Genoma España merges with the FECYT
This is one of the measures included in the Plan for the restructuring and rationalization of the state business and foundational public sector passed by the Council of Ministers.
The Fundación Genoma España will be integrated into the Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT), although some of its functions will be transferred to the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI). Both entities are dependent on the State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation, under the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
This is one of the measures included in the Plan for the restructuring and rationalization of the state business and foundational public sector passed by the Council of Ministers on 16 March 2012.
Created in 2002, Genoma España has promoted technological development, knowledge transfer and innovation in Spain, mainly in the biotechnology sector. Some of its most notable projects include the Innocash Programme and the publication of the annual report, Relevance of biotechnology in Spain.
The FECYT, created in 2001, has the mission of boosting science and innovation, making it more accessible to society, and providing solutions to the needs of the Spanish Science, Technology and Business System (SECTE).
All the programmes and calls opened by Genoma España in 2012 continue in full force and with no change to their conditions and objectives.