Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy
In a world undergoing constant changes, where new global challenges affect all countries, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) are the engines of social and economic progress and drivers of globalization, and participate in the reconfiguration of the future world. In addition, its growing influence in all social areas and, especially, in international relations, gives the Scientific, Technological and Innovation Diplomacy a growing importance that contributes to the strengthening of the international presence of a country and its image in the world.

Recently, the State Secretaries for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America, Jesús Gracia, and for Research, Development and Innovation, Carmen Vela, presented the Report on Scientific, Technological and Innovation Diplomacy, prepared by representatives of the General State Administration (State Secretariat for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America, State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation, State Secretariat for Trade and Centre for Industrial Technological Development); the research world (Higher Council for Scientific Research and the Conference of Chancellors of Spanish Universities); the business world (Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations); the foundations that support research and innovation (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, Ramón Areces and COTEC); and the scope of the analysis centres (Real Instituto Elcano).

 

The report consists of four sections: the first one, on the international context that determines the importance of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Diplomacy; a second one, which justifies the report; a third one, analysing the answers provided so far by the main countries in our vicinity and Spain to these challenges, and a fourth section where some actions are recommended for better contribution to the search of solutions for global challenges, to favour and support the innovative leadership of our companies, to improve coordination within the General State Administration, to strengthen training in Scientific, Technological and Innovation Diplomacy of human resources of the State and, finally, to project communication and dissemination of the research and innovation strengths of Spain and its image-country.

 

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  • 19 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @JosepBorrellF: I have met in #TheHague with my colleague, the Dutch Foreign Minister @ministerBlok, with whom I have exchanged views ab…
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @ministerBlok: Today my Spanish colleague @JosepBorrellF visited The Hague. NL and Spain have very close ties. We discussed challenges &…
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @IntlCrimCourt: #ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji: “I thank Minister @JosepBorrellF for #Spain’s unflinching support of the ICC at a…
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @IntlCrimCourt: Today at the #ICC: H.E. @JosepBorrellF, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of #S…
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @EU_ENV: Discover new #EUfunded @h2020_coastal project: knowledge exchange platform to improve the coastal-rural synergy and development…
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * #Malaga is hosting the @OSCE Mediterranean Conference on the 25th and 26th of October. Representatives of the 57 Pa… https://t.co/2BhibvDYHL
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * The Spanish Government fervently condemns the murder of Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a midwife for the @ICRC who had been… https://t.co/GdQCMB2eae
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @eucopresident: Discussion with PM @sanchezcastejon on #brexit, migration, EMU reform and upcoming #euco. https://t.co/eS4nXHDok5
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @EUCouncilTVNews: #Tusk @eucopresident meets the Prime Minister of #Spain @sanchezcastejon on the sidelines of the European Council #EUC…
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * Spanish PM @sanchezcastejon is in Brussels to take part in the #EUCO. #Brexit, migration, internal security and the… https://t.co/zdI2SoI7Td
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * Spain's FM @JosepBorrellF congratulates Spanish magistrate Rosario Silva de Lapuerta, the first woman to serve as S… https://t.co/lXxysENcla
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * 🇲🇦 The Spanish Government was saddened to hear of the derailing of a train in the city of #Bouknadel, and would lik… https://t.co/I85TJqZ9WU
  • 17 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @EnriqueYeves: Opening of #ZeroHunger exhibition at @FAO in Rome with FAO Director-General @grazianodasilva, Queen Letizia of Spain @SMR…
  • 17 Oct @SpainMFA * 🇯🇵 🇪🇸 #Spain's and #Japan's PMs @sanchezcastejon and @AbeShinzo have signed a joint statement which strengthens the… https://t.co/31vj7QefSw
  • 17 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @wphfund: Gracias @SpainMFA & Mr. Ignacio Diaz de la Guardia for announcing an additional contribution of 500,000 Euros to @WPHFund in 2…

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