The General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) is a modern public service assigned with the task of defining, as well as coordinating the implementation of, the national policy for Research, Technological Development and Innovation. It supports the activities of research and industry bodies through competitive research programmes highlighting economic performance and a socially fair allocation of outcomes. Furthermore, it supervises research and technology bodies, which provide local communities with the skills necessary for producing knowledge and boosting innovation. GSRT actively follows EU and international developments in the field of RDI and represents the country to the EU and International Organisations within its competence.
In the face of the current economic conjecture, investing in science, research and technology becomes a key strategic priority towards a socially and economically sustainable model of development, based on highly-qualified human resources and novel ideas.