With the support of all parliamentary blocs, the House of Representatives today approved by force of law the text that defines the set of policies for the scientific and technological system for the next decade and presents the ten national challenges and research and development strategies to confront them.
The document was proposed by MinCyT after collaborative work with provinces, regions and organizations of the National Science, Technology and Innovation System (SNCTI), and discussion with actors from other fields.
It defines, organizes and communicates the set of policies, strategies and tools for all public and private actors and agents that make up the National Science, Technology and Innovation System (SNCTI).
“The 2030 Agenda will define the future of science and technology in Argentina for the coming years, and it is important that it is addressed and addressed with this commitment,” emphasized MinCyT President Daniel Vilmos.
The minister stressed that the plan “is a medium- and long-term policy and should not be linked to electoral calendars” and emphasized the unanimous support the initiative received in both legislative chambers: “We held more than 50 meetings with entities linked to the government.” World of Science and Technology to discuss the project and has undergone many modifications with respect to the original project, as there have been substantive contributions. “We are proud of the work that has been accomplished,” he added.
The president of the CNEA, Adriana Serkis, expressed herself in the same sense, stressing that “the possibility of proving that science should be state policy is open.” “To achieve this in this context, where there is only confrontation and confusion, is admirable and has a lot to do with the Minister of Planning of MinCyT, Diego Hurtado, who also serves as Honorary Vice President of the CNEA,” he added.
In response to a question about the meaning of the law’s penalty, MinCyT Planning Minister Diego Hurtado emphasized, “Having a national science and technology plan is a milestone, for several reasons, but the most important is its medium- and long-term vision, regardless of that.” Regarding who governs Argentina, he also highlighted that it “follows regional development plans and, finally, it includes a dimension of the world of work.”
Hurtado explained that at this stage, we are talking historically about science, technology and production, and this adds a dimension to the work. “That is why the CGT, CTA, popular economy organizations and the Central Center for National Business Entities came together in its preparation. He noted that the National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan clearly places the dimension of the world of work as a relevant actor for social development in formulating and contributing to knowledge production agendas.
The role of the nuclear sector and the CNEA
“CNEA can be the organization that leads the energy transition in Argentina,” said Minister of Planning, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Diego Hurtado, on the occasion of the presentation of the National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan 2030, which happened on this day, November 17 last year. Founding Atomic Center (Kak).
a Energy transmission It is one of the ten national challenges posed by the plan. With reference to this, Hurtado On that occasion, he commented: “The nuclear sector, in itself, has achieved a position of importance Alternative and clean energy but also as an example to understand which path to follow“Energy transfer It is a vector of industrialization and generation of increasing self-capabilities, thinking ten, twenty and thirty years into the future for a country like Argentina “.
finally, Hurtado He stressed that “the nuclear sector shows, through its path over decades, how it has been able to diversify and generate a lot Public or mixed companies like Small and medium-sized companies With specialized training, today we can talk about the nuclear ecosystem, which we will need to reproduce in some other technological corridors.
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