Ministerio de Ciencia y TecnologĂ­a de Costa Rica (MICITT)

The MICITT, established in 1990, is responsible for creating and coordinating scientific and technological national policies, focusing as well on policy matters that relate to technical, entrepreneurial and research initiatives and best innovative practices and ideas considered essential to increase the general competitiveness of the country and to promote sustainable development to enhance the quality of life for all, closing gaps between society and technology.

MICITT has experiences with European Union Programs, having been part of the ALCUE NET project consortium in the FP7 program, and is currently the NCP coordinator responsible for organizing the NCP networks in Costa Rica and supporting all entities interested to be part of a consortium in a proposal for H2020. The Ministry has a representative in the Research Infrastructure UE-LAC working group and it is through it that Costa Rica was elected as one of the fourth site to visit the RI of Latin America. The visit will be to the National Centre for Biotechnology Research (CENIBIOT), centre created by EU project in the past.