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Strategic Innovation Agenda

BIOVEGEN and the Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2013-2020

The Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2013-2020 is the framework instrument for establishing the objectives, linked to the promotion and development of R&D activities, to be achieved during this period in Spain. These objectives are in line with those established by the European Union within «Horizon 2020» framework program for funding R&D activities during the period 2014-2020, thus contributing to incentivizing active participation of Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation Agents in the European Area.

This strategy is implemented through State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020. One of the dynamic actions contemplated in the Plan are Technology Platforms (TPs).

What are Technology Platforms?

TPs are communication channels between different public and private actors in a given sector, which promote public-private partnerships, identifying emerging technologies and detecting new demands in terms of Social Challenges:

  • Social Challenge 1: Health, demographic change and well-being.
  • Social Challenge 2: Food security and food quality; productive and sustainable farming, natural resources, marine and maritime research.
  • Social Challenge 3: Safe, efficient and clean energy.
  • Social Challenge 4: Smart, sustainable and integrated transport.
  • Social Challenge 5: Action on climate change and efficient use of resources and raw materials.
  • Social Challenge 6: Changes and social innovations.
  • Social Challenge 7: Economy and digital society.
  • Social Challenge 8: Security, protection and defense.

Network Technology Platforms

Technology platforms are part of a national network supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

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