Zuloaga highlights the Cantabrian Science Act as a boost to research and innovation

It commented on a law that would make it possible to make the maximum use of the capabilities of the Cantabrian research and innovation system through agreed policies that placed science and innovation at the center of and consolidated economic development.

In this sense, he referred to the increase in public investment in R + D + i and the change in the production model stipulated in this regulation, which is in the process of parliamentary processing. Changing generations, retaining and attracting talent, and ensuring the principle of de facto equality between men and women are other aspects provided for by law.

The Vice-President, who today visited the stands in the Plaza de Pombo in Santander on the occasion of the “European Night for Scholars and Researchers”, an event coordinated by the Unit for Scientific Culture and Innovation (UCC + I) of the University of Cantabria, also pointed out the importance of the dissemination of scientific work Which researchers, especially among the younger ones, are doing to bring the world of science closer to children.

During the visit, the Vice President was accompanied by the Director of Universities, Research and Transfer, Antonio Dominguez, with the aim of introducing the lines of research developed by the University of California.

To this end, the Plaza de Pombo, in Santander, hosted 29 pavilions organized in six tents with 25 activities to introduce the scientific activity of the university. Besides the gatherings, demonstrations, and workshops organized in the stands, the Plaza Pavilion was the stage for the “Science Hour” to explain how black holes work and what’s going on.

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This initiative has also been implemented in a coordinated manner in 13 Spanish cities through the European project ‘Go for the Mission’ (G9 Missions), of Group 9 of Universities, coordinated by UC of which the University Centers are also part of Oviedo, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Navarra, Zaragoza and in cooperation with the University of La Rioja.

The ‘European Nights of Scholars and Scholars’ that take place this year and in 2023 feature the five European missions of Horizon Europe with the aim of proposing solutions to major social problems around the world.

Hence, these missions focus on cancer. adaptation to climate change, including social transformation; water and oceans; smart and climate-neutral cities; Soil and food health.

Each of them will contribute to the goals of the European Green Deal, the European Plan to Combat Cancer and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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