László Palkovics was appointed Minister of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary in May 2018 after serving as Minister of State for Higher Education and later as Minister of State for Education.
He accumulated a wide range of experience in the corporate sector as the Development Director of Knorr-Bremse’s Hungarian subsidiary. Between 2001 and 2003, he was the European Electronic Development Director of the same company in Germany, and in 2003, he was appointed as the Research and Development Director for Europe.
Before that Minister Palkovics held senior research positions at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the College of Kecskemét.
He graduated from the Faculty of Transport Engineering of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1989. He received the doctoral title at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1998. Minister Palkovics was elected a regular member of the technical department of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.