MICITT Formalizes The Organizational Mechanism For Better Expression Among The Actors Of The National Science, Technology And Innovation System


  • MICITT formulates and strengthens its managerial role on the national science, technology and innovation system.

  • Field coordination and a regional approach will guide these efforts.

  • The implementation of the functions of the National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation will be linked with the new public policies issued by MICITT.

  • The plan envisages the integration of executive committees for each of its three strategic areas: knowledge creation, human talent and transformational innovation.

Implementation of the National Science, Technology and Innovation System is an action that will allow MICITT to coordinate necessary work with various actors to meet the goals of the National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation (PNCTI) 2022-2027. Sectors to take the National Policy 2022-2050 for a Knowledge Based Society and Economy as a guiding framework; These actions take place in the first hundred days of Chaves Robles administration.

The Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT), published in May the Official Gazette, Decree 43523-MICITT, entitled “Regulation of Title II of Law No. 7169, Laws for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Development: Organizational Mechanisms”. “It is called. Scientific and Technological Development”, which regulates the operation of the National Science, Technology and Innovation System (SNCTI).

In the words of Janixia Villalobos, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, “The sector should be understood in a broader sense, including governmental and educational institutions as well as productive sectors, non-profits and civil society organizations.” The start-up of SNCTI is a function that will allow MICITT to clarify the tasks required to accomplish this task”.

This new definition of SNCTI represents an important organizational effort for the sector, as it seeks to clarify the role and interaction between executive power, public policy makers, executive entities such as Costa Rican innovation and research promoters, as well as decision makers. allows. Support actors and promoters who contribute to the transformation of Costa Rican society towards the intensive use of scientific, technological and innovation knowledge.

The plan envisages the integration of executive committees for each of its three strategic areas: knowledge creation, human talent and transformational innovation. They will be directed by MICITT and integrated by representation from all actors of SNCTI, who have achieved commitment in strategic interventions of PNCTI and those who wish to join the working group can write to the mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or call 2539-2248.

Sector agents, institutions, institutions and bodies that are part of the system will have a digital platform with national data on research, technological development and innovation (R+D+I), investment in research, human capital, Nationally available research centers and infrastructure through the National Science and Technology Information System (SINCYT, https://www.sincyt.go.cr/), the strengthening and regulation of which is required as part of the new Decree 43523-MICITT has been included in.

“Promoting the economic reactivation of all regions of the country and thereby enhancing their competitiveness by taking advantage of all the opportunities provided by scientific, technological and innovation development at the national level is the objective of the National Science, Technology and Innovation System (SNCTI) . Today We are part of this national effort” concluded MICITT Minister Carlos Enrique Alvarado Briseno.

The national launch of SNCTI served as the inauguration of the Month of Science and Technology. You can view the agenda at https://www.micitt.go.cr/eventos/

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