The Regional Committee for Science, Technology and Innovation is made up of members from the public world and holds its first session – El Urbano Rural
“For us as a regional government, leaving this commission is very important, as it will set the course for what we want to invest in innovation and development for the O’Higgins region,” said Regional Governor Pablo Silva Amaya.
With members of the public world, the O’Higgins Regional Committee for Science, Technology and Innovation for the Development of the O’Higgins Region was formed, in a session held on Monday afternoon and chaired by Regional Governor Pablo Silva Amaya. For example, the official departure was granted to the new body that will be responsible for advising the regional government in formulating policies and actions that promote science, technology and innovation in the region.
The meeting was also attended by other representatives of the general public comprising the Committee: Seremis of Science, Education and Economy, Paulina Assmann, Felipe Muñoz and Pedro Pablo Ogaz as representatives, respectively; In addition to the Chairman of the Committee on Science and Technology of the Regional Council Counselor Jorge Vargas.
Regional Governor Pablo Silva Amaya commented, “For us as a regional government, leaving this STI committee is very important, as it will set the course for what we want to invest in innovation and development for the O” region. Higgins”, who also chairs the Regional Committee for Science, Technology and Innovation.
“This is the first part – added Pablo Silva Amaya – and then comes the second part where we will integrate the private world, whose competition to elect these representatives is already open to their requests (…) We are pleased to begin this work, through which we want and hope to increase the levels of research and innovation in the area,” Governor O’Higgins stated.
SEREMI of Science, Paulina Assmann, emphasized, “For us as the Ministry of Science, it is a milestone, because we firmly believe that these elements are important for the development of our country, because we can give direction and strategy in science, technology, knowledge and innovation, for development of a regional nature with actors in them and thus be able to advance rapidly in the needs of the people.”
SEREMI Education, Felipe Muñoz, stated that “the idea is that we can have a committee that will allow us to develop the productive field and innovate aggressively, in such essential elements as agriculture and climate change, among other things (…) and from the field of education, how we can contribute with skills which are being developed by students from about 50 vocational high schools in the region today. We are pleased to be part of this committee and hope to be able to make a significant contribution to the development of the region.”
Mr. (SEREMI) Economics, Pedro Pablo Ogaz, noted that “we believe we have a tremendous opportunity as a region to be able to make a tangible regression with projects that can deliver value, which is what we need. We have big issues that have been working on for many years,” Ojaz said. And we don’t want to put it aside.”
Finally, Regional Adviser Jorge Vargas stated that “Because we are a political body rather than a technical body, the idea is that from the debate that arises and the resources allocated, there is a Gantt chart (…) if we are going to contribute (as a regional council) to innovation and technological development , we know how to measure it, how to tell the neighbors of the area that these are the results of what is being investigated, and in this way the district benefits from the associated resources. This is a huge opportunity for the district and in this way we have agreed on it as a committee,” said the regional advisor by Cardinal Caro.
private world members
The three private world members who should make up the instance will be chosen through a public competition, which has been open since last Friday.
Those interested can apply digitally by submitting background information to the email [email protected], with the subject “Application to the CRCTID”. The deadline for submission of proposals will be 14 calendar days, starting from the day following the date of publication of the rules on the O’Higgins Regional Government website www.goreohiggins.cl
Participants must meet the requirements stipulated in Articles 4 and 5 of the above-mentioned Regulation of the Regional Committees for Science, Technology and Innovation required in Decree No. 649 of 2020 issued by the Ministry of Interior and that they must exercise any of the positions or activities indicated:
a) Vice-Chancellor for Research or equivalent Academic or Environmental Relationship, from an accredited university with a regional presence;
b) The director of a research and development center funded by public funds or the director of a public technological institute, or the director of a cooperative research group, an approved domicile in the region. Collaborative research groups will be understood as research and development (R&D) centers especially with a focus on industries.
Regional research and development initiatives or those funded by public funds, such as: research seminars, millennium cores, among others, or private research and development centers focused on regional industries;
c) an academic or an expert in science, technology or innovation belonging to accredited high-level technical training centers, with a presence in the region;
d) representation of small, medium and large companies in the region with recognized experience in entrepreneurship and productive or commercial innovation;
e) A representative of the private sector with recognized experience in the field of scientific and technological innovation in the region.
f) A representative of civil society with recognized experience in the field of social development or social innovation in the region or civil society.