Our institute has been being the basic institute of the Agricultural Technical Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for decades.
Our institute has spread its connections in the field of scientific cooperation with agricultural character with universities - first of all with the Szent Istvan University and its different faculties, University of Debrecen, West-Hungarian and Veszprém University - with their departments of agriculture or dealing with agriculture, as well as with different agricultural stations belong to Hungarian Academy of Sciences, institute and agricultural research institutes belong to the Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development, and with different companies, Ltd's., corporations. Common research work is one of the forms of mutual cooperation, research consortium, mutual work with guest researchers and teachers, consulting candidates and final students, laboratory serving, instruments borrowing, exchanging of the research results, library information and publications.
Our institute is the co-ordinator of a research work that holds up number of domestic institutions. Title of this projct is "Market-oriented development of technologies of the sustainable agricultural production". This research work is subsidized by the National Research Programme in the frame of the Szechenyi Plan.
Important field of connection on specialties is the improving cooperation with domestic agricultural manufacturers, developing controlling and testing of machines. One part of them has been created by common projects. During the past years among 48 domestic agricultural manufacturers the strongest cooperation was created with KÜHNE, Szolnok, Bagod, OMIKRON, Sokoro. as well as with OPTIGEP..
Our institute has strong connection with the participants on the Hungarian agricultural machines market. A great number of machine tests are carried out for machine dealers by contract to give correct information to sellers and buyers.
Results of tests and examinations can be used well in the marketing. On requirement of the dealers our institute makes certificates of quality. During the machine investment support for specific backgrounds our institute created more than 900 connections with domestic agricultural machine dealers. As a result of this work the third edition of the agricultural machine catalogue was compiled. Our institute has connections with farmers, as well as with small family farms or cooperative farms and integrators, among others with KITE., IKR. For 130 years history our institute has thought that it is important to help the farmers by giving information about new machinery results, offering new technologies and investment constructions, showing the possibilities and solutions for new machine purchasing to them.
Experimental fields which are necessary for machine and technology tests as well as the research are supported by agricultural contractors and enterprise cooperating together with our institute. Machine exploitations data collecting and elaboration is carried out together with three farms - Szekesfehervar Aranybulla Corporation, Komarom Agricultural Corporation and Szekszard Agricultural Corporation. The Association of Agricultural Machines Contractors and the Association of the Hungarian Machinery Rings also have successful cooperation with our institute.