The Science, Technology and Productive Innovation Commission led by Deputy Facundo Manes (UCR) received the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Nation, Daniel Filmus to explain the main guidelines of the National Science Plan 2030. Officials and specialists in the subject also participated. The project proposes Strategic Agendas; Territorial Agendas; Transversal Agendas, and Institutional Change according to geographical and thematic areas of concern.
The Plan, which was approached from integrating perspectives such as the work and employmentthe federalizationthe gender perspectivethe internationalizationand the sustainabilitypresents the missions and R+D+i strategies for each challenge.
plus trace ten challenges which are:
1. Eradicate poverty and reduce inequality and socio-environmental vulnerability;
2. Promote the bioeconomy and biotechnology to enhance regional production and achieve food sovereignty;
3. Contribute to the design of policies to strengthen democracy and expand citizen rights;
4. Build an inclusive and quality education for national development;
5. Achieve accessible, equitable and quality health;
6. Develop the space, aeronautical, telecommunications and defense industry sectors;
7. Strengthen maritime research, sovereignty and the sustainable use of the assets of the Argentine Sea;
8. Promote the development of the computer industry and information technologies for productive innovation and digital inclusion;
9. Promote the transition to sustainable development;
10. Promote and consolidate a path for the energy transition.
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Regarding the initiative, Minister Filmus said that “it is a general project” and clarified that “we have a resolution of December 9, 2019 in force where a 2030 Plan was signed and today what we are doing is a law to give it strength”.
At the same time, he asked that “it be by unanimity and consensus.” “There are ten great points where we are going to concentrate investment”, he added.“We are not going to grow only with public investment, it is necessary to drive private investment and it is essential to do it and develop it”, said the official and assured that the “Budget never grew as much as these years” when mentioning the laws of Nanobiotechnology, of Cannabis and Financing of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation that are “specific laws and contain public-private chapters”.
For his part, Diego Hurtado, from the Secretary of Planning of the Ministry of Science and Technology; presented the most “relevant, original and necessary features of the plan”. “It is a plan that arises from a work methodology that made possible a concerted, convergent, national-scale construction process. The core of the plan are two agendas, the national and territorial strategies,” he said.
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Susana Hernández, president of the Argentine Association for the Advancement of Sciences; She expressed that “we have presented three integral documents on the training of human resources and the interaction between the productive system and the science and technology system. In turn, she said that “all members have agreed to value this plan that turns science into State policy”.
Darío Kusinsky, president of the Science, Technology and Art Commission of the National Interuniversity Council, expressed himself favorably on the initiative. “We are satisfied with the process that has taken place, this plan is important for generate predictability And power sustain certain lines of work over time. The development of the function in our universities, far from being an autonomous decision of each university, is the responsibility of public science and technology policies ”, she stated.
Meanwhile, Daniel Vega, rector of the Universidad del Sur, considered that “for the national scientific and technological system it is extremely important to have a plan that allows us to have the basic guidelines so that our institutions They can direct the resources and propose the careers that are going to be demanded by a labor market that is changing at a dizzying speed.”.
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Miriam Serrano, Secretary of Science and Technology of Jujuy, maintained that “from my point of view it is a very ambitious planI consider that a budget review is required to define precisely how, when and to whom”.
Lucas Luchilo, Master in Politics and Management of Science and Technology from the UBA; Félix Nieto Quintas, independent researcher at Conicet; Sandra Pitta, CONICET researcher; Luciano Bertran Engelman from the Blockchain Chamber of Corrientes; Marina Baima, Secretary of Science and Technology of the Santa Fe government, Adriana Serquis, president of the CNA, Alberto Kornblihtt, member of the CONICET board; among others.
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