EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group on Tuesday said it launched a HUF 1 billion research programme that will run until mid-2014. The programme involves developments in four broad areas that will have "everyday" applications for users, the group said. EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group is led by the Eötvös Lóránd University of Sciences. Its other member are the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Cisco and GE Healthcare. The group is an association partner of EIT ICT Labs, one of the first Knowledge and Innovation Communities set up by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology as an initiative of the European Union. EIT ICT Labs' mission is to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life.