Diaz-Canel calls to promote science, technology and innovation professionals

Havana, Nov. 16 - The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, insisted this Monday on the need to promote the training of professionals in science, technology and innovation and their link with the work of the Government.

During a meeting with academics from the Caribbean country, the president called to strengthen the exchange between companies and research.

"The interconnections between knowledge and the productive sector of goods and services, public administration and territorial development are still weak," he acknowledged.

Fostering a government system based on science and innovation entails developing a culture of understanding to face problems based on science and innovation, he said.

In the exchange, the second held with the Cuban president, the experts recognized deficiencies in the teaching of science, vocational training from high school, job placement and the exodus of researchers.

The Doctor of Science Orestes Llanes insisted on strengthening the scientific development of companies with a plan of public scholarships that guarantee continuous training in the business sector.

For her part, Dr. Karina García, from the BioCubaFarma group, pointed out the strengths of extending relations with foreign universities with collaborations that respond to a project in Cuba. (PL)


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