Title: Building a science and technology system – Priorities in Spain's R&D
Author: E. Munoz Ruiz, Marisa L. Pacios, A. Garcia-Arroyo
Director General for Science Policy, Ministry of Education and Science, C/ Rosario Pino 14-16,28020 Madrid, Spain.
General Directorate for Science Policy and Advisory Commission for Scientific and Technical Research, Ministry of Education and Science, Madrid, Spain.
General Directorate for Science Policy and Advisory Commission for Scientific and Technical Research, Ministry of Education and Science, Madrid, Spain
Abstract: The setting of national R&D priorities is a complicated task, but one that is increasingly being done in many countries with a tradition of strong support for R&D. In the case of Spain, the weaknesses of its science and technology system make it very suitable for the adoption of national priorities as pacemakers to strengthen the system. The experience of Spain in the setting of such priorities is described, the characteristics of the Spanish science and technology are analysed, and the measures taken to improve the system are described.
Keywords: R&D priorities; research and development; selection criteria; innovation incentives; evaluation; national research programmes; training policy; research personnel; Spain; science and technology.
Int. J. of Technology Management, 1986 Vol.1, No.3/4, pp.271 - 281
Available online: 27 May 2009