Dávid Dankó, Ph.D
Dávid Dankó, Ph.D
Managing Director, Ideas & Solutions (I&S)

Dávid Dankó, Ph.D

Dávid Dankó is managing partner of Ideas & Solutions (I&S), an independent research and consultancy firm which provides health policy and market access advisory services to pharma and medical device companies with a focus on emerging and middle-income markets. He also holds a position as research leader at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, where he lectures pharmaceutical policy and funding.

Dávid has 14 years of experience in health care management & the funding of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Until 2010 he was member of the executive team for pharmaceutical reform in Hungary as deputy director of reimbursement at the national health insurance fund. He speaks regularly at conferences and workshops on pharmaceutical and medical device policies, gives payer communication and negotiation trainings to multinational companies and authorities.


  • Pragmatic value assessment and HTA systems for middle-income markets
  • Process and data transparency of pharmaceutical decision-making processes
  • Linking managed entry agreements to value assessment of pharmaceuticals
  • Negotiations and communication with payers and other governmental stakeholders
  • Alternative funding strategies for middle and low-income countries

Dávid has lectured at the European Market Access University Diploma (EMAUD) programme, the Semmelweis University of Budapest, Debrecen University, Eötvös Loránd University and the Vienna School of Clinical Research. He graduated in Economics from Corvinus University of Budapest and earned a PhD degree in 2012 with his thesis on resource management in pharmaceutical research & development.

Dávid is peer-reviewer and editorial board member of three health economics and market access journals. He is also co-editor of a university textbook titled ‘Pharmaceutical Reimbursement’ and co-author of the Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Guidelines for India.



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