Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Innovation Center

Research Hubs
Use of Design in Business
Digital Technology Research Fellowship
Speculative Design Research Fellowship
Social Impact Hackathon
Our Services
Design-driven research, development and innovation for impact
The Innovation Center conducts impactful, design-focused, interdisciplinary R&D projects, while also inspiring designers of the CEE region.

Research Hubs

The Innovation Center conducts research across five main fields, each represented by a separate hub.

Interdisciplinary research group focusing on tangible technology, dynamic surfaces, biomaterials, electronic textiles and soft robotics. They develop prototypes, research fabrication methodologies and create new materials.

Data collection is a daily practice in the 21st century but the stories behind the data are rarely unveiled. Data storytelling helps with interactive tools and narrative methods to show patterns that can help us make decisions.

Utilizing traditional ecological knowledge, state of the art technologies, and human ingenuity and intuition, we explore ways in which industry could do more with less, and serve not only the economy, but also ecologies.

In the Interaction and Immersion Hub we are looking at the design gaps of the Metaverse-like environments and we strive to create such prototypes that can have beneficial effect our mental health and also our daily life.

Developing and supporting practice based design research in order to seek opportunities for a more sustainable lifestyle and economy.

Use of Design in Business

Research on the CEE region's corporate design maturity

Digital Technology Research Fellowship

Speculative Design Research Fellowship


The Innovation Center creates value for student and faculty projects by transforming innovative ideas into more developed business concepts.

Social Impact Hackathon

The recurring flagship event takes place twice a year.

Our Services

We offer a range of services and partnership opportunities for businesses.

R&D Partnerships

Design-based research, commissioned research, joint grant applications and new product development.

Open Innovation

Meaningful student engagement in R&D and run needs-based hackathons and incubation programs.

Tailor-made Design Courses

Corporate trainings to strengthen design, innovation and research competences in real business operations.

Dalma Berkovics
1121 Budapest
Zugligeti út 9-25.


What is the level of design maturity among businesses in the Central Eastern European region – in other words, how extensively do they harness design to increase growth and business performance?

When touched, the soft surface of the Dung-Dkar Cloak tapestry offers an intuitive, novel musical experience shaped by the tactile wandering throughout the woven interface. The artwork was created by Judit Eszter Kárpáti DLA and Esteban de la Torre, researchers of the Innovation Center of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, as part of a multisensory textile innovation research project, and will be exhibited at the Sound Scene 2023 Festival at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. this June.

The FRUSKA education programme is directed at one of the most vulnerable social groups, providing multi-level learning experiences to teenage girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. At the sessions, they not only learn how to use the jigsaw, but also gain design skills and confidence through the process of creating various items. The methodology developed by the Social Design Hub of the MOME Innovation Center is now available to everyone.


14:00 - 17:30

The primary goal of the thematic symposium organized by MOME Innovation Center is to enliven academic public life at the university, promote knowledge transfer between disciplines and network.
17:00 - 20:00

Pitch presentation event of MOME IC Incubation Program and HSUP student projects.
17:00 - 19:00

We are organising an open session on campus to introduce you to opportunities offered by some of our partners and stakeholders.


Head of MOME Open

Head of the Innovation Center

Director of Operation

Head of Sales and Partnerships

Head of Incubation

Head of B2B marketing
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9 Zugligeti St,
Budapest, 1121