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V Regional Plan for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation 2016-2020

Policy Document
Plan Regional de Investigación Científica e Innovación Tecnológica 2016-2020 (V PRICI)
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The VI Regional Plan for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation 2016-2020 aims at positioning the Comunidad de Madrid (CM) as a reference for R&D at national and international level. Based on the RIS3, the Plan develops a strategy to achieve the regional RDI objectives up to the year 2020, through which will generate knowledge, wealth, employment and welfare for the society. It has been structure around three areas:

  • Improve the capabilities of the system by strengthening research agencies and its scientific equipment; attracting and retaining talent and promoting singular projects;
  • Promote a more efficient use of the activity generated in the system through the valuation of R&D realistic results, the protection of these results and the creation of start-ups and spin-offs; and
  • Improve the coordination of RDI efforts with through the articulation of the whole system and its critical mass.

The Plan specifies a set of priority areas: nanotechnology, advanced materials, industrial technologies and space (including Industry 4.0); health, biotechnology, water and agro-food; energy, environment and transportation; and information and communication technologies. Along with these, it includes social sciences and humanities as the additional axis needed to cover the different areas of research in which the CM is a reference.

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