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.
From 1 February 2019 Minister Palkovics has been appointed as Government Commissioner for the coordination of the tasks presribed in Act XXIV of 2016 on the promulgation of the Agreement between the Government of Hungary and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the development, implementation and financing of the Hungarian section of the Budapest-Belgrade Railway Reconstruction Project
In April 2020 he was appointed as Government Commissioner responsible for the automotive centre in Debrecen and the sustainable economic, educational and cultural development of its surroundings, as well as for the development of motorsport and road safety.
From 5 September 2020 he is also responsible for the complex development of the North-Eastern Hungarian Economic Development Zone as Government Commissioner.
Minister Palkovics held senior research positions at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the College of Kecskemét. Prior to that, he pursued an international, executive-level industrial career with Knorr-Bremse.
Minister Palkovics graduated from the Faculty of Transport Engineering of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1989. He received the doctoral title at Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1998. Minister Palkovics is a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.