Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy (EECTI)

The Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy (EECTI) is the multi-annual framework for promoting scientific, technical and innovation research that sets the objectives shared by all Public Administrations.

Specifically, the EECTI 2021-2027 is specifically designed to facilitate the coordination of our R&D&I policy with European Union policies so that we can thus make the best possible use of synergies between programmes. In this regard, the strategy adds elements that also aim to promote maximum coordination between state and regional planning and programming. The Strategy prioritises and responds to the challenges of the national strategic sectors in specific fields that are key to the transfer of knowledge and the promotion of R&D&I.

National Open Science Strategy

The National Open Science Strategy (ENCA) for 2023-2027 includes all the commitments relating to open science adopted by different public agents in the system and reviews the international and national context in terms of open science. It aims to strengthen the quality, transparency and reproducibility of scientific activity in Spain, to improve dissemination among scientific personnel and the transfer to society and design the ways in which our country responds to the challenges facing the Spanish scientific community in the face of this new global paradigm, ensuring that by 2027 the processes for funding, implementing, communicating and evaluating scientific research in Spain incorporate the principles of open science.

The Science and Innovation Pact

The Science and Innovation Pact is a document signed by organisations representing science, universities, companies and workers. This document, which reflects the civil society agreement on the role of science and innovation in Spain, includes a series of specific commitments with regard to the sustainable increase in resources, the improvement of the conditions of scientific and technical personnel and the strengthening of the autonomy and coordination of R&D&I funding entities. To define the Pact, the Congress of Deputies approved the creation of a subcommittee, which has already started work.

The European and international strategic environment

The socioeconomic situation in Spain and that of its neighbours reveals the need to frame the design of the EECTI in a global strategic framework. The EECTI follows the EU's policy guidelines and the global strategic framework as fundamental pillars for identifying its overall objectives.

The EECTI's objectives take into account the contribution of R&D&I to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. The Action Plan for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Spain identifies scientific and technical research as a lever policy to contribute to achieving the SDGs.

Sectoral strategies

The Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy (EECTI) is in addition to the sectoral strategies in which R&D&I plays a fundamental role, particularly the Spanish Strategy on R&D&I in Artificial Intelligence, in which the current General Secretariat for Research was key to its development.

Spain's strategy for AI in R&D&I sets priorities that fall within the EECTI and that should be developed in initiatives and activities defined and funded through the State Plans for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation (PEICTI). At this time, AI is one of the disciplines that may most influence the rapid transition towards a new society. It is a technological revolution, so Spain must be involved in developing a research, technological development and innovation strategy that contributes to generating economic and social benefits.

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