Administrative Department of Science,
WHAT IS COLCIENCIAS?
It is the Administrative Department of Science, Technology
and Innovation. This Agency of Colombian government
formulates, guides, coordinates, executes and implements
the science, the technology and the innovation policies in
accordance with its development plans and programs.
Create a culture based on the generation, appropriation, and
popularization of knowledge, and also on scientific research,
innovation, and an on
going learning process.
Define the policies to formulate annually a National Plan of Science,
Technology, and Innovation.
Ground and favor the projection and strategic insertion of Colombia
in the dynamics of the international system, which incorporate
knowledge and innovation, and also generate possibilities and
emerging challenges aimed at the development of the countries and
their international relationships within the frame of the global society
Articulate and enrich not only research, but also the scientific
technological development, and innovation in the private sector,
especially in the productive sector.
Foster the strengthening of the scientific, technological capacity in
innovation, competitiveness, and undertaking, as well as the
formation of researchers in Colombia.
Promote the development and the insertion of science, and its
basic and applied contents, in the technological and innovative
development, if such development has to do with the update and
improvement of the quality in formal and non
Integrate efforts of the different sectors and actors in order to
promote strategic areas of knowledge for the development of the
country in the fields of basic, social, and human sciences, in
accordance with the priorities defined in the National Plan of
Strengthen the regional development by means of Departmental
Council Meetings about Science, technology, and Innovation, and
also by means of integral, innovative policies of a very positive
impact, for the decentralization of scientific, technological, and
innovation projects, integrating such regional development with
Define and align processes for the definition of priorities,
assignation, articulation, and optimization of all kinds of resources
aimed at science, technology, innovation, and their results; such as
undertaking and competitiveness.
Strengthen the capacity of the country to show an integral behavior
in the international sphere in aspects concerning science,
technology, and innovation.
Promote and strengthen inter cultural investigation, in agreement
with the indigenous communities, their authorities and elderly men;
such agreement is aimed at protecting cultural diversity,
biodiversity, traditional knowledge, and genetic resources.
MAIN AREAS THAT ARE FUNDED
funds research projects in science, technology
and innovation, located in eleven national programs:
Social and Human Sciences
Industrial Technology Development
Energy and Mining
provides four different modes of funding in
accordance with the nature, objectives and outcomes of the
of the loan