Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad - Agencia Estatal de Investigacion (MINECO - AEI)

The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO), through the Secretariat of State for Research, Development and Innovation and the State Research Agency (AEI), is the department of the General State Administration responsible for elaborating and implementing government policies on scientific research, technological development and innovation in all sectors, as well as for coordinating state-owned research institutions. In particular the AEI is responsible for the management and financing of public funds for R & D & I based on the State programmes and strategic actions of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and for Innovation 2013-2016, in line with the Spanish Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation 2013-2020.

Contact Person: Watse Castelein, e-mail: