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The Government unveils the Euskadi 2020 Science, Technology and Innovation Plan involving public-private investment to the tune of 11,100 million euros

2014 December 15

Private-public investment of 11,100 million euros predicted between 2014-2020

Its main mission is to improve the wellbeing, sustainable economic growth and employment by means of a research and innovation policy based on smart specialisation and enhancing the efficiency of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation System

The Euskadi 2020 PCTI is a turning point midterm for R&D&I to drive  the economy recovery and job stimulus

The plan is the outcome of a participative process involving institutions and stakeholders of the Basque Science and Technology Network

The Basque Government has unveiled the “Science Technology and Innovation Plan 2020" (PCTI). A smart specialisation strategy to drive the Sustainable and Economic Development of the Basque Country". The document has been analysed by the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Council and will be approved by the Basque cabinet tomorrow.  

The plan is one of the fourteen strategy plans that the Basque Government is preparing in this parliamentary term. Its main mission is to improve the wellbeing, sustainable economic growth and employment by means of a research and innovation policy based on smart specialisation and enhancing the efficiency of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation System 

The Euskadi 2020 PCTI is a turning point in this parliamentary term, as the commitment to innovation, research and technological development is the key to restore the impaired competitiveness and the destroyed jobs.   This commitment has a particular symbolic importance midterm, when the Basque Country is beginning to witness economic recovery and job stimulus.  

The Euskadi 2020 PCTI  envisages private-public investment of 11,100 million euros between 2014 and 2020.   3,677 million euros, around a third of this investment, will be provided by the public administrations, with the Basque Government making the most significant contribution with 2,737 million euros. 6,609 million euros, around 60%, will be provided by the companies themselves to fund business innovation and research projects. And the remainder, coming to 814 million euros, will be funded by European funds and attracting multinational companies to develop their R&D projects in the Basque Country. In short, the Plan seeks to increase private-public investment in R&D&I by 44% between 2014-2020. 

The benchmark framework underpinning the Plan are the European “Europe 2020 Strategy and “RIS 3 Strategy" programmes.

The Euskadi 2020 PCTI sets three strategic priorities:

  • Energy (electricity, oil, gas and renewable energies). It is a commitment to activities related to extracting, transforming, transporting and distributing different energy sources, and particularly to renewable energies, such as offshore wind power, where the Basque Country seeks to be an international benchmark.
  • Advanced manufacturing (aeronautics, automotive, shipbuilding and railways, machine tools, capital goods and metal industries). It is, in short, a commitment to the “Basque Industry 4.0.” strategy.
  • Bio-sciences and health. The objective is to consolidate the high-level scientific-technology capacities (convergence of facilitator technologies, micro-nano-bio-tic) and the diversification of industrial companies. The application of biosciences to health drives the development of the health sector, based on a powerful and efficient public network with innovative and research capacity and driving new developments. 

And four opportunity areas or “territories":

Agri-food industry more closely linked to sustainable development and to the human environment. 

  • Food safety and legislation.
  • Innovation and technology applied to food and processes.
  • Food chain sustainability.
  • Aquaculture.
  • Culinary and catering industry.

Territorial planning and urban regeneration: business and technological developments based on advanced services in the areas: 

  • Planning aimed at designing smart territories.
  • Urban regeneration as part of smart cities
  • Constitution.  

Leisure, entertainment and culture. 

  • Cultural industries and language industry. 
  • Creative industries (digital leisure, multimedia, etc.). 
  • Videogames. 

Specific activities relating to ecosystems. 

  • Water decontamination
  • Contaminated soils regeneration and recovery. 
  • Monitoring environmental ris k. 

The plan envisages an innovation and research policy based on smart specialisation and enhancing the efficiency of the Science, Technology and Innovation System through the four strategic lines: 

Strategic lines: 

  1. Driving the smart specialisation strategy, by means of science, technology and innovation to address the social challenges of the Basque Country. 
  2. Strengthening the industrial leadership by means of private-public partnership. 
  3. Enhancing the excellence of the Science, Technology and Innovation System. 
  4. Guaranteeing the development of human capital in science, technology and innovation. 

These strategic lines are underpinned by two cross-cutting core areas: 

  1. Outreach and internationalisation of the Basque System of Science, Technology and Innovation. 
  2. An innovative and connected system. 

Furthermore, special mention should be made of a commitment with the Plan to gender equality as a horizontal aspect (by means of giving momentum to mainstreaming).

The strategic lines will be deployed in six operational objectives from now to 2020.

