A short country profile for science and technology
3. The National S&T System
. National policies for science, technology and innovation
. The Universities are a cornerstone of the S&T system
. Science and Technology (S&T) and Research and Development (R&D)
. Other actors in the scientific landscape
5. S&T Cooperation Roadmap: 2010-2011 226 KB
6. Some results of S&T Cooperation with the European Union and the European Commission
The participation of Chilean research teams increased from 23 in the 5 th Research Framework Programme (FP5 - 1998-2002) to 73 in the 6 th Research Framework Programme (FP6 - 2002-2006). This corresponded to 18 and 58 projects respectively. The financial contribution to Chilean participants in FP6 was almost Euro 7million, but the overall financial investment into these projects was a large multiple of this amount, not to mention their value in terms of creation of new knowledge, access to science and technology networks, capacity building and innovation. Chilean participants were particularly successful in topics related to sustainable development, environment and climate change, agri-food and biotechnology, information and communication technologies and health. 26% of the 58 projects in FP6 were specific international cooperation projects applying partnership principles in terms of sharing responsibilities among similar numbers of teams from Europe and Latin America and addressing priority topics in their specific socio-economic context.
Chile has actively participated in a number of regional cooperation programmes focused on investing in people and institutions and supported by European technical and economic cooperation. Among these were:
Chilean participation in ALFA II (2000-2005) amounted to 110 out of 225 approved projects. These concerned, among others, engineering and technologies (33), social sciences (19) and education (18).
Chile achieved the top position among Latin American countries participating in the @lis programme (2002-2006) with 13 projects.
Out of 2513 scholarships allocated in the ALBAN programme in the period between 2003-2006 for Latin America, Chilean applicants obtained 194 ( Brazil 772, Mexico 454, Colombia 343, Argentina 258, Peru 112, Venezuela 192).
Annual events around 'Europosgrados' and associated education fairs with dozens of European universities and higher education establishments bear witness of the mutual interest in knowledge-intensive cooperation for mutual benefits. It attracts cooperation, among others, from CONICYT, the British Council, the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD) and, of course, ALBAN. The latest event took place in Santiago de Chile, 2-3 October 2007 and attracted 7,000 visitors.
Research mobility between Chile and the European Union is actively supported, among others, through a web portal.
More information on other forms of cooperation between the EC and Chile are provided on the website of the EC Delegation in Santiago.