The Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy 2021-2027 has been designed to maximise coordination between state and regional planning and programming, and to facilitate the coordination of our R&D&I policy with the EU's Horizon Europe science and innovation framework programme (2021-2027).
It includes activities aimed at solving problems caused by COVID-19, consequently, there is a particular emphasis on healthcare in the first two years of the plan (2021-2022). It also highlights the importance of consolidating and promoting science and innovation as a tool for the social, economic and industrial reconstruction of the country.
Main objectives: strengthen public-private collaboration, promote the transfer of knowledge, improve the situation of researchers and institutions, boost Spain's capacity to attract, recover and retain talent, and ensure the application of the principle of real equality between women and men in R&D&I.
With the launch of this Strategy, public and private investments are expected to double, to reach the European average in 2027 (from 1.24% of GDP in investment in R&D&I recorded in 2018, to 2.12% in 2027).
The national strategic lines follow the Horizon Europe themes:
- Culture, creativity and inclusive society.
- Security for society.
- Digital world, industry, space and defence.
- Climate, energy and mobility.
- Food, bioeconomy, natural resources and the environment.