17.02.2016

The Ministry of Science finances design partnership projects

The initiative is aimed at fostering the integration of design as a strategic element for innovation and management. Projects can be submitted up to June 10, 2016.

The Ministry of Science finances design partnership projects

The Ministry of Science calls for the presentation of Design Partnership Programs to be financed during 2016.

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, through the Secretariat for Planning and Politics, calls for the presentation of Design Partnership Programs to be financed during 2016. The objective of the instrument is to support projects aimed at incorporating design as a key factor for innovation and management, strengthening the development of social and occupational inclusion dynamics. This aims at the creation of new products and the implementation of improvements and/or established products. The objective of its implementation is to promote relevant interactions that encourage the introduction of sustainable improvements in clearly identified productive units in the long-term.   

The objective of the instrument is to support projects aimed at incorporating design as a key factor for innovation and management, strengthening the development of social and occupational inclusion dynamics.

Cooperatives, recuperated companies managed by their workers, microenterprises or entrepreneur networks that perform their activity in the national territory and are formally constituted may participate. In addition, the associative nature of the proposal which includes the contribution of one or more institutions of the scientific and technological system, encouraging the articulation among territorial parties to promote local development must be highlighted.

A total of $1,280,000 and up to $80,000 will be awarded per project. Presentations should be made from Monday, March 7 to Friday, June 10, 2016, inclusive. The completed form must be sent by mail to Godoy Cruz 2320, Planta Baja (C1425FQD), C.A.B.A. and electronically to diseno@mincyt.gob.ar

The initiative is carried out in the National Program for Technology and Social Innovation context which aims at promoting and coordinating actions that lead to the innovation, creation and use of technologies towards social inclusion and the improvement of the population well-being, the expansion of the effective ownership of citizen rights, the creation of quality work, the strengthening of productive chains in the social and regional economy and the protection of the environment. 

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