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Entrepreneurship, Arts, and Sciences

The Simonyi Center for Entrepreneurship, Arts, & Sciences offers assistance services to individuals and organizations in the fields of cultural arts, humanities, sciences engineering, and innovation as well as business. Services are offered to Pécs and the surrounding region. In accordance with our mission of entrepreneurship, applied education and regional development, our services are provided by business professionals and students to deliver year-round support to our clients.


The goal of the program is to introduce current and future innovators to successful models of innovation commercialization, provide an opportunity to go through the processes and learn the underlying key business considerations for successful commercialization of a product, patent or idea.

Additionally, through the international partnership between the two Universities, the goal of this new initiative is also to share and transfer successful models for innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship from Ohio University to the University of Pecs and the surrounding region, creating a new awareness in the region and among entrepreneurs, innovators, funding sources, economic development agencies and other key stakeholders, as well as creating the frameworks for a University-wide commercialization vehicle.

STEAM Offerings

Small and Medium Businesses & Enterprises
The Simonyi Center offers assistance services to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises. Help is available for each stage of the business life-cycle from start-up to exit strategy.

  • Feasibility studies
  • Exit strategy analysis
  • Entering new markets
  • Business planning
  • Target market analysis
  • Human resource planning, hiring & retaining employees
  • Capital access planning & structuring (debt & equity)
  • Succession planning
  • Credit & collections
  • Commercialization strategy
  • Financial analysis & “what if” modeling
  • Inventory control
  • Cash flow management
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Sales process analysis

Cultural Art Organizations & Individuals
The Simonyi Center offers assistance services to cultural art organizations and individuals. The focus is to help make arts more accessible to the public and provide artists and art-related organizations a support infrastructure. Help can be provided with the pursuit of the following:

  • Venue Management
  • Sales
  • Fostering the collaboration among organizations
  • Distribution

Scientists and Technology Innovators
The Simonyi Center offers assistance services to scientist and technology innovators with the development and commercialization of an idea. In working with the scientists and innovators the Simonyi Center helps to get a product from the drawing boards to market. Each of the following are the areas of provided assistance.

  • Ideas
  • Product
  • Patents
  • Commercialization Plans
  • Strategic growth & sustainability planning
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