26.11.2013

Barañao and Capitanich held a working meeting

The head of the Ministry of Science held a meeting with the chief of Cabinet in order to make progress in working strategies for the next two years.

Barañao and Capitanich held a working meeting

Barañao and Capitanich held a working meeting.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao, participated this morning in a meeting with the Head of Cabinet, Jorge Capitanich, where courses of action for 2014 and 2015 were discussed and defined. The working round was also attended by the executive coordinator of the Scientific and Technological Cabinet Alejandro Mentaberry; the President of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Roberto Salvarezza; the Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Technological Articulation, Alejandro Ceccatto; the Under Secretary of Studies and Prospective, Jorge Robbio; the Under Secretary of Administrative Coordination, Rodolfo Blasco and the General Director of Foreign Financing Projects of the National Agency for Science and Technology Promotion, Silvia Oliver.

"These working rounds are committed to an even more efficient management, articulating the determined objectives in the Argentina Innovadora 2020 plan and the national budget".

Ten physical and budgetary purposes were defined and discussed on the strengthening of the national scientific and technological system always in search for inclusive innovation.

Referring to the Science area, the chief of Cabinet said that a number of goals for the next biennium were agreed, and stated that "the funding programme to technology-based companies and the development of biotechnology will increase investment and exports, mainly in the pharmaceutical industry". Finally, he praised the RAICES programme, which to date has over 1,000 scientists who have returned to our country.

Within this frame, Barañao said: "These working rounds are committed to an even more efficient management, articulating the determined objectives in the Argentina Innovadora 2020 plan and the national budget".

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