FECYT aims to strengthen the link between science and society through actions that promote open and inclusive science, scientific culture and education, responding to the needs and challenges of the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation System.
Contribution to Open Science
The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT, from its Spanish initials) is a public foundation under the Ministry of Science and Innovation. FECYT was established in 2001 with the aim of promoting scientific research of excellence as well as the development and technological innovation necessary to increase the competitiveness of Spanish industry and improve the quality of life of citizens, encouraging collaboration between agents involved in the R&D landscape, and the dissemination and communication of research and innovation results.
Goals and objectives
FECYT aims to achieve two major key results: (1) Increase the public value of science and innovation, through dissemination, communication and participation in science actions. (2) Promote Open Science, in line with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Innovation and supporting the Ministry. To achieve these objectives, the work of de FECYT focuses on: (a) Promoting participation in science and placing it at the center of public debate; (b) Increasing education and culture in science and innovation (c) Promoting global science; (d) Consolidating access to scientific knowledge.