Science, Technology and Innovation Observatories in Cuba for a Competitive Economy • Workers

The role of scientific laboratories has given more evidence today in Havana of the need to strengthen their management and dissemination of results in order to create a competitive economy.

The advent of research and institutional coordination in the case of vaccines and biotechnology products has supported the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Miguel Rubiera Jústiz / ACN

A large group of professionals from Cuban organizations and institutions underlined how important it is to stimulate their technologies and tools, by participating in the Second National Meeting of the Observatories of Science, Technology and Innovation (CTI) of Cuba.

Discussions on this topic, at the National Center for Sugar Training (CNCA), affiliated with the AZCUBA Sugar Group, became an exchange of experiences on the integration of their efforts and scope in knowledge information.

Yudaly Staple Rodriguez, Doctor of Science from the Institute of Scientific Information and Technology (IDICT), exemplified at the meeting’s first conference the rise of research and institutional coordination in the case of vaccines and biotechnology products that have underpinned the response to a pandemic. COVID-19.

However, he suggested that an increase in patent applications for inventions by legal and natural persons, articles registered in databases, scientific production and the number of researchers is necessary, although he explained that these studies have a collective nature.

A panel of experts, moderated by Dr. Science Ricardo Casat Fernández, of IDICT, held a dialogue on those centers through which objects, events and situations of a natural, astronomical or social nature are investigated, analyzed and recorded.

Specialists from the laboratories of the Ministries of Labor and Social Security and Public Health, the Ministry of Food Sovereignty and Nutrition Education with More Sciences, the University of Pinar del Río Hermanos Saíz, and the IT company BioCubaFarma.

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The other speaker that day, PhD in Information Sciences, Maria Aurora Soto Balbon, commented to CANA that surveillance and intelligence, as innovation elements, are technologies with an integrated vision and focus on the proactive management of information and knowledge of organizations, to support decision-making.

At the moment, the assimilation of the scientific method as an element of general culture and work is vital, added the President of the Cuban Society for Information Sciences (SOCICT) and Specialist for Studies and Interest in Scientific Societies of the Cuban Academy of Sciences
Finally, AZCUBA Sugar Group presented the trial of its digital platform for cooperation in the field of technology monitoring.

The first of these meetings was held on March 11 at the Havana Convention Center.

(taken from ACN)

Aileen Morales

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