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COLCIENCIAS

Administrative Department of Science,
Technology and
Innovation

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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.

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OVERALL OBJETIVES

1


Create a culture based on the generation, appropriation, and
popularization of knowledge, and also on scientific research,
innovation, and an on
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going learning process.

2


Define the policies to formulate annually a National Plan of Science,
Technology, and Innovation.

3


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
of knowledge.

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Articulate and enrich not only research, but also the scientific
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technological development, and innovation in the private sector,
especially in the productive sector.

5


Foster the strengthening of the scientific, technological capacity in
innovation, competitiveness, and undertaking, as well as the
formation of researchers in Colombia.

6


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
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formal education.

OVERALL OBJETIVES

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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
Development.

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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


the
international dynamics.

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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.

OVERALL OBJETIVES

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Strengthen the capacity of the country to show an integral behavior
in the international sphere in aspects concerning science,
technology, and innovation.

11


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.

OVERALL OBJETIVES

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MAIN AREAS THAT ARE FUNDED


Colciencias

funds research projects in science, technology
and innovation, located in eleven national programs:

Health

Sea

Biotechnology

Environment

Basic Science

Education

Social and Human Sciences

Agricultural Sciences

Industrial Technology Development

Information Technology

Energy and Mining

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TYPES

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FUNDING

TO

SUPPORT

PROJECTS


Colciencias

provides four different modes of funding in
accordance with the nature, objectives and outcomes of the
project:

Recovery
contingent

Mandatory
reimbursement
of the loan

Cofounding

Mixed
financing

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WEB PAGE



http://www.colciencias.gov.co/