes
  • 1.5 million guest night stays per year
  • Thermal baths with international recognition
  • 1 million outpatients, 1.600 beds in the university teaching hospital
  • Large enterprise environment and production culture
Vas megye orientáció

Elements of the program

Strengthening education

  • Cooperation of 3 universities and companies
  • Launch of international and Hungarian joint degree courses
  • Adaptation and customization of vocational training and job orientation
  • Development of a close-to-business educational environment

R & D & I supporting environment

  • Construction of a 25.000 m² R&D and training centre
  • Modular structure
  • Attraction of enterprises focusing on complex rehabilitation
  • Building of new university units

Emphasizing R & D

  • Construction of test labs
  • Design of a unique test environment
  • Applied research services

Attracting companies

  • Attractive value offer
  • Risk capital fund opportunity
  • Opportunities for regional and export markets in a dynamic environment

R & D centre plan

R & D & I institutions

Rehabilitation-focused teaching & research centre

Robotics and A.I. centre establishment

Austrian, German research institute co-operation

US ecosystem development cooperation

Launching individual R & D projects

Test before invest environment

EIT Cross-KIC testing infrastructure

Test lab for medical diagnostics

Intelligent senior room/home building

Involvement of senior households & elderly homes

Mobilization of thermal/tourism operators

Skills development

Accreditation of new education in rehabilitation

Launch of international joint degree diploma

Start of health-sector engineer education

Vocational training re-orientation

Digital Health Twinning Program

Start-ups and FDI

Science and Technology Park title

Mapping of rehabilitation manufacturers

Screening of rehabilitation cream producers

Involvement of relevant venture funds

Involvement of relevant venture funds

Why is it worth to work with us?

Outstanding manufacturing culture

Multiple decades of leading manufacturing know-how.

Unique development and test environment

With the building of a network of laboratories and test environment there is a unique possibility to test and validate prototypes, focusing especially on complex rehabilitation.

Partnership

From robotics and artificial intelligence developers through highly qualified healthcare staff to social service providers.

Supporting policy

At all stages of the development and investment there is a strong partnership from the municipality, the government and on European policy level.

Industrial park

Hundreds of hectares of industrial park available due to recent developments.

Advanced transport infrastructure

All surrounding metropolitan cities can be accessed by direct express and motorway connections.

Partners

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