Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy

In a world of constant change, where new global challenges affect all countries, Science, Technology and Innovation(STI) are drivers of socio-economic progress and of globalisation, participating in the reconfiguration of tomorrow’s world. Furthermore, their growing influence in all social areas and, in particular, in international relations, gives Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy an increasing importance in helping strengthen a country’s international presence and its image around the world.

​Recently, the State Secretaries for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America, Jesús Gracia, and for Research, Development and Innovation, Carmen Vela, presented a report entitled Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy, drafted 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 the Centre for Industrial and Technology Development); the world of research (Higher Council for Scientific Research and the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities); the business world (Spanish Confederation of Business Associations – CEOE); foundations that support research and innovation (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, Ramón Areces and COTEC); and representatives of think tanks (Elcano Royal Institute).

 

The report is divided into four sections: one, the international backdrop that establishes the importance of Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy; two, the justification for the report; three, an analysis of the responses provided by our main peer countries and Spain to these challenges to date; and four, a section recommending certain actions to better contribute to the search for solutions to these global challenges, to foster and support the innovative leadership of our companies, to improve coordination through the General State Administration, to strengthen training in Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy using State resources and finally, to project communication and the dissemination of the strengths of Spanish  research and innovation and its image as a country.

 

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