On July 11th and 12th 2019 a seminar will be held in Santander on the Spanish Science Technology and Innovation Strategy 2021-2027

8 de July de 2019

On July 11th and 12th, 2019, a seminar will be held in Santander during the Summer Courses of the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP by its initials in Spanish) on the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy 2021-2027, which will be an opportunity to learn about the progress in defining this strategy, which will be key to the future of Science, Technology and Innovation in Spain. 

It will be a participatory forum to collect ideas during the preparation of this strategic agenda, which is an excellent opportunity to participate.
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Meeting UIMP 2019 – 11/12 of July
Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2021-2027
Director: Teresa Riesgo Alcaide
Secretary: Inmaculada Bahón Arnaiz

Course program

Day 1:

9.30h: Welcome and opening of the course: Ángeles Heras Caballero, Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MCIU).

10.00 am: Conference: Elaboration of the Spanish Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation 2021-2027; Teresa Riesgo Alcaide, General Director of R & D of the MCIU.

11.00h: Coffee

11.30h Roundtable: What does Spain need to improve its science and innovation system in the coming years?


  • Enrique Playán, Director of the State Research Agency
  • Javier Ponce, General Director of the Center for Industrial Technological Development
  • Jesús Marco, Vice President of the CSIC
  • Javier León Serrano, R+D+I Sector of the CRUE
  • Luis Serrano, Director of SOMMA

Moderator: Cristina Moneo Ocaña, Deputy Director General of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

13.30h Lunch

3:00 pm: Conference: Sustainable Development and R+D+i Objectives; Carlos Mataix, Director of IDT-UPM.

16: 00h: Roundtable: Science and Innovation as an economic and social engine.


  • Luis Fernando Álvarez, President of the Forum of Innovative Companies
  • Asier Rufino, Director of Tecnalia Ventures
  • Áureo Díaz Carrasco, Executive Director FEDiT
  • Paloma Sánchez Muñoz, Director of the UAM-Accenture Chair

Moderator: Gonzalo León, Chair of the UPM

Day 2:

9.30h: Conference: Horizon Europe; Román Arjona-Gracia, Chief Economist of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.

11.00: Coffee

11.30: Roundtable: National Strategies on Science and Innovation in an international environment.


  • Rafael Rodrigo, General Secretary of Scientific Policy Coordination of the MCIU
  • Román Arjona-Gracia, Chief Economist of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Helena Pereira, President of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia de Portugal
  • Changwon Lee, Delegate for Science Embassy of Korea in Madrid

Moderator: Eduard Alarcón, Professor at the UPC

13:30: Closure of the course: Teresa Riesgo Alcaide, General Director of R + D + I of the MCIU