Public presentation of the Dossier on "Research and Innovation in Portugal and Spain"
What are the decisive factors in a country's research and innovation systems? What about the links between science and business? We present the new Dossier of the Social Observatory of the "la Caixa" Foundation.
“Research can’t be simply turned on and off like a tap; it requires investment in the long term”
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.
Evolution of science and technology in Portugal and Spain
Research and innovation in Portugal and Spain have developed along parallel paths, albeit with some distinctive features.
Science-business links in Portugal and Spain: untapped potential for innovation?
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.
Authorship of scientific publications, by sex
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.
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?
The role of science and technology in the configuration of Portugal and Spain over the last five centuries
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.
CaixaResearch Institute, a new health and life sciences research and innovation centre
International excellence, strong support for innovation and transfer and bringing science closer to society. CaixaResearch Institute symbolises the commitment of the ”la Caixa” Foundation to supporting biomedical research.