One of the most important elements of the R&D&I programme of the University of Pécs is the continous development of the János Szentágothai Research Centre. The new research institute was established on the basis of modern international science organizational and management normatives, flagship of the University of Pécs in the field of research. The scientific focus of the institution is biotechnology, environmental science, ICT, nano science, m-health, e-health. The institution houses 24 research groups that are advised and governed by the International Advisory Board. The scientific R&D activity of the institution is supported by an internationally recognized Industrial Advisory Board.