InnoGeo Ltd. is a spin-off company of the University of Szeged, the founders of which are organizations committed to the development of the geothermal industry, and the sustainable extraction and use of geothermal energy in the Southern Great Plain Region. Its leading officers and part-owners, Dr. Balázs Kóbor and Dr. Tamás Medgyes, are internationally recognized experts with significant experience in the field of deep geothermal energy and district heating.
Planning, project development, implementation, system operation, consulting, education, research.
Our Projects 2008-2022
2022. The latest consortium meeting and knowledge transfer event of the User4GeoEnergy project took place
The CROWDTHERMAL consortium held an international conference in Madrid on April 7, 2022. At the
The company’s mission is to coordinate the regional developments related to thermal energy, to create a balance between economic, technological and environmental aspects, to mediate the two-way communication of innovation development needs and results between research sites and users, to increase the energy knowledge and awareness of various sectors, companies and municipalities that utilize geothermal energy, and to support the regional monitoring of geothermal heat and water extraction for the sake of long-term sustainability. In connection with the spread of renewable energy management, the company is committed to promote sustainable development, consumption awareness, as well as the development of the relevant motivations, abilities and opportunities of market participants, producers and consumers. To this end, the company aims to establish and maintain a harmonious relationship between society and the environment during its activities supporting the penetration of low-emission, import-independent and renewable geothermal energy, to prevent pollution, to spread the use of low-material and energy-demanding techniques, to protect the environment and strengthening knowledge, awareness and cooperation related to nature conservation. As a result of these activities, the company intends to help ensure that the sustainability and environmental protection aspects of energy production and use is systematically and consciously integrated into the decision-making mechanisms of the relevant local governments and enterprises working in the energy sector, and that, by introducing good practices, the environmental awareness of consumers and society grows.
Our primary goal is to shape attitudes about renewable energies, disseminate scientific results and industrial practices, and promote research and engineering careers. The long-term objective of the founders with the establishment of InnoGeo Ltd., was the creation of a research and technological background that establishes and supports the sustainable use of geothermal energy, and a technical background adapted to regional and local conditions, to develop and strengthen the regional geothermal industry, to produce marketable and exportable finished products and technologies and the construction and operation of the industrial vertical based on them – with particular regard to small and medium-sized enterprises that also carry out R&D activities and distribute and sell cascaded geothermal technology, as well as the energy providers that use them. Through these activities, the company also wants to promote the initiation of secondary and higher vocational training for regional geothermal and renewable energy professionals, as well as to increase the awareness and social acceptance of geothermal energy use.
The services offerd by InnoGeo Ltd. include the planning of geothermal projects, heat market surveys, project generation, tender management, construction and operation of geothermal facilities and complete systems, as well as thermal energy-related research and development. The company relies on its own human resources but is open to cooperate with research sites and companies in the region (including the neighboring areas of Serbia and Romania) and bexond, during domestic, cross-border and EU projects.
In addition to its research and development and EU-funded activities, InnoGeo Ltd also carries out geothermal developments to order. Since its establishment, our company has participated in the design and construction of the geothermal cascaded systems in Makó and Csongrád, it was a key player in the geothermal developments in Mórahalom, it supported the thermal energy projects in Algyő and Lenti, the conversion of the TESCO department store in Budaörs to renewable energy, and it took the lion’s share in several geothermal projects in Szeged, for example, in the implementation of heat pump heating for the Faculty of Engineering of SZTE and in the geothermal conversion of the Szeged municipal district heating system.
Innogeo Ltd’s references
Fostering the implementation of shallow geothermal hybrid heating and cooling systems in the Danube Region – Danube GeoHeCo
Member of a 13-strong consortium led by the Croatian Medjimurje Energy Agency Ltd., and representing
Decarbonized Mórahalom – geothermal-based sustainable, combined green energy model project for small settlements
InnoGeo Ltd, in a consortium with the Mórahalom Municipality, the Foundation for Regional Energy and
The specialists of InnoGeo Ltd. provide project development and project generation consulting for municipalities and businesses interested in the use of geothermal energy in the following areas.
