The project is financed by the European Commission
(International Cooperation in the Capacities programme of FP7)
Mexico is making tremendous efforts to advance in science, technology and innovation as a National Innovation Agenda has been presented by several Mexican public and private institutions to the new government, the objective is to fully unite the country’s policies relating to investment in innovation, incentives, training research, development and vigorously promote the linkage to the business sector.
The European Union – Mexico Bilateral Innovation Initiative (EU-MEX-INNOVA) seeks to develop and strengthen collaborations between the two sides to cope societal challenges and industrial technologies through international cooperation, for instance in the areas of climate change, food security, sustainable development, clean energy, health and transport; by making science, research and innovation proceed more rapidly and more cost effectively. Our societies can become more prosperous and inclusive by enhancing the transfer of knowledge to society through the development of innovation. In this sense, the connection is a decisive boost technology transfer and knowledge created in HEIs, laboratories and research centers to enterprises with emphasis on SMEs.
EU-MEX-INNOVA sets up a sustainable, knowledge-based, bilateral dialogue between the ST&I key players and stakeholders to do more in a more coordinated and unified way to achieve greater scale and impact. The BILAT has a duration of 36 months.
The objectives in the short term:
- Working together in H2020.
- Position Mexico for participation in H2020.
- Strengthening EU-Mexico ST&I policy dialogue.
- Establishing joint ST&I strategic agenda.
- Promoting innovation in common industrial areas.
- Establish R&D partnerships.
- Increase visibility of Mexican science capability globally.
In the long term:
- Sustainable economic and social growth.
- Adoption of the highest standards of scientific excellence.
- Diversification of sources of R&D funding.