The OECD examines the R&D model in Catalonia
Research and Development in Catalonia is on the good track but still presents important weaknesses to be solved. The Catalan Government stresses the strengths underlined in the OECD study and says that the report is in line with its own action plan.
Barcelona (CNA). - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has given its diagnosis on the Research and Development model in Catalonia. Among the strengths: the institutional commitment for innovation and high creativity. The main weaknesses are linked to the education system, to the poor collaboration between public and private sectors, and a lack of innovation from small and medium sized companies. Catalan Minister Josep Huguet makes a positive analysis of the study. It is the first time that this international organisation has carried out such an audit in Spain and the third European country having undergone such a study.
The Minister of Innovation, Universities and Business, Josep Huguet, made a positive balance of the diagnosis of the Catalan model. He said that many of the OECD recommendations “are already in the Research Plan for innovation” recently approved by the Catalan Government. Huguet stressed that