The plan, sent by the Executive Authority, proposes a conceptual, programmatic and political journey with the aim of designing a horizon for the science, technology and innovation sector in our country.
At the beginning of the meeting, Rep Facundo Manes (UCR), chairman of the commission, asked that “the speculation, fallacies and machinations of the palace be put aside when we deal with state policies.”
about him National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan 2030 He explained that it was prepared by the Ministry of Science, unanimously voted on by the Senate, and sent to the House of Representatives. He added: “In this committee, we discussed the matter carefully, and we held two information meetings in which experts from all over the country participated.”
Maness also said: “We told the ministry that from our point of view, it could be improved before being sent to the facility.” Among other things, “definition of tasks and appointment of responsible and precise actions to achieve the objectives of the plan” and “stronger linkage with production and training systems” were requested.
The Chairman of the Authority also indicated that “a channel was produced for fruitful dialogue, from which the Ministry provided an appendix to the plan that included a series of additions that covered some of the shortcomings that we pointed out.” “Thanks to this exchange, today we have a plan that serves as a roadmap and will allow for gradual and fundamental improvement.”
In line with the electoral debate on the role of the state, Maness emphasized this “It is countries that encourage research and plan and implement scientific policies for technological development.”“.
“Maintaining and supporting our scientists does not represent a cost, but rather the most valuable investment any country can make. A country that neglects scientific research weakens and falls behind,” he said.
Meanwhile Rep Dania Tavella (Radical Evolution) accompanied the project “out of a deep and individual conviction that planning, expression, and building consensus around clear, concrete goals is a matter of order.”
“If we deal with science and education, we will have less poverty, less insecurity, less inflation, less fragility,” he said.
From the Everyone Front bloc, the MP Mara Brower She admitted that she felt “affected by what we are witnessing in this committee.”
“We have reached 40 years of democracy with a very weak democracy, and with speeches that none of us thought we would hear again,” he warned. However, he celebrated that the committee was once again working to “save politics, consensus, and apply what the fathers of democracy taught us.”
Regarding the approved project, Brower considered that “this plan requires us to reach consensus on the five points of view that support our general policy.”
“We are at a time when we have a candidate who says we have to sell CONICET, from which the development of cancer prevention came, the development of aerospace that we have, and satellites, which are the product of scientific and technological development.” Brauer argued.