The R + D + I Commission organized an online session last Wednesday to analyze the details of the new Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2021-2027.
The session included the intervention of the Minister of Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque, who was accompanied by the president of CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, and by the president of the R & D & I Commission of CEOE, Pedro Mier.
During his appearance, the Minister of Science and Innovation reviewed the process of preparing this new Strategy, which will constitute the reference framework to achieve national objectives. Likewise, the minister detailed different aspects of the EECTI 2021-2027 coordination scheme, its alignment with European policies, national strategic priorities, the time frame, the monitoring and evaluation plan and the lines of action.
The minister also briefly analyzed some relevant indicators in the field of R & D & I, such as those related to investment and employment in this field, the main results in terms of return obtained from the participation of the system's agents Spanish R & D & I in the Horizon 2020 program, and the international positioning of Spanish scientific publications.
For their part, the president of CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, and the president of the R & D & I Commission of CEOE, Pedro Mier, positively valued the establishment of the Pact for Science and Innovation and the need to establish an adequate framework to support R & D & I with the aim of raising investment as a percentage of GDP in this type of activity to the level of the European average.