Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Argentina)


Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación
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Ministry overview
Formed2007; 14 years ago (2007)
Preceding Ministry
HeadquartersGodoy Cruz 2320, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Annual budget$ 47,438,392 (2021)[1]
Minister responsible
Parent departmentGovernment of Argentina

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Spanish: Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación; MINCYT) of Argentina is a ministry of the national executive power that oversees the government's scientific and technological policy. It oversees decentralized research and development dependencies such as the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation (Agencia I+D+i), the National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) and the National Genetic Data Bank.

The Ministry was created in 2017 by decree of then-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner; matters of science and technological development had previously been part of the Ministry of Education's portfolio. The current minister of science and technology is Daniel Filmus, who assumed office in 2021 under President Alberto Fernández.[2]

List of ministers

No. Minister Party Term President
Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (2007–2018)
1 Lino Barañao Independent 10 December 2007 – 10 December 2015 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
10 December 2015 – 5 September 2018 Mauricio Macri
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (2019–present)
2 Roberto Salvarezza Independent 10 December 2019 – 20 September 2021 Alberto Fernández
3 Daniel Filmus Justicialist Party 20 September 2021 – present


  1. ^ "Presupuesto 2021". Ministerio de Economía (in Spanish). 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Quién es Daniel Filmus, el nuevo ministro de Ciencia y Tecnología". Página/12 (in Spanish). 17 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.

External links

  • Official website (in Spanish)