The committee of experts who will participate in the proposal of the 10 technologies of the next INTEC 2024 report of the Rafael del Pino Foundation's Chair in Science and Society held the first preparatory meeting on Monday 5 February, which serves as a starting point for the final selection of the contents.
The virtual meeting was conducted by the Director of the Chair, Javier GarcíaThe general director of the Rafael del Pino Foundation also took part in it, Vicente J. Montes.
Involvement of experts
Javier García began by thanking the expert involvement The INTEC 2023 report, which has been larger than in other years, with the inclusion of exclusive statements in the final document and the recording of five video and audio interviewswhich can be consulted in the Youtube channel and in the podcast archive of the Rafael del Pino Foundation.
Javier García also explained that the report will be published in the form of a book published by Planet and with design the creative studio Germinal. We will shortly comment on the dissemination plan to the committee because the involvement of experts can be one of the keys to editorial success.
The aim is for the book to be handed over to representatives of the Administration and of the institutions and corporations most representative companies in the country. "In short, anyone who we think can implement the transformation initiatives proposed in the report," said Javier García.
With regard to the 2024 report, Javier García stated at the meeting with the experts that the main thrust of INTEC should be to Moving to Actionbut an action transformer"He added.
He invited us to analyse our reality and identify technologies almost "surgically, like a sniper". If the first years made very broad technology proposals, the value of the report in the current edition could be to suggest specific applications of technologies.
Following the preparatory meeting, a deadline has been opened for experts to submit their proposals to the Rafael del Pino Foundation's Chair in Science and Society. its selection of emerging technologies in which Spain is in a position to speak with its own voice.
At the end of February, a new meeting will take place, where all the ideas received will be pooled and the most appropriate ones will be agreed upon. 10 proposals The Chair's team, led by Javier García and also including Eugenio Mallol and Fernando Gomollón, will be working on them. The final document should be ready in the last quarter of the year.
The INTEC report is unique in its country. The committee of experts of the Chair in Science and Society includes 11 scientists and university professors, in addition to Javier García himself: Lina Gálvez, Susana Marcos, María José Alonso, Ángela Nieto, Laura Lechuga, Andrés Pedreño, Manuel de León, Nuria Oliver, María Blasco, Pablo Artal y Javier Ventura-Traveset. Alongside them, linked to the world of business are Hector Perea, Francisco Marín, Emma Fernández y Fernando Temprano.