“We want to bring science to every corner of Valencian society.”
Konsel’s stellar plan to attract, generate and retain scientific talent in the Valencian community Jane T, It celebrates three years with hundreds of researchers and researchers appointed, of whom 83 have already implemented projects at universities and research institutes in Valencia.
The concealer celebrated that anniversary today, at Gent-T: Three Years of Bringing Talents Where, among other things, researchers participating in the program presented the Accent, The Association of Scientists of Excellence in GenT And they demanded some improvements.
As shown Gonzalo Abelan, Accent Chair and Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Sciences (ICMol) of the University of Valencia, the aim of the association is to “demonstrate and enhance the GenT program” but above all, Promoting scientific calls, training new generations, and spreading the contribution to scientific literacy for society.. “We want to create a network of proactive scholars, who bring science to every corner of Valencian society,” he noted in the event.
Likewise, he also highlighted that one of Accent’s other goals is the need for “significant interaction with companies”, which they view as “essential to implementing knowledge and transforming our economy.”
One of the successes of the GenT plan, as Abelan acknowledged from the start, has been the beneficiaries of the calls that have been highlighted “unprecedented conditions, both economic and scientific” and that “go beyond other national programs in both innovation and financing”, thus allowing and highlighting “to attract unified scholars” all over the world”.
Given this, from Accent today they raised two requests for improvement to President Ximo Puig and the Ministry of Innovation, Carolina Pascual, who were present at the Alicante event. On the other hand, researchers are concerned about Project continuity Who started with GenT. For this reason, they called for “program strengthening”, which they view as “the major challenge” and “the main determinant of success”.
On the one hand, as a “general rhetoric”, they denounced Accent “stifling bureaucracy” (processing requests, justifications …) and “budget rigidity” that GenT beneficiaries must endure.
“There is no better investment”
President Zemo Puig He stressed that “science is global and knows no boundaries, but for a country to grow, it must be rooted in science, development and research …”. Of GenT, the president said: “She has the courage and the assets to be able to bring together different points of view.”
In addition, Puig pointed to the current situation: “If anyone doubts the importance of science from all sides, the epidemic demonstrated it with all cruelty, because we asked them to find a solution within a few months. Science succeeded and did not fail.”
“It is a society that should see science as a lever towards its future,” this is what the Valencia president defends.
Now, Puig realized, at Abelan’s request, that the time had come “to be able to guide stability, with action beyond the short term”. “We need programs like genetics to be permanently fixed,” he asserted, bearing in mind the “fundamental” cooperation between the public and private sectors and a “standardization process for researchers”, in addition to “de-bureaucracy”, which already deals with Generalitat, Progressed.
For its part, the Ministry Carolina Pascual He defended that “there is no better investment than an investment of talent because although its benefits are not immediate, they last over time and have a doubling power,” as the goals, as it was pointed out, are to “attract, generate and connect talent” but also “the transfer of knowledge”. “.
The Ministry has chosen to “enhance the personality” of GenT, both within the academic world and in research excellence; And he announced the creation of a service in Research Centers “to support people who were absent when joining our system”. Likewise, the website www.gentalent.gva.es has been launched.
Plus, they also interfered with the verb Carmen BiviaRegional Secretary for Universities and Research and Director General of Science Angel Antonio Carbonell, In addition to Kings of CalvoResearcher at the University of Alicante. Juana Marie Delgado SaborateFrom Jaume I University; Fernando Master, From the University of Alicante and Jaime I Prize, in the category Environmental Protection 2020.
The GenT Plan was born in 2017 to reverse a course “brain imigrante” That Valencia community has experienced in recent years, with the aim of retaining distinguished researchers, divided into three groups: Doctors of Excellence (CideGenT), International Experiences (CdeiGenT) or Junior Investors (SejiGenT).
In the three calls, 100 scientists and scholars have been appointed, of whom 84 have already joined their new offices. This year’s budget increased to 12 million euros, an increase of 69% over the previous year.
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