  1. Concentrating R&D&I resources and investments in the specialisation areas: increasing the research percentage from 76% to 82% in line with the RIS 3. strategic priorities.
  2. Fostering fundamental research and experimental development: increasing the R&D&I mix to 15% Fundamental Investment/30% Industrial Investment/55% Experimental Development (it stood at 14/47/39 in 2012). 
  3. Making the Science, Technology and Innovation System results-oriented: increasing the indexed scientific publications from 4,500 to 7,500; increasing the PCT/EPO patent applications from 340 to 500; raising sales of new products in the turnover from 12.48% to 15%. 
  4. Prioritising attracting international investment in R&D&i: increasing R&D&I funding from abroad from the current 5% to 8% by 2020.
  • a. Driving Basque participation in H2020: increasing R&D&I funding from abroad from 5% to 8% by 2020. 
  • b. Attracting international private investments in R&D&i:: raising Basque funding from 461 million (0.89%) to 805 million (1%) of the total funds of the framework programme.
  1. Increasing the number of companies involved in innovation:raising the number of innovative companies with more than 20 employees from 45.5% to 50% of the total. 
  2. Improving the qualifications of the research staff (horizontal target): increasing the percentage of researchers with a PhD from the current 29% to 35% out of the total research staff. 

The Euskadi 2020 Science, Technology and Innovation Plan is the result of a participative process involving  interministerial cooperation of the Basque Government and  the stakeholders represented on the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Council (Provincial Councils, the three Basque universities, Teknalia and IK4, business representatives, Jakiunde, Innobasque and Ikerbasque). There has also been input from European stakeholders and key figures in the field of science, innovation and research. 

 

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  • @kzsoraluze
    2014 December 18

    Comentario de Twitter:
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  • @KZguneaTIC
    2014 December 18

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  • @CyberEuskadi
    2014 December 18

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  • @rgpozo
    2014 December 18

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  • @inigoirizar
    2014 December 17

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  • @liburutegiak
    2014 December 17

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  • @turiskopio
    2014 December 17

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  • @mikel_uriguen
    2014 December 17

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  • @Foro_BiDC_Foroa
    2014 December 17

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  • 2014 December 17

    Me parece un plan digno pero defensivo, conservador, que ya sé que no es poco en estos tiempos.
    El objetivo final de un plan de I+D+i, dice el Sr. Urkullu, es lograr empleo de calidad y recuperar la pujanza económica como vector de un futuro sostenible y es aquí dónde me viene a la cabeza aquella reflexión de la "Reina Roja" que recomendaba correr el doble que los demás para permanecer en el mismo sitio. Lógicamente más del doble para recuperar lo perdido. Un 3% del PIB solo en las áreas prioritarias de la UE en 2020 me parece poco y se corre el riesgo de poner los esfuerzos en solo tres "cestas". Per también hay otros "nichos" en que Euskadi es referente y no están en la lista de los prioritarios UE. No deben perderse esas ventajas que fructificarán si se camina lo bastante al mismo o mayor ritmo.
    2015 y 2016 serán mejores, no fáciles, dice el Sr. Urkullu. El PIB probablemente será mejor que el presupuestado. Me pregunto si ello supondrá inyecciones extra sobre la marcha en "futuros", es decir, en I+D+i. Yo seria generoso y optimista.
    Pero ser referentes en I+D+i será escaso si no conseguimos que toda nuestra sociedad lleve grabado el I+D+i en su ADN. La sociedad debe ser un semillero de líderes en I+D+i , fermento de cambios en las industrias (50% haciendo I+D+i me parece poco Sr. Urkullu, el otro 50% tiene muchas probabilidades de desaparecer), las instituciones y las administraciones. Porque las tormentas volverán y se trata de evitarlas o de resistirlas en mejores condiciones cada vez.
    Finalmente, no podemos permitirnos el lujo de despreciar ningún esfuerzo en la dirección correcta, ni tirar por la borda en un calentón a líderes valiosos aunque a veces "hablen con lengua de cuchillo". Estoy pensando en IK-4. Cintura.
    Sr. Urkullu, por la cuenta que nos trae, les deseo total acierto en sus estrategias y los mayores éxitos...con la ayuda de todos, que al final la clave está en las personas.
    Saludos.

  • @TBESGABA
    2014 December 17

    Comentario de Twitter:
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  • @emprenderzitek
    2014 December 17

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  • @nanoBasque
    2014 December 16

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  • @libroinnovacion
    2014 December 16

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  • @barrixe
    2014 December 16

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    2014 December 16

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  • @ionerrea
    2014 December 16

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  • @Shlevkov
    2014 December 16

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    RT @AchucarroNeuro: The Basque Governmet launches its Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy 2014-2020 http://t.co/EfBbSg6m1a

  • @aitor_santis
    2014 December 16

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    Gobierno Vasco presenta el Plan de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Euskadi 2020 con una inversión de 11.100 millones http://t.co/9KasCnjSro

  • @AchucarroNeuro
    2014 December 16

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  • @aitorjv
    2014 December 16

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  • @EstrategiaPI
    2014 December 16

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  • @libroinnovacion
    2014 December 16

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  • @joantxo
    2014 December 16

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  • @BatizSheila
    2014 December 16

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