08.05.2014

Ministry of Science participated in the II National Congress of Foresight in Mendoza

The secretary of the Department of Planning and Policy of this Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Ruth Ladenheim, made a presentation at the University of Cuyo about the importance of foresight as a tool for strategic planning.

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Ministry of Science participated in the II National Congress of Foresight in Mendoza

The Secretary of the Department of Planning and Policy of the Science Ministry, Ruth Ladenheim, participated in the first day opening ceremony of the II National Congress of Foresight Argentina Prospecta 2014.

In order to highlight the importance of foresight in the design of public policies and decision-making, the Secretary of Planning and Policy of the Ministry of Science, Ruth Ladenheim, participated in the first day of the Second National Congress of Prospective Prospecta Argentina 2014. During the opening table, held at the School of Economics of the National University of Cuyo, the secretary was accompanied by the Minister of Lands, Environment and Natural Resources of Mendoza, . Guillermo Elizalde and the rector of the University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Arturo Somoza.

In the event the official referred to "New forward-looking approaches to design policies in science, technology and innovation", presentation focused on the role it plays as a prospective diagnostic element within the portfolio of Science". This is an essential tool for the development of strategic planning activities we conducted at the Ministry, and in particular in the Department of Planning and Policy" said the secretary Ladenheim.

Ladenheim also provided an overview of new trends in the three general purpose technologies (biotechnology, nanotechnology and information and communication technologies) provided within the "National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation, Argentina Innovadora 2020". Consequently, he provided details on the work performed for the generation of this instrument, through an inclusive methodology and a strategic perspective about the role of science and technology for development of the Nation: “The plan is an exercise of strengthening for the National State”. Reason why we believe it is very important to promote this type of planning, not only nationally but also regionally". Finally, he emphasized that foresight "allows guiding the scientific and technological system to social priorities, focus on the structural change in the productive matrix and achieve sustainable and inclusive development, as the priority is to improve the quality of life of all Argentine people".

The rector Somoza, referring to the congress said that "it is an expression of commitment to society, and is part of the public policies seeking universities be at the service of society contributing from its generation domain and knowledge and research distribution".

Finally, in the framework of the congress, the study "Analysis of technology foresight in strategic agribusiness sectors of Argentina" was introduced from the Department of Planning and Policy”.

It was organized by UNCUYO in conjunction with the ministry of Science and other public and private institutions, the purposes of the congress, which runs until tomorrow, are contributing to the promotion and discussion of foresight and strategic planning in public policy, creating a field of Argentine experiences exchange designed to develop the study of global change, science and technology, higher education, land use planning, production sectors, as well as the economy and society.

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The Secretary of the Department of Planning and Policy of the Science Ministry, Ruth Ladenheim, participated in the first day opening ceremony of the II National Congress of Foresight Argentina Prospecta 2014.

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