The State Plans for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation are responsible for the development and financing by the General State Administration of the actions contained in the Spanish Science and Technology and Innovation Strategy 2013-2016.

The current State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation for the period 2013-2016 is structured into four national programmes that correspond to the general objectives established in the Strategy. The national programmes are deployed in multiannual sub-programmes that will be developed mainly through competitive calls for proposals, in which the modalities of participation and funding will be detailed.

In December, the Council of Ministers approved the extension of the National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016, which will be in force until the future State Plan for the period 2017-2020 is approved, on which the State Secretariat for R&D&I of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness is already working.


  • State programme for the promotion of talent and its employability in R&D&I.

    - State sub-programme for training.

    - State sub-programme for incorporation.

    - State sub-programme for mobility.

  • State programme for the promotion of scientific and technical research of excellence.

    - State sub-programme for knowledge generation.

    - State sub-programme for the development of emerging technologies.

    - State sub-programme for institutional strengthening.

    - State sub-programme for scientific and technical infrastructures and equipment.

  • State programme for business leadership in R&D&I.

    - State sub-programme for business R&D&I.

    - State sub-programme for essential enabling technologies.

    - State sub-programme for collaborative R&D&I oriented towards the demands of the productive fabric.

  • State R&D&I programme oriented towards the challenges of society.

    - Health, demographic change and well-being.

    - Food safety and quality; productive and sustainable agriculture, natural resources, marine and maritime research.

    - Secure, efficient and clean energy.

    - Sustainable, intelligent and integrated transport.

    - Action on climate change and resource and raw material efficiency.

    - Social changes and innovations.

    - Digital economy and society.

    - Security, safety and defence.

  • Strategic Actions.

    - SA1. Strategic action in health.

    - SA2. Strategic action in the digital economy and society.


More information on the State Plan 2013-2016: