• Talleres & Webinars
  • Observatorio
  • Casos exitosos
  • ALC-UE
  • Documentos y publicaciones
The Ministry of Science takes part in a european project on innovation in emerging markets

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCyT), through the Directorate for Cooperation and Institutional Integration, is taking part in the research project called “Knowledge and Innovation in, to and from Emerging Markets (KITFEM)”, the aim of which is to study knowledge and innovation management in, from and to emerging markets, with particular focus on its impact in the European Union.


The project is funded, under the European programme Horizon 2020, by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie action (MSCA), particularly a “Research Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)” action that enables staff exchanges between participating institutions. KITFEM will study how these countries learn from advanced economies how to improve their capacity for innovation and how this situation inversely affects European countries.


Besides the MINCyT, the following organizations are participating in the KITFEM project: University College for Financial Studies (CUNEF) –  Spain, University of Göttingen – Germany, University of Salento – Italy, University of Southern Denmark –  Denmark, Tec Monterrey University – Mexico, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane – Morocco, Vietnam National University of Economics and Business – Vietnam, Renmin University –  China, Peking University – China, JiNan University – China, The madri+d Knowledge Foundation– Spain, Chamber of Commerce Hannover –  Germany, EKA – Italy, NAICA – Italy.


During 2017 two staff members of the National Directorate for Cooperation were seconded to Germany and Spain, and in turn the MINCyT received representatives from the The madri+d Knowledge Foundation.


On one hand, lawyer Natalia Casais, Coordinator for the RAICES programme in the MINCyT, was seconded to the University of Göttingen – Germany, were she carried out a research work entitled “Why Germany”. The main goal was to ascertain the reason why Argentine scientists decide to go and live and work in Germany. With this purpose, she interviewed a number of members of the scientific community, the Argentine Consul General in Hamburg and representatives from the Argentine Embassy in Berlin. She also carried out a survey of ten Argentine scientists enquiring about specific aspects of their stay in Germany. She closed her exchange visit with a seminar – organized by the Chair of Human Resources and Asian Business at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen – about the RAICES programme and the results of her research work.


On the other hand, Lic. Azul Irazoqui was seconded to the University College for Financial Studies (CUNEF); jointly with this institution she collected indicators to help explain working mechanism in relation to technological transfer, strategy for global partner external search, the role played by institutions and governmental policies in the configuration of this process, among other aspects, in Argentina. This information was in line with the National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation: Argentina 2020 and was presented at the end of her stay.


Meanwhile, at the end of 2017 the MINCyT received Jesús Rojo and María Teresa Barbado Salmerón, from The madri+d Foundation; both are in charge of the dissemination and communication of KITFEM. During their stay, they carried out several meetings with Argentine institutions and companies, and internal areas of the Ministry of Science to exchange knowledge and generate links to enhance scientific outreach, innovation, internationalization and the growth of emerging markets.


Finally, in furtherance of the KITFEM project,  Lic. Agustina Velo, on behalf of the MINCyT, attended the workshop held at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy, on 22 and 23 January 2018. This meeting was useful not only for showing the progress made by the research but also to communicate its goals, scope and preliminary results to the public and academic audiences. An additional objective was to promote future research collaborations within and beyond KITFEM member organizations.