Traditional roles adopted by public and private initiatives in research are being redefined: public agents are being asked to adjust their activity to the needs of companies, while companies need to show a greater responsibility to address the great challenges of society. The Fundación General CSIC wants to contribute to enrich the collaboration between the public and private sectors in the field of scientific and technical research, fostering new relationship models and encouraging these partnerships to be carried out intensely and successfully.
Joint and informed discussion on the best way to encourage and strengthen a public-private commitment in research. (UIMP, Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander, 5th and 6th September 2013).
The focus was set on analysing some relevant examples on cooperation between both sectors, reinforcing the role of society as the end receiver, but also as necessary actor, of this commitment. (UIMP, Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander, 24th and 25th July 2014).