The CEOE Foundation and the General CSIC Foundation have signed an agreement in order to promote public-private collaboration actions that promote R & D & I applied to the social and business impulse of our country. The signature was carried out by Fátima Báñez, president of the CEOE Foundation, and Álvaro Giménez Cañete, general director of the Fundación General CSIC, and Rosina López-Alonso, vice president of Organization and Institutional Relations of the CSIC, was also present.
The agreement also contemplates the joint work of both organizations to promote the transfer of knowledge and technology between the centers and research groups of the CSIC and the companies associated with CEOE, as well as the retention and attraction of young research talent, or training in entrepreneurship, with the aim of improving the employability, capacity and competitiveness of the Spanish productive system.
Another goal of the signed agreement is to channel philanthropic and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives of companies and business organizations, oriented towards science, through support for research projects or programs to respond to the challenges of the productive sector and society, such as those contemplated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In the opinion of Álvaro Giménez Cañete: “This agreement was born from a deep reflection between both foundations, with the spirit of generating bridges of rapprochement between science and business, and with the aim of developing public-private collaboration actions to promote research as a driving force, competitiveness and social development for our country ”.
For her part, Fátima Báñez has stated that "this agreement will allow us to marry the growing commitment to CSR by Spanish companies with the essential boost of R & D & I, and to do so in the hands of an actor of recognized prestige in this area as is the FGCSIC ".
About the General CSIC Foundation
The Fundación General CSIC is an entity constituted at the initiative of the Higher Council for Scientific Research and a group of private organizations, whose objectives include contributing to increasing the economic and social value of the investigations of this organization in order to achieve greater effectiveness and penetration into society of the results of its activity, as well as transferring to society the importance of scientific research for the economy and progress, and serving as a vehicle for private initiatives to contribute to the development of public or public-private research.
About the CEOE Foundation
The CEOE Foundation is the Foundation of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations, which brings together more than 4,500 grassroots business organizations. Its main areas of action are social welfare, access to culture and training for employability. Most of its activities, plans, projects and programs are focused on them, in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.