12.12.2013

Universities will employ doctors for Technology Transfer

The Ministry of Science, through its National Agency for Science and Technology Promotion will provide funds for recruiting doctors to work at national public universities for local and regional knowledge transfer purposes. About 26 institutions applied for this call.

Universities will employ doctors for Technology Transfer

Salvarezza, Ladenheim and Gill at the signing of the agreement.

With the presentation of 26 academic institutions, the National Agency for Science and Technology Promotion, from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, closed a call for the provision of funds to finance projects for institutional development at national public universities. They have been focused on the recruitment of doctors for the articulation knowledge transfer actions with productive and service sector companies and institutions that require to solve technological problems or to take advantage of opportunities for socio-economic development at regional or local level. The initiatives submitted are under evaluation.

In that respect, Ladenheim expressed: “With this relocation of doctors to provinces, we are going to have capability for scientific and technical research distributed in all our country regions”.

This agreement was signed by the Secretary of University Policies of the National Ministry of Education, Martín Gill; the secretary of Planning and Policies from the Ministry of Science, Ruth Ladenheim; and the President of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Roberto Salvarezza.

In that respect, Ladenheim expressed: “With this relocation of doctors to provinces, we are going to have capability for scientific and technical research distributed in all our country regions”.

Mr. Salvarezza was satisfied with this initiative and highlighted "the number of institutions that took part and bet on this call”. Furthermore, they celebrated the possibility of creating more favourable employment conditions for the achievement of a more successful technological transfer process.

The purpose of D-TEC 2013 line is to increase the volume of technological transfer from public universities to the regional environment where they are inserted. For such purpose, projects focused on the identification of topic-related projects and territories on which we have planned to have an impact, through technology transfer. These initiatives should take into account strategic socio-productive cores identified in the National Plan for Science, Technology, and Innovation – Argentina Innovadora 2020.

Funds will be granted through a monthly scholarship, similar to those granted for post-doctorates from the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), for each doctor during 36 months. I In case of moving away and relocation of doctors, resources for up to ARS 100,000 may be used for such purposes. Also, expenses will be covered for the implementation and performance of a work plan for at least ARS 300,000 and a maximum of ARS 1,200,000. Other expenses that may be subsidized are those for giving assistance to two graduate researchers at the most, for a net amount equivalent to the amount received by an assistant professional for the support staff of the CONICET for a period of 36 months.

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