Knowledge transfer means any process which has the aim of acquiring, collecting, and sharing explicit and tacit knowledge including skills and competence in both economic and non-economic activities such as research collaborations, consultancy, licensing, spin off creation, publication, and mobility of researchers and other personnel involved in those activities.

Trilateral Cooperation – Hungary-Austria-Slovenia

The 5-level trilateral cooperation between Hungary-Austria-Slovenia, related to the activities of the ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground, began in 2017 with the cooperation of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Technische Universität Graz and the University of Maribor. Reaching a higher level of cooperation, strengthened by regional and state-level agreements, research institutes and automotive cluster industry companies collaborated with state participation to develop an international infrastructure for road testing of self-driving vehicles. International cooperation promotes the region’s competitiveness as well as provides an opportunity to create a cross-border test environment for self-driving vehicles and automated mobility.​

An important event in the trilateral cooperation is the annual Trilateral Conference on the ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground, in which experts of autonomous vehicle testing and decision-makers from 3 countries exchange experience, share opinions and review research and development results.​