Dr. Balázs Kóbor
Dr. Balazs Kobor received his Ph.D. in geology at the University of Szeged (USZ) in 2004. Chief Executive Officer of the Ltd, Dr. Kóbor is a distinguished researcher of environmental geology, and hydrogeology lecturing at graduate and postgraduate levels at the USZ. Dr. Kóbor has been involved in the development of cascaded geothermal systems in Mórahalom, Szeged, and Algyő, and he is the director of the South Great Plain Thermal Energy Cluster and the CEO of the District Heating Company of Szeged.
Dr. Tamás Medgyes
Dr. Tamas Medgyes studied at József Attila University, Universita’ degli studi di Napoli and Universität Wien, and received his Ph.D. in humanities in 2003. As a project manager, he has participated in the development and implementation of dozens of regional and international R&D and demonstration projects, including some of the largest DH system overhauls in Hungary such as the Makó and Csongrád, and currently the Szeged geothermal system developments. Dr. Medgyes is the project manager of InnoGeo, and the Chief Operations Officer of the District Heating Company of Szeged as well as the Secretary of the Hungarian Thermal Energy Association.
Dr. Gábor Bozsó
Gabor Bozso received his Ph.D. at the University of Szeged in 2010. He is Vice-head of the Institute of Geography and Geology at the USZ with environmental geochemistry as his main field of expertise. Dr. Bozsó is an in-house expert of InnoGeo and the Head of the Operations Department at the District Heating Company of Szeged.
Ms. Czirbus graduated from the University of Szeged in 2009 with a degree in Water and Soil Protection and Waste Management and Disposal, and in 2012 she obtained an MSc degree in Environmental Engineering at Szent István University. Her main area of expertise is large instrument organic and inorganic geochemistry (mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography, X-ray fluorescence spectrophotometry). She has participated in oil and gas exploration, examined the organic matter content of thermal waters and has been involved in several geothermal research and development projects.
Mr. Csanadi graduated as a geography major with a degree in geology from the University of Szeged in 2004. Between 2004 and 2015, he was a PhD student and a research assistant at the Department of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Petrology of the University of Szeged. He has been a researcher and assistant in several domestic and international energy related R&D projects. Since its establishment, he has been a geothermal expert of InnoGeo Kft.
Mr. István Pári graduated as a geologist in 2007 as a hydrogeologist and environmental geologist at Eötvös Loránd University. His professional interest and work portfolio is very diverse. He has worked for several years as a field geologist on solid mineral exploration projects, mainly in Canada, the United States and Chile. He later worked on land and offshore oil rigs in Egypt, Algeria and Angola. He has been dealing with geothermal energy since 2011, mainly in the framework of European Union research and development tenders and projects.
He graduated as a sociologist and historian from József Attila University in 1999. He worked in regional development, the implementation of EU development programs and their management at regional institutional level from 2001 to 2013, after which he worked as an independent consultant. His main areas of expertise are urban development (green and smart developments), regional, county and municipal level strategic planning, energy development, project development and preparation. He has significant references in the preparation of territorial and thematic analyses, concepts and strategies.
Róbert Tóth has a degree in humanities and economics. He has been involved in regional development for 17 years, specializing in business development, settlement development and strategic planning. He has experience in developing sectoral and territorial operational programs, settlement development strategies, and smart city concepts. He worked for several semesters at the University of Szeged, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
Emőke Egyed s his liberal arts degree at the University of Szeged in 2002, and since then she has been involved in regional development, project management, and project communication.
The staff of InnoGeo Ltd have participated in several research and development projects, whose results have been published in domestic and international conference presentations, posters and scientific journals. Besides these the company has published 4 handbooks on deep geothermal projects, technologies and reservoir management.