HUNÉP Zrt. will build the future-oriented Innovation Centre of the University of Debrecen.

  • 2020-02-25

As one of four bidders in the public procurement procedure announced by UD TUTI Kft. (UD Science, Technology and Innovation Park Ltd.), HUNÉP Zrt. was awarded the contract for the construction of the Innovation of Centre of the University of Debrecen (UD). The impressive building will be erected in UD’s Science, Technology and Innovation Park in Vezér Street.


With a total floor space of five thousand square metres

“The Innovation Centre was designed by BORD Architectural Studio, the design bureau of Péter Bordás, which also conceived the plans, among other things, for Nagyerdei Stadium. The three-storey building, having a total floor space of over five thousand square metres, will provide space for business incubation activities, education and research, public services for employees, as well as for project management, operation-related, and innovation processes,” as Miklós Bakos, CEO of HUNÉP Zrt., explained the essence of the exciting professional challenge, before inviting the participants for a virtual tour of the building.

The lower level of the centre will be the location for the labs and workshops, with the communal innovation “marketplace” above, as well as offices on the top floor. Two artificial hills will also stand alongside the building, one of which will house the building engineering and serve as a bicycle storage facility.

“Shelves in a garage”

Péter Bordás talked about the design concept: “The design of the innovation centre was inspired by a childhood experience, the motive of ‘shelves in a garage’. When drawing up the concept, the architects thought of a set of well-organized shelves, with numerous boxes on them, each of which hides inventions, instruments and other interesting things. This is how the future innovation centre was conceived where various start-up companies will work frantically, constantly moving and changing places on this special shelf. When you look for something, you open a box, and find countless miracles in it.”