Dossier

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal

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.

Article

Human resources for research in Spain and Portugal

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?

Human resources for research in Spain and Portugal

Article

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

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.

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

Article

Evolution of science and technology in Portugal and Spain

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

The European Union set a target for the business sector to invest 2% of GDP in R&D. How is the convergence of Spain and Portugal towards this goal progressing?

Evolution of science and technology in Portugal and Spain

Interview

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

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. 

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

Review

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

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

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

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

Best practices

Tools and resources for safeguarding ethics and improving integrity in scientific research

Science

One of the great current challenges in research is process integrity and the reliability of results. What reforms are taking place in this area?

Tools and resources for safeguarding ethics and improving integrity in scientific research

Best practices

CaixaResearch Institute, a new health and life sciences research and innovation centre

Science

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.

CaixaResearch Institute, a new health and life sciences research and innovation centre

Best practices

The Patient Innovation platform

Science

Successful experiences such as the Patient Innovation Platform confirm that the future of innovation in health involves connecting patients, carers and other agents from the care sector.

The Patient Innovation platform

Best practices

The use of public engagement for technological innovation

Science

What is society’s opinion regarding the possible impacts of science and technology? Establishing citizen participation mechanisms is necessary to generate confidence and detect points for improvement.

The use of public engagement for technological innovation

Best practices

Changes in scientific assessment systems

Science

How should science be evaluated? Does the possibility exist of using other criteria beyond bibliometric impacts, which value different facets of the social impact of research?

Changes in scientific assessment systems

Best practices

The Challenge-Driven Innovation programme

Science

Challenge-Driven Innovation is a research funding programme that is pioneering in Europe due to its multidisciplinary, intersectoral and challenge-oriented focus.

The Challenge-Driven Innovation programme