- It contains the objectives, reforms and measures that must be addressed throughout the field of R + D + i to enhance its growth and impact
- This document and the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation are an essential part of the reform process being carried out by the Government.
The Council of Ministers today approved the Spanish Strategy for Science and Technology and Innovation and the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation. Both documents are the pillars on which the design of the Government's R & D & I policy for the coming years is based. Their objective is the recognition and promotion of talent and its employability, the promotion of business leadership in R + D + i, the promotion of scientific and technical research of excellence, and the development of activities aimed at solving the global challenges of society .
These instruments are a key part of the Government's National Reform Plan, which seeks to boost competitiveness, stimulate growth and create jobs. With these documents, the Spanish R & D & I System will gain in efficiency and must favor social and economic improvement. This is why R & D & I activities will be promoted throughout its journey, from the generation of the idea to its commercialization in the market.
Both the Strategy and the Plan were positively reported on January 24 in the Delegate Commission for Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy and represent an advance in the development of the Science Law, unanimously approved in 2011 in the Congress of Deputies .
While the Strategy (2013-2020) contains the objectives, reforms and measures that must be addressed throughout the field of R + D + i to enhance its growth and impact, the Plan (2013-2016) exclusively specifies the actions of the Administration General of the State, establishing scientific-technical and social priorities and the distribution of resources.
The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, through the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, has promoted this Strategy as a result of collaboration and consensus between the different ministries, the autonomous communities, the scientific and research community, the universities and business and social agents. In addition, both documents have enjoyed wide public participation.
Likewise, the Strategy and Plan are aligned with the European objectives that the next European program, 'Horizon 2020', is defining, so that the agents of the Spanish R & D & I System will have the ideal framework to promote collaboration with the rest of Europe.
The State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation, for its part, is the instrument through which the General State Administration develops the objectives of the Strategy and whose actions within the framework of the Secretary of State for R + D + i will be executed by the funding agencies included in the Science, Technology and Innovation Law, particularly by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) and by the future State Agency for Research.