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The science, technology and innovation plan 2015 was defined to revitalise sustainable economic growth, employment and well-being of the Basque Country by boosting science, technology and innovation activities based on the smart specialisation and the efficiency of the Science, Technology and Innovation System. It is framed under two other strategies and plans: the Europe 2020 Strategy and the RIS3 strategy. The plan foresees a public-private investment of €11.1m between 2014 and 2020. A third part will come from public sources and the rest will come from private sources, mainly from firms and for the development of R&D projects.
The strategic lines are deployed in six goals:
The Science, Technology and Innovation Plan – PCTI Euskadi 2020 is the result of a participatory process in which the interdepartmental collaboration of the Basque Government and the participation of the agents represented in the Basque Council of Science, Technology and Innovation has been a key issue (provincial councils, the three Basque universities, Tecnalia and IK4 Research Alliance, business representatives, Jakiunde, and Innobasque Ikerbasque). It has also received contributions from experts in science, innovation and research at the European level.