Spanish STI system: Main Ministries with responsabilities and activities in R&D&I

The ministry that plays the most prominent role in the creation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of R&D and innovation policy is undoubtedly the Ministry of Finance and Competition through its State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation. The main ministries and their responsibilities and activities in these areas are listed below:

MINISTRY

AREA OF

ACTION

INFORMATION

POINT

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

Scientific research, industrial, commercial and small- and medium- sized enterprises development, technological development and innovation in all sectors, and coordination of state-owned public research centres (OPI)

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es

(available in Spanish, English, Catalan, Basque and Galician)

Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda

Energy, development of tourism, telecommunications and the information society

http://www.minetur.gob.es

(available in Spanish, English, Catalan, Basque and Galician)

Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport

Education, professional training

and universities, arts, Spanish cultural heritage, books, state museums

and libraries, audiovisual activities and Spanish culture

http://www.mecd.gob.es

(available in Spanish, English, Catalan, Basque and Galician)

Ministry of Public Works

Infrastructure, air, maritime and state-run overland transport, and housing

http://www.fomento.gob.es (available in Spanish)

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality

Health, health planning and care, consumption, social cohesion and inclusion, family, child protection and care for dependent or disabled persons and equality between men and women.

http://www.msssi.gob.es

(available in Spanish, English, Catalan, Basque and Galician)

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and the Environment

Environment, rural development, agricultural, livestock and fishing resources, and the food

and agriculture industry

http://www.magrama.gob.es

(available in Spanish, English, Catalan, Basque and Galician)