The Ministry of Science and Innovation is the central government department responsible for the execution of government policy regarding scientific and technical research, technological development and innovation in all sectors, including the management of international relations in this area and Spanish representation in European Union and international programmes, forums and international organisations that fall within its competence. 

Structure and functions

Royal Decree 404/2020, of 25 February, which sets out the basic organisational structure of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, establishes the following executive bodies: 

Affiliated Institutions

The Ministry of Science and Innovation also carries out its functions through public bodies responsible to it with specific tasks of functions.

Public Research Institutions (OPI)

These are public bodies set up to directly carry out scientific and technical research, provide technological services, and carry out other, complementary activities necessary for society’s scientific and technological progress.

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