Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrollo (CYTED)

Ibero-American Programme of Science and Technology for Development

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1984, as a programme of 'Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnologia' (Spain). Became a programme of Ibero-American Summit of Chiefs of State and Government, 1995.


Contribute to harmonious development of the Ibero-American region by establishing mechanisms for cooperation among research groups at universities, R and D centres and innovative companies so as to allow the results of scientific and technological research to be transferred to systems of production and to social policies; cooperate with other initiatives so as to optimize resources and facilitate scientific and technological research in the region; act as a bridge for cooperation between Latin America and the European Union.

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Science and technology framework divided into Thematic Areas, in which Sub-Programmes are located. Sub-programmes are divided into Research Projects and Thematic Networks. Other cooperation is conducted through IBEROEKA, through the IBEROEKA Innovative Projects.

'Thematic Areas':

 • -Science and Technology Application Policies;

 • -Agriculture, Livestock/Herding, and Fisheries;

 • -Health;

 • -Habitat;

 • -Energy;

 • -Industrial Development Promotion;

 • -Information Society;

 • -Environment;

 • -Biotechnology.


 • -II Aquaculture;

 • -III Biotechnology;

 • -IV Biomass as Source of Chemicals and Energy;

 • -V Catalysis and Adsorbents;

 • -VI New Sources and Conservation of Energy.

 • -VII Applied Electronics and Informatics;

 • -VIII Materials Technology;

 • -IX Micro-electronics;

 • -X Chemicals for Pharmaceuticals;

 • -XI Treatment and Preservation of Foodstuffs;

 • -XII Biological Diversity;

 • -XIII Mineral Technology;

 • -XIV Technology of Social Interest Housing (HABYTED);

 • -XV Corrosion and Environmental Impact of Materials;

 • -XVI Management of Research and Technology Development;

 • -XVII Usage and Management of Water Resources;

 • -XVIII Technology of Forecasting and Evaluating Natural Disasters;

 • -XIX Agricultural Technology.

As of 2003, the Programme has 55 Research Projects and 47 Thematic Networks, and has generated 45 new IBEROEKA Innovative Projects. The participation of researchers, scientists and technicians is estimated around 10,000.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 21 countries
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Subjects *

  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Science
    • Science
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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