The last years have been very important for science, technology and innovation (STI) policies in Argentina as, for the first time in our history, we have been in the presence of a policy transcending all actions and instruments ever executed in this field.
The creation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCyT), as a continuation of the former Secretariat, is one of the rare national cases of continuity in the diagnosis and consolidation of measures between governments openly opposed in their economic and social policy orientation.
An increase in the public budget for the area, the creation of a dense and professionalized ministerial structure according to the diagnosis of the national situation, and the reformulation of strategic plans with high social participation are some of the most important facts deserving a mention. With all this, Argentina seems to be at a foundational moment in history.
However, the situation does not look simple. There are many achievements but also major challenges…