The official formulated these concepts at a meeting of the upper house’s Science and Technology Commission, which he attended along with the ministry’s secretary of planning and science and technology policies, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, and the president of the National Council. Scientific and Technological Research, Ana Maria Franchi.
Filmus specified that “if we add up all of Latin America’s investment in science and technology, we do not invest France” and stressed that “competition in these areas means an enormous amount of resources.”
Furthermore, he stressed that “public investment alone is not enough” and highlighted the idea that public investment serves to “pulls away private investment”.
In another aspect, he conceded that the executive’s project “makes sense for legislation if we do it by consensus.”
“The potential for growth in science and technology is closely tied to having Congress, when voting on the budget, regulate whether the government adheres to sending a percentage of the budget to that sector,” he said.
Filmus also showed that the science and technology funding law, which went into effect this year, is “very important.”
“It is necessary for us to have the resources, objectives and a very strong decision of the national parliament which we must put into practice and follow the rules laid down by law,” he said.
The project was approached by integrating perspectives such as work and employment, unionization, gender perspective, internationalization and sustainability, it lays out the mission and R&D&I strategies for each challenge, the science ministry said in a release. .
In this sense, it also includes the Integrated Regional Agenda for Science, Technology and Innovation (CTI-CTI) of each region (Centro, CUYO, NEA, NOA, Metropolitan).
It outlines ten national challenges for the next decade, including: eradicating poverty and reducing inequality and socio-environmental vulnerability; To promote bio-economy and biotechnology to increase regional production, achieve food sovereignty.
This also includes contributing to the design of policies to strengthen democracy and expand civil rights; To build inclusive and quality education for national development.
It also aims to achieve accessible, equitable and quality health; To develop the space, aeronautical, telecommunications and defense industry sectors; Strengthening maritime research, the sovereignty and sustainable use of the assets of the Argentine Sea.
It also seeks to promote the development of the computer industry and information technology for productive innovation and digital inclusion; Promote the transition to sustainable development, and promote and consolidate a pathway to an energy transition.
Some of the core programs on which the plan is based are infrastructure-oriented “build science”; “Equiper Ciencia” aimed at equipping institutions with a fund of 100 million pesos for each jurisdiction for strategic projects defined by each province.
The plan also addresses transversal agendas that are oriented towards the general enrichment of knowledge; R&D&i; technologies applied to; Social and Anthropological Sciences for Development; citizenship and scientific culture; sustainability; gender perspective.