Mason Enterprise Center Signs Agreement with Hungarian Technology Center

Posted: December 1, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) has signed an agreement with the Hungarian Technology Center (HTEC) to advise the Hungarian government on the prospects for U.S.-Hungarian technology business partnerships. The MEC will assist the HTEC in conducting in-depth market research on the best potential for strategic partnerships between area IT firms and counterpart Hungarian firms.

HTEC, a Fairfax branch of the Hungarian Ministry of Informatics and Communication, selected George Mason from all of the higher education institutions in the region because of “its clear and serious commitment to and record of creating successful business ventures between U.S. IT companies and international firms,” said Attila Suhajda, HTEC managing director.

Marshall Ferrin, MEC director of international business development, says the action “represents an excellent first step down the road of introducing area IT firms, particularly those from Virginia, to the very best of the Hungarian IT business community.”

In the coming months, the MEC and the HTEC will investigate the market and prospects for selected Hungarian technology companies in the region. In early 2004, several Hungarian companies will be selected to locate their first overseas office in Northern Virginia. “Area IT firms will have an opportunity to investigate new business opportunities, including those in Hungary, virtually at their front door,” Ferrin says.

For more information on the agreement, contact Ferrin at (703) 934-2035 or mferrin@gmu.edu.

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