Expenditure on R&D by sectors

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Expenditure on R&D by sectors

October 2022

Science

In 2019, the percentage of total public spending assigned to R&D was 0.82% in Portugal and  1.24% in Spain, both below the EU-27 average.

Innovative companies and business cooperation on R&D activities

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Innovative companies and business cooperation on R&D activities

October 2022

Science

In Portugal and Spain, the proportion of innovative companies, and the degree to which these collaborate with other companies and organisations, is below the EU-27 average

PhD qualifications by different branches of knowledge and by sex

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PhD qualifications by different branches of knowledge and by sex

October 2022

Science

While the participation of female PhD holders in Portugal is situated above the EU‑27 average in all fields of knowledge considered, in Spain the participation of female PhD holders is situated below the European average in the fields of art, humanities and social sciences.

Capacity for attracting international talent

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Capacity for attracting international talent

October 2022

Science

Does Portugal attract more talent than Spain? In 2020, the attraction of international talent was situated above the European average (18.7%) in the case of Portugal (29.1%) and below the average (17.2%) in the case of Spain

Scientists and engineers by sex

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Scientists and engineers by sex

October 2022

Science

Portugal, together with Denmark, is an exception within the framework of the EU-27 and has percentages of women scientists and engineers that slightly exceed the European average.

Patent applications submitted to the European Patents Office

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Patent applications submitted to the European Patents Office

October 2022

Science

Despite growth in the last 10 years, the relative position of Portugal and Spain, with regard to patent applications, is a long way behind that of countries that are leaders in innovation.

Digital Economy and Society Index

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Digital Economy and Society Index

October 2022

Spain stands at the head of the countries of the EU-27 in the global computation of digital society indicators (connectivity, Internet use, etc). Portugal, however, is situated at the tail end.

Direct (grants) and indirect (tax incentives) goverment support for business R&D

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Direct (grants) and indirect (tax incentives) goverment support for business R&D

October 2022

Science

The model of governmental support for business R&D differs between Portugal and Spain, with a predominance of indirect support in Portugal`s case and direct support in that of Spain

Women researchers by sectors

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Women researchers by sectors

October 2022

Science

Portugal and Spain are situated above the European average in percentage of women researchers in all sectors considered, although the lowest participation corresponds to the business sector and the highest, to the governmental sector.

Authorship of scientific publications, by sex

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Authorship of scientific publications, by sex

October 2022

Science

Who publishes most: men or women? The percentage of women who publish in the STEM areas in Portugal and Spain is higher than the European average, which reflects how the proportion of women researchers in the academic sector exceeds, in turn, the European average.

Women inventors

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Women inventors

October 2022

Science

Who invents most: men or women?  The proportion in Portugal is one out of every four and in Spain, one out of every fiver. Do they exceed the European average?

Eco-Innovation Index

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Eco-Innovation Index

October 2022

Science

Portugal is in an intermediate situation in relation to the leading countries in environmental innovation, whereas Spain is among the leading countries.

The role of science and technology in the configuration of Portugal and Spain over the last five centuries

Review

The role of science and technology in the configuration of Portugal and Spain over the last five centuries

October 2022

Science
Leoncio López-Ocón, CSIC Institute of History (IH-CSIC); Tiago Brandão, (NOVA FCSH);

How has science developed in Portugal and Spain and how has it influenced the construction of the Iberian nations?  The two books reviewed here analyse the subject.

Science-business links in Portugal and Spain: untapped potential for innovation?

Article

Science-business links in Portugal and Spain: untapped potential for innovation?

October 2022

Science
Manuel M. Godinho, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon; José Guimón, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM); Catalina Martínez, Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Spanish National Research Council (IPP-CSIC); Joana Mendonça, IN+ Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IST, University of Lisbon;

In Portugal and Spain, only 6% of PhD holders work in the business sector. There is a broad margin for improvement in the relationship between science and business.

Evolution of science and technology in Portugal and Spain

Article

Evolution of science and technology in Portugal and Spain

October 2022

Science
Luis Sanz Menéndez, CSIC Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Madrid, Spain; Tiago Santos Pereira, Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra, Portugal;

Research and innovation in Portugal and Spain have developed along parallel paths, albeit with some distinctive features. 

“Research can’t be simply turned on and off like a tap; it requires investment in the long term”

Interview

“Research can’t be simply turned on and off like a tap; it requires investment in the long term”

October 2022

Science

Andrew W. Wyckoff, the OECD’s current director of Science, Technology and Innovation, reviews the major challenges posed by the digital transformation in the economic, social and educational sphere. 

Health safety knowledge in Portugal and Spain

Article

Health safety knowledge in Portugal and Spain

October 2022

Science
David L. Rodrigues; A. Catarina Carvalho; Diniz Lopes; Margarida V. Garrido; Richard O. de Visser; Rhonda N. Balzarini; Marília Prada;

This article examines how being motivated by disease prevention (“safety”) or pleasure promotion (“pleasure”) shapes the way people construe sexual health and pursue their sexual goals.

Information session: Social Research Call 2023

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Information session: Social Research Call 2023

November 2022

Wednesday, 30th November at 10.30 a.m. (CET).
It will include a presentation of the call and a question and answer session.
In order to attend the online session, you must sign up via this link.

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