Research, development and innovation are shaping up as priority areas for economic and social development. Public policies need to be properly targeted and as transparently as possible, accompanied by a process of accountability. This requires the availability of solid and accurate data that allow the situation of the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation System (SECTI) and the impact and results of public policies to be known. 

The Science, Technology and Innovation Information System (SICTI) is the main information platform in the field of R&D&I, providing indicators for knowledge, monitoring and evaluation of public policies. The creation of the SICTI is provided for in Article 11 of Act 14/2011, of 1 June, on Science, Technology and Innovation.

Sistema de Información sobre Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SICTI)

El Sistema de Información sobre Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SICTI) forma parte de los instrumentos de gobernanza del Sistema Español de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SECTI). 

El SICTI se crea en la ley 14/2011, de 1 de junio, de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación bajo la dependencia del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación como instrumento de captación de datos y análisis para la elaboración y seguimiento de la Estrategia Española de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (EECTI), y de sus planes de desarrollo.

Global system data

This section presents the main overall context data for the SECTI. Data on R&D Expenditure and Human Resources are included. All the information collected in this section comes from the INE Statistics on R&D activities and its objective is to contextualise the information presented under the rest of the headings in this section by giving an overview of the SECTI.

R&D&I expenditure budget

This section contains information on the budget appropriations allocated to R&D&I by the different public administrations. The initial appropriations and budget execution of the national government (AGE) are presented, broken down by Ministry and body, as well as those of the Autonomous Communities (CCAA), both in terms of spending policy 46 and other spending programmes with R&D&I allocations.

Public R&D&I actions

The SICTI provides information on public R&D&I actions carried out by the different administrations and public bodies, both from the AGE and the Autonomous Communities, in an attempt to answer questions such as: What type of R&D&I activity is funded? How is it financed? What is the planned budget allocated to each action? What is the awarding procedure? Who does the financial aid target?

State aid for RDI

In this section, the SICTI provides detailed information on state aid granted in the field of R&D&I, both by the central and regional governments: how much aid has been awarded in a given year?  who are the beneficiaries? where are the R&D&I activities carried out?  how much is the funding of the aid, and under which type has the aid been awarded?  what is the purpose of the aid?, etc.

Return state plan

The State Plan for Scientific, Technical and Innovation Research (PEICTI) brings together all the actions in the field of R&D&I that are implemented by the main funding agencies dependent on the Ministry of Science and Innovation (AEI, CDTI, ISCIII) as well as the rest of the ministerial departments and affiliated bodies. You can consult relevant information regarding the territorial distribution of aid here, along with the type of beneficiaries in each area, the number of grants and the global amount for each region, etc. The source of information is the SICTI. 

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