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science dialogueThe instance provides an input for the drafting of this National Policy.

Researchers, managers, managers and various agents relevant to the regional and national ecosystem in Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, joined the participatory process of dialogues to enrich the 1st National Policy, which was developed in units of the University of La Serena .

This day was carried out within the framework of Law 21.105, which creates the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, and was intended to promote the participation of citizens and the different actors in the ecosystem.

The Regional Ministerial Secretary of Science of the macrozone center, for the regions of Coquimbo and Valparaíso, María José Escobar, said that the day developed yielded profound conclusions. “The participation was very active, with an important commitment and interest in participating in the preparation of this policy, which is a proposal and the idea is to enrich it with the different perspectives, but also, how this goes down to an action plan that guarantees that these axes and dimensions achieve the task that is raised ”.

For his part, the Director of Research and Development of the University of La Serena, Dr. Sergio Torres, valued the initiative. “It is extremely constructive that the community of the Coquimbo Region can participate in the strengthening of this policy, since it allows us to be part of contributing its definition in the field of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation. For our University, being present with our academics contributing their knowledge and experiences is absolutely positive. ”

The dialogue process specifically seeks to strengthen the axes of the National Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation Policy of Chile. This participatory instance will be an input that will then continue with the drafting of the National Policy, its administrative processing and publication.

On the day, work tables were established where 4 relevant axes were discussed: Linking with society, Strengthening of the CTCI ecosystem, Future of Chile, Institutional capacities.

Written by Sergio Muñoz, Office of Outreach and Dissemination of Science and Technology