Financing Law Of The National System Of Science, Technology And Innovation Development Of The National System Of Science, Technology And Innovation Of The Argentine Republic,

Original Language Title: LEY DE FINANCIAMIENTO DEL SISTEMA NACIONAL DE CIENCIA, TECNOLOGIA E INNOVACION DESARROLLO DEL SISTEMA NACIONAL DE CIENCIA, TECNOLOGIA E INNOVACION DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA,

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FINANCING LAW OF THE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Law 27614

Provisions.

The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc.

Law:

FINANCING LAW OF THE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Article 1-Declaration. Declare of national interest the development of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Argentine Republic, as defined in article 4 ° of Law 25.467.

Article 2-Object. The purpose of this law is to establish a progressive and sustained increase in the national budget for science and technology, for its strategic capacity for economic, social and environmental development.

Article 3-Objectives. The increase in investment in science, technology and innovation should be aimed at meeting the following objectives:

a) Promote the federalization of the technological scientific system through the production, dissemination and appropriation of scientific and technological knowledge throughout the national territory, prioritizing the geographical areas of lesser relative development;

b) Develop and diversify the productive matrix through the promotion of policies of sustainable innovation;

c) Generate new quality jobs through the transfer of technology and the incorporation of personnel from the scientific and technological system in the national productive sector;

(d) Visibilize technological scientific advances, promoting strategies of dissemination for the generation of scientific vocations and as an educational tool;

(e) Promote the training of professionals and technicians specialized in the country and abroad;

f) Increase the infrastructure and equipment to enhance research, development and innovation activities, encouraging their radication in the Argentine provinces;

(g) Develop instruments and improve internal processes for the financing of projects aimed at scientific, technological and innovation research;

h) Generate incentives for private sector investment in activities involving research, development and innovation, encouraging the development of technology-based companies and the creation of productive agglomerates destined for generating knowledge-intensive goods and services;

(i) to stimulate the generation of foreign exchange by exporting products and services with value added and to strengthen the process of import substitution;

(j) To promote the real and effective equality of the participation of women and the LGTBI + population at all levels and areas of the scientific and technological system;

(k) Hierarchical technological scientific research and ensure that the objectives proposed for the national technological scientific system are met;

(l) Establish mechanisms to ensure improvement, stability and equity in the remuneration of human resources that promote the consolidation of the scientific, technological and national innovation system;

(m) To contribute to the development of the National Plan of Science, Technology and Innovation created by law 25.467, which will also include the objectives of this law.

Article 4-Application Authority. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Nation will be the enforcement authority of this law.

Article 5-Level of participation. In order to comply with the provisions of Article 2, the budget for science and technology will be progressively increased to at least 2032 in the year 2032, a share of 1% of the product Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of each year.

Article 6-Progressiveness. In order to comply with the objectives set out in Article 3 and to ensure the progressive and sustained increase of resources to strengthen the System of Science, Technology and Innovation, at the time of the preparation of the budget national, investment in the science and technology function shall grow annually according to the minimum percentages shown in the following table:

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Article 7-Guarantee. The allocation of resources for the science and technical function of the national budget will never be lower, in absolute terms, than in the previous year's budget. In the fiscal years in which the application of the percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP) provided for in Article 6 ° resulted in an amount less than or equal to that of the previous year, the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers would be entitled to carry out the necessary budgetary changes in order to comply with the objectives of this law.

Article 8-Federalization. In order to promote a federal science and technology system:

(a) A distribution of the funds will be established on a federal basis, in order to promote a progressive reduction of the asymmetries present among the different regions of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation;

b) A consolidation and growth of the provincial systems of science and technology and innovation will be promoted, starting from the joint with the Federal Council of Science and Technology (COFECYT).

In order to comply with this Article, it is established that a minimum of twenty percent (20%) of the annual increase in the national budget arising from the application of the table included in Article 6 must be distributed in the National System. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires will apply to projects that promote the harmonious development of the country's regions, with emphasis on those of lesser development.

The Federal Council of Science and Technology (COFECYT), through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, will coordinate actions to comply with the provisions of this article, safeguarding a fair distribution and encouraging the roots of the technological scientific system in each of the Argentine provinces, with reference to the National Plan of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Article 9-Amendments. Any change in the composition of the science and technology function should be accompanied by a budget proposal that guarantees the investment of the national state in science, technology and innovation, respecting the terms of the present law.

Article 10.-Implementation of the resources. The Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers shall annually submit a report on the implementation of the detailed budget by jurisdictions and their degree of compliance with the Committees of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of the Chamber of Deputies, and Science and Technology of the Chamber of Senators of the Honorable Congress of the Nation, for its control and monitoring.

Article 11.-Participation of the private sector. In order to promote an increase in the participation of the private sector in investment in science, technology and innovation (Article 22 (c) and (d) of Law 25.467) as a complement to public investment, specific regulations may be imposed.

Article 12.-Invite the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires to adopt legislative measures similar to the present.

Article 13.-Commune to the national executive branch.

GIVEN IN THE SESSION HALL OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN BUENOS AIRES, ON THE TWENTY-FOUR DAYS OF FEBRUARY OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE.

REGISTERED UNDER NO 27614

CLAUDIA LEDESMA ABDALLAH DE ZAMORA-SERGIO MASSA-Marcelo Jorge Fuentes-Eduardo Cergnul

e. 12/03/2021 N ° 14483/21 v. 12/03/2021