- Government delegate in Castilla y León participates in the closing of INCYL Brain Week
- Virginia Barcones Advocate Investing in R+D+i is a “Guarantee of Progress and the Future”
The government delegate in Castilla y León, Virginia Parkons, defended it today “The future is written with the initials R+D+i.” “Investing in science and developing scientific policies is a guarantee of progress and the future, talent retention, job creation and quality, and the advancement of the economy and the productive system, and it also works to strengthen the welfare state.”He argued.
The delegate made this statement during her participation in the End of World Brain Week, an appointment organized by the Institute of Neurosciences of Castilla y León (INCYL) of the University of Salamanca with the Spanish Neuroscience Association, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology and the Ministry of Science and Technology. Through this event, this center intends to demonstrate the scientific progress that has been developed in the center, as well as to raise awareness and interest of the public of all ages in research on the brain.
To do this, throughout the week they hold various exhibitions, workshops, talks… To conclude the day, an informative activity is planned for schoolchildren in the morning and open to the general public in the afternoon. In it, the different INCYL laboratories of the Hospedería Fonseca were represented, bringing their research closer to society in order to teach the secrets of the brain.
The delegate congratulated the Salamanca-based center for this initiative since it considered, “Bringing research and innovation closer to society, particularly the younger ones, is essential to facilitate their understanding, understanding of their importance, and the ability to move towards a better world.”. “I encourage all boys and girls to take an interest in good careers in the future and the world of science, innovation and technology.”He added, with particular emphasis on the need to “Keep breaking the glass ceilings” Why “Girls, women, we can go far beyond our talent and effort.”
In addition, the Barcones had a few words of appreciation for the staff working in this institute, where a hundred researchers work in 26 lines of open research between the University of Salamanca and the University of Valladolid, some of which are dedicated to the study of cancer or precision medicine, among other subjects. Professionals like those who work at INCYL value science This is being done in our country thanks to the work of researchers with exceptional careers, who have dedicated their lives to generating knowledge and transferring it into applications for society.”has been recorded.
He added, “We have to appreciate the outstanding work of scientific and technical cadres who work in centers and universities to create alternatives for a more sustainable, prosperous, and equitable society.”
1,860 R+D+i project in Castilla y León
Precisely for this reason, the delegate endorsed the commitment and investment in science that the government is making, “With resolute and courageous policies that led to a paradigm shift, today one of every four new jobs created in Spain is in the field of science and innovation.”
Government commitment It’s backed by numbers.was confirmed by the representative of the executive power in Castilla-Leon. “The government of Pedro Sanchez, through the Ministry of Science and Innovation, has invested a total of 494 million euros In calls for projects, in facilities and centers R + D + I between 2018 and 2022 in Castilla y León“.
Of this amount, the Ministry has financed 337 million euros for 1860 R + D + I projects between 2018 and 2022 in Castilla y León through competitive calls. These projects have been awarded by the Center for Technological Development and Innovation (CDTI) in the field of business, by the Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII) in the field of biohealth research and the State Research Agency (AEI) in research and development. Projects in all fields of knowledge.
“The remaining 494 million euros are investments by the Ministry in research centers such as CSIC and in symbolic projects such as supplementary plans or the Innpulso network”he added the delegate he chose “Unifying efforts among everyone to keep going with the budget, regulations and institutional cooperation.”
Improve scientific life
In addition to investments, Barcones considered the essential steps taken in legislative matters to “The value of science and innovation, stopping the brain drain, restoring the enthusiasm of researchers and improving the future of young people.. In this sense, he referred to the approval of the new law of science and innovation, which “It has already improved the R+D+I scientific and technical career path in Spain, ensuring new labor rights for young researchers in our country and stimulating talent attraction and research staff mobility.”
He was accompanied by the delegate Government mandate in Salamanca, Encarnacion Perez. Dean of the University of Salamanca, Ricardo Rivero; Director General for Health Planning, Research and Innovation, Sonia Martin Perez; INCYL Deputy Director, Maria Aranzazu Tabernero; Acting Scientific Director of the Biomedical Institute of Salamanca (IBSAL), Angeles Almeida; and Vice-Minister of Health Care, Planning and Health Outcomes of the Junta of Castile and León, Jesus Garcia-Cruces.