On the way to innovative Spain: re-designing the R&D concept

El País

In Spain, public budget for Research and Development has been cut off for 4 years, and even longer in the private sector. The lack of investment drowns the system, neither offering competitive conditions nor stability for researchers and foreign companies. Dr Emma Martínez Sánchez, director of the SRUK Scientific Policy Committee, comments how Spain could become a scientifically innovative and competent country. Emma highlights the relevance of self-management and politics-independency of scientific organizations as well as the necessity of short- and long-term strategic plans to achieve it.

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