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Foundation for RDI Knowledge Madrid

Organisation
Original name: 
Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d
Address:
Paseo de Recoletos , 14- 7ª planta
28001 Madrid
Spain
ES
Mission

Madrid aims to contribute to increase the quality of higher education, science, technology and innovation of the region, considered key elements in the competitiveness and well-being of the citizens. The Foundation was created in 2002, and since then it has established a solid network of relationships between members of the academic and industrial environment of the Comunidad de Madrid.
In addition to work towards the aforementioned objectives, it also has been appointed by the regional government to guarantee the quality of higher education through the accreditation of new universities, academic degrees and teaching staff. This new competence has reinforced greatly their commitment with excellence.

Activities

The main activities of Madri+d are:

  • Contribute to the improvement of higher education through evaluation reports and others for the accreditation and certification of quality in the university environment, as well as the measurement of the public service performance of higher education according to objective procedures and transparent processes, considering the Spanish, European and international framework.
  • Evaluate and accredit science and technology programs and projects.
  • Promote the protection and transfer of knowledge from academy and science to business.
  • Promote the creation, consolidation and growth of technology-based companies.
  • Manage research and training programs.
  • Promote the dissemination of science and innovation through the organization of outreach activities, awards, scholarships, publications, congresses, seminars or others.
  • Promote Madrid as a place of international excellence for higher education, science and technology.