Tuesday, August 9, 2022

A new investment program in science, technology and innovation was approved with the support of the World Bank for $280 million

The agreement will entail an investment of $280 million for the development of science, technology and innovation works across the country over the next six years. Of the total, 200 million will be provided by the World Bank and 80 million will be financed by the National Fund.

Minister Daniel Filmus highlighted: “Strengthening our national innovation system is essential to transforming our productive metrics and creating better jobs, promoting inclusion and sustainable development.”

“Science and technology can contribute to development in many ways, fundamentally with the contribution of research results and innovation. And even today with the potential to reach a significant debt, which allows the country to reach the dollar , while R&D&I projects secure resources without the need to compete with other emergencies the state has”Agency President Fernando Pirano specified.

The program is the result of the technical work of the I+D+I agency in agreement with the World Bank team. During the past two years, the strengths and weaknesses of our innovation system were jointly analyzed, and the most convenient means to promote R&D&I were resolved.

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Among others, it considers three main axes: 1. Development of the TIPAR program (Technology for Popular Innovation) whose main objective is to build an institutional tool for recognition, training and productive expression of digital knowledge of popular youth , 2. a line to improve relations between regulatory bodies that validate the results of scientific research and technological developments and innovations in human and animal health, food, seeds and other biotech products and 3. startups and grassroots organizations Technical capital from support entrepreneurial financing to companies.

The general objective of the programme, which was supported by the Strategic Affairs Secretariat of the Presidency of the Nation, is to create more and better jobs, increase income, inclusion and sustainable green development by supporting the national innovation system.

It will be implemented with the participation of universities and research institutes, private sector and venture capital investors. The R+D+I agency will be responsible for general coordination and implementation of all project activities.

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Specific objectives include: supporting knowledge associations, technology-based entrepreneurship initiatives and SMEs to enhance their contribution to technology transfer and economic development; Promote the creation and/or strengthening of technology-based companies and productive initiatives at company, network and/or sector level through private sector partnerships and strengthening institutional frameworks and functions to promote research, technological development and innovation (R+D+i) Promote the accumulation of knowledge capital, increase productive capacity, improve processes to bring green products to market, and generate innovation-driven growth and job creation.

The areas and technologies in which support of this investment are expected to be focused are public health, the agri-food complex, green production, energy, and digital transformation, or others that derive from the nature of technological advances required to be implemented, are linked to. A problem-solving approach. The framework will focus on issues related to climate change mitigation and/or adaptation, and a gender perspective.

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