The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRST) is responsible and supervise the National programmes on Scientific Research. MESRST, through a specific research directorate general, supports the execution of research programmes inside research laboratories and units through the softening of procedures outlining the use of allocated funds to scientific activities of these structures. Other relevant tasks are: the promotion of innovation and technological development by supporting innovative firms and underlining the results of research, strengthening partnership between research structures and firms, and giving birth to an ambitious programme for the setting-up of technoparks and nurseries of firms. MESRST aims also towards the mobilisation of financial resources coming from the public and private sectors, and international cooperation to the benefit of the sector.
4Prima role: WP5 Leader/ Task 5.2 leader with a coordinating role in the definition of the Guidelines and advices for the national and international political institutions in order to facilitate the uptake of the PRIMA SRIA and their future implementation.