Content with the tag: I+D

“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”

April 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. 

Human resources for research in Spain and Portugal

Article

Human resources for research in Spain and Portugal

April 2022

Science
Laura Cruz Castro, Luis Sanz Menéndez, Cláudia Sarrico and Tiago Santos Pereira;

People who work in research are a pillar of the system. Are the working conditions of this sector favourable in Spain and Portugal or are they forcing a brain drain?

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

Article

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

April 2022

Science
Manuel Mira Godinho, José Guimón, Catalina Martínez and Joana Mendonça;

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

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal

Dossier

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal

April 2022

Science

What are the factors that define a country’s research and innovation system? The eleventh Dossier from the Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation analyses the case of Spain and Portugal in international comparison.

“Diversity makes science better”

Interview

“Diversity makes science better”

October 2019

Science Social Inclusion
Elizabeth Rasekoala, President of African Gong;

Elizabeth Rasekoala, President of African Gong, defends the importance of science as a tool for social transformation and talks to us about the need for acquiring basic scientific literacy in order to be able to think critically.

“More must be done to ensure that the investment that we are making in research is really delivering what we need”

Interview

“More must be done to ensure that the investment that we are making in research is really delivering what we need”

February 2019

Science
James Wilsdon, professor of research policy at the University of Sheffield;

How should the social impact of research be measured? James Wilsdon, professor at the University of Sheffield, talks to  us about the need for “responsible metrics”. 

Elderly people (65-74 years) and new technologies

Infodata

Elderly people (65-74 years) and new technologies

May 2018

Social Inclusion

Over the course of the last decade, the number of elderly people who make use of new technologies has not ceased to grow. By 2017, some 28% were sending messages via electronic means.

«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»

Interview

«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»

March 2018

Science
María Blasco, Director of the National Centre for Oncological Research (CNIO);

María Blasco, director of Spain's National Centre for Oncological Research,  shares with the  Social Observatory of "la Caixa" her view on how to extend healthy life years and the possible consequences in society.

“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”

Interview

“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”

March 2018

Science

Paul Wouters, director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Leiden, talks with the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” about new tendencies in research evaluation.

The State and the Innovation Effort

Review

The State and the Innovation Effort

September 2017

Science
Melanie Smallman, University College, London;

From an economic viewpoint, innovation is considered to be an engine of growth because of its capacity to generate wealth and employment, a focus that has gained prominence since the start of the financial crisis in 2008. This review by the “la Caixa” Social Observatory comments on two books that analyse this issue from very different perspectives. 

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