The Simonyi Business and Economic Development Center (Simonyi BEDC)
We are a space independent knowledge based regional economic center of gravity interwoven with the international economic centers of gravity through our communities of practice.
We are driven by the embedded knowledge and competencies of our members, partners and communities. We are a project network developing through internal processes that are built on our members' development projects focusing on measurable outcomes of innovation and high impact commercialization.
We have a combined focus in offering a general service BUSINESS INCUBATION, to our members arriving at any stage of their life cycle as owners of high impact ideas, scalable social or economic assets. We help our members MOVE TECHNOLOGY OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE MARKETPLACE; providing a powerful range of ENTREPRENEURIAL RESOURCES and enhanced innovation capacity for business owners at all stages of personal and business development. We strive at learning and creating together with our stakeholders. We aim at investing efforts into educating a NEW GENERATION OF BUSINESS FOUNDERS AND CREATIVE THINKERS.
Vision: “We are a self-sustaining, university driven entrepreneurship ecosystem that allows the interaction of all actors of the socio-economic environment of the region interwoven with the international economic centers of gravity through our communities of practice.”
Mission: “Facilitate the innovation ecosystem of the University of Pecs and its region by developing entrepreneurial capacity through stimulating meaningful interactions, participation in events and co-creating programs, which prepare the soil for innovation amongst the university and non-university members of the socio-economic environment.”
Simonyi BEDC to achieve its mission offers educational program imbedded in the regular curriculum and outside in the form of extracurricular activities to all students, faculty members at the University of Pécs to enhance entrepreneurial opportunities for them and for other actors in the region. The main objectives include the following:
Simonyi BEDC to accelerate entrepreneurial activities in the region and to enhance its socio-economic impact coordinates its integrated Simonyi BEDC Entrepreneurship Ecosystem that allows Simonyi BEDC to involve different stakeholders in its education programs in a systematic manner.