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CONICET incorporates a new director(Español)
El Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva de la Nación designó a Graciela Ciccia como Miembro del directorio del CONICET.
The National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) is a self-governing body under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina. It is intended to promote the development of science and technology country; And represents the most important scientific institution in Argentina and the second in Latin America.
CONICET is led by a Board of nine members, composed of a President, 2 vice-presidents and 6 directors. The President is proposed by the President of the Nation, and the remaining eight members come from tender proposals by active researchers, university councils, industry organizations, etc.
On this occasion the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of the Nation appointed Graciela Ciccia as Member of the CONICET board.
Graciela Ciccia is currently Director of Innovation and Technological Development of the INSUD Group, a national company involved in the pharmaceutical and research industry, as well as in the development of agribusiness, cultural and design activities. In addition to this position, the new director is a founding member of the Argentine Chamber of Biotechnology, and president of the Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Industrial Union Argentina.
With the incorporation in the directory will seek to promote the scientific development of Argentina, promote the work in basic science and stimulate the technological linkage with the productive sector.
The link between CONICET and the productive sector was strengthened in 2016 with the participation in the event “From laboratory to market” organized by the General Directorate of Science and Technology of the City Government that proposed a space to open the dialogue Between different sectors in order to promote scientific and technological talent. In recent years CONICET has shown a flexibilization impelling multiple mechanisms to promote the link between research and business.
The new director is doctor in Pharmacology and Biochemistry of the University of Buenos Aires. It specializes in public private partnerships for the development of technological projects and in obtaining national and international funding sources. It also performs activity in management and monitoring of entrepreneurships in bioeconomics and was distinguished with the prize Innovar 2015 in the category Innovative Producer.
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