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Operational Programme "Science, Technology, Innovation"

PROGRAMME

POCTI

Operational Programme "Science, Technology, Innovation"
Programa Operacional "Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovação"

Background & policy context: 

The POCTI programme was presented to the EC in November 1999 and integrated within the CSP III in July 2000. The main strategic lines of the project are to overcome scientific backwardness, expand innovation activities and promote a scientific and technological culture.

The programme was planned based on several studies and public debates between 1998 and 1999 within the scope of the 'White Book for Portuguese Scientific and Technological Development 2000-2006'. The total budget initially allocated was € 980 million for the period 2000-2006.

Strategic Objectives: 

There are four main objectives of the activities carried under the POCTI support:

1) To overcome the scientific backwardness through:

  • The promotion of a competitive scientific production according to international standards
  • The development of a modern network of R&D institutions
  • The organisation of a solid matrix of scientific equipment
  • The mobilisation of the co-operation capacity of the country

 

2) To expand innovation activities through:

  • The internationalisation of scientific and technological innovation
  • Provide added value to the results of R&D activities
  • The development of integrated and inter-sectorial programmes
  • The promotion of co-operation between firms and R&D institutions

 

3) To promote a scientific and technological oriented culture through:

  • The establishment of a solid base: 'Alive Science in the School' programme
  • The introduction of science within the 'map of culture'
  • The increase of resources for broad dissemination of science and technology.
Programme organisation: 

POCTI is organised around three axes of action:

Axis 1: Education and Qualification

Measure 1.1 - Advanced education

  • Measure 1.2 - Support to the insertion of persons with postgraduate studies (PhD, MA, MSc, etc) into firms and R&D institutions

Axis 2: Development of Scientific, Technological and Innovation System

  • Measure 2.1 - Development of a modern network of R&D institutions
  • Measure 2.2 - Organisation of a solid matrix of scientific equipment
  • Measure 2.3 - Promote scientific production, technological development and innovation

Axis 3: Promotion of a Scientific and Technological Culture

Measure 1.3 - Promotion of a Scientific and Technological Culture

The main contribution from POCTI to transport R&D activities is funding of specific projects in the area. There is not a specific measure or sub-programme dealing with transport activities funding; the support is done on cross-section basis. Projects presented for funding would be inserted and assessed within one of the three axis for action.

Leading Institutions:

Ministério da Ciência e do Ensino Superior (Ministry of Science and Higher Education)

Type of funding:
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

Total budget by year and axis of application:

Year TOTAL (EUR)

2000 147 089 000
Axis 1 63 300 000
Axis 2 72 717 000
Axis 3 10 176 000
Technical
Assistance 896 000

2001 163 206 000
Axis 1 63 947 000
Axis 2 87 136 000
Axis 3 10 325 000
Technical
Assistance 1 798 000

2002 175 900 000
Axis 1 65 691 000
Axis 2 97 192 000
Axis 3 10 424 000
Technical
Assistance 2.593.000

2003 196 086 000
Axis 1 66 939 000
Axis 2 113 534 000
Axis 3 12 669 000
Technical
Assistance 2 944 000

2004 112 937 000
Axis 1 45 738 000
Axis 2 54 579 000
Axis 3 9 078 000
Technical
Assistance 3 542 000

2005 84 779 000
Axis 1 34 521 000
Axis 2 37 242 000
Axis 3 9 228 000
Technical
Assistance 3 788 000

2006 76 738 000
Axis 1 30 919 000
Axis 2 33 989 000
Axis 3 7 930 000
Technical
Assistance 3 900 000

TOTAL 956 735 000
Axis 1 371 055 000
Axis 2 496 389 000
Axis 3 69 830 000
Technical
Assistance 19 461 000

Participating countries: 
Portugal
Projects covered: 

N/A

Contact Name: 
Mr Fernando Ramôa Ribeiro
Contact Email: 
Organisation: 
POCTI Management Cabinet - Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Address: 
Av. D. Carlos I, 44 - 2º andar
Zipcode: 
1200-049
City: 
Lisbon
Contact country:
Telephone: 
+351 21 397 0664
Fax Number: 
+351 21 397 0080