Ministerio De Economìa Y Competitividad (Mineco) – Spain
The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) is responsible to implement the government policy on economy to improve competitiveness, scientific research, technological development and innovation, trade policy and support company. It employs several thousand employees in six directorates general and 6 main secretaries. Another 16 bodies depends on the MINECO. The Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation of MINECO is responsible for the policies on scientific and technical research, development and innovation, including the European programs. It is in charge of the new Spanish National Research Program it is the biggest funding research agency in Spain. 500 peoples are the permanent staff of this Secretary and every year it manages 10.000 proposals of new national projects. At present, MINECO is involved in 17 ERANET and ERANET Plus and it coordinates 2 of them.
One of the main axes of MINECO is to foster the participation of Spanish institutions in European and international projects.Contact Persons: