“Portugal is more than a decade behind in investment” in science, notes Marcelo | Innovation

The moment was ceremony and awards: researcher Gonçalo Correia received the Vencer o Adamastor prize for a project in the field of artificial intelligence. Present in this tradition, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa took the opportunity to draw attention to an “Adamastor” in the country: “Portugal is more than a decade behind in terms of investment in research and development.” The President of the Republic was referring to the fact that in Portugal research and development represents about 1.7% of GDP and that already in 2013 the European average was about 2.6% of GDP invested in research and development (R&D). This delay is a North wind which must be earned.